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Retail Business News - How do you celebrate Christmas in a pandemic With a socially distanced two-metre Christmas cracker of course Where The Trade Buys, the UK s leading online print company, has developed the novel decoration in time for the festive season...


Where The Trade Buys Launch 2m Christmas Cracker To Aid Social Distancing

Retail Business News - A new retail adventure-lifestyle business based on the nation s love of the great outdoors has opened in the Borders. Elevation North Ltd known as el.


Adventure and Lifestyle el.North of the Border

Retail Business News - A Northumbrian milliner has shared her craft making expertise to a world-wide audience as well as helping a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in need in New York.


Hats Off To Northumberland Milliner

Retail Business News - Sales of a range of alcohol-flavoured sweets rose by 20 per cent while the UK s pubs were shut due to Covid-19, manufacturers Uncle Joe s Mint Balls have revealed.


Sales of Uncle Joe's Booze-Flavoured Sweets Rose 20% While Pubs Were Shut

Retail Business News - The announcement comes following AO having to close all of its five stores-within-a-store due to restrictions after announcing their partnership trial with Tesco only a few weeks earlier, a move which marked the first time the retailer had an in-store presence.


AO to reopen all store experiences on 12th April

Retail Business News - North Tyneside Business Forum has teamed up with the Cobalt Business Park to encourage sales to local traders rather than online or big chains this Christmas. Forum members have taken advantage of an offer from Cobalt Business Park to feature their business free on the new MORE Cobalt Christmas website.


Business Forum and Cobalt Link Up for Christmas

Retail Business News - The team at Mercedes-Benz of Macclesfield, based at Lyme Green Business Park, now includes three dedicated Mercedes-Benz van technicians. The Dealer has also invested in three new ramps for van maintenance and repairs, one of which is being used to undertake MOT tests on vehicles in the Class 4, 5 and 7 categories.


Mercedes-Benz of Macclesfield ramps up support for van operators

Retail Business News - Five years after forming his Newcastle based influential designer street wear brand, Gambian born Lamin Gibba is helping to bring the community together and addressing physical and mental health issues amongst young people through the sport of skateboarding. Lamin started Jerry J Clothing in 2016 after attending college in Newcastle.


Fashion Firm Ramps Up For Young People

Retail Business News - LSH Auto has announced the appointment of Tracy Ellam as Operations Director. Most recently Tracy was Commercial Director of business intelligence and technology specialist Mazepoint Ltd.


LSH Auto appoints Tracy Ellam as Operations Director

Retail Business News - Unique Magazines based in Gateshead, was established in 2009, and now delivers a choice of more than 3,500 magazine titles to thousands of readers in 160 countries all over the world.


Unique Appoints New Team Members








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Retail Business News - Clifton Trade Bathrooms currently has 26 depots across the north of England supporting local independent traders and their businesses. Bespoke co-founder and CEO Steve Brennan said Clifton Trade Bathrooms has an incredibly loyal customer base amongst tradespeople in the north of England. Face-to-face working has always been very much the norm in the trade world.


Bespoke delivers new website for Clifton Trade Bathrooms

Retail Business News - An online retailer of baby products and accessories which has seen sales soar during the pandemic is on track to post record revenues of 40m for 2021. Online4baby, which has its headquarters in Greater Manchester, has grown turnover from 14m in 2019 and 31.


Online4baby grows in size as sales surge to £40m

Retail Business News - While Plumbs has built a reputation over 60 years for sofa cover and reupholstery products sold through home visits by interior consultants, Fable amp Plumb has been designed to be an entirely digital experience. Its range of solid wood sofas and chairs, hand-made in the UK, come in a range of 18 frames that can be styled individually by customers on the fully interactive website.


Plumbs Moves into Furniture Sales with Fable & Plumb Launch

Retail Business News - The first fast track articulated lorry drivers have taken their tests in the UK. Among them is Gareth Linaker, aged 34, from Banks near Southport. Gareth took his test at Kirkham DVSA driving test centre after five days of intensive training. Driver shortages in the UK have threated to disrupt Christmas.


Southport Man Achieves Dream In Time For Christmas

Retail Business News - A supplier of car, leisure and garden accessories is motoring towards record annual revenues as it celebrates its 35th anniversary. The Ace Supply Company, which trades as Streetwize Accessories, has seen double-digit sales growth as the pandemic drives greater demand for its product range.


Streetwize Accessories motors to record in milestone year

Retail Business News - Pall-Ex has celebrated 25 years in business with an anniversary and awards event recognising the achievements of its staff, shareholder members across the UK and its international partners.


25 Years on the Road Awards Ceremony Celebrates Achievements of Hauliers

Retail Business News - LSH Auto has announced the appointment of Tracy Ellam as Operations Director. Most recently Tracy was Commercial Director of business intelligence and technology specialist Mazepoint Ltd. Before her move in 2017, she was Regional Director UKI and Southern Europe of ASE plc, managing 24 automotive brands and the market offices in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy.


LSH Auto appoints Tracy Ellam as Operations Director

Retail Business News - Consumer behaviour changed dramatically throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Food retailers such as Tesco created thousands of vacancies for new drivers to keep up with the increased demand of online shoppers. Conversely, high street stores up and down the country lay vacant, unable to trade given government restrictions.


4 trends to look out for on the high street

Retail Business News - We know that an outfit is never complete without a bag. They can elevate your look from basic to stunning, add a touch of sophistication, or bring your colour coordination together in seconds. Of course, bags are not only fashionable, but they re also functional.


5 Bags Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe

Retail Business News - Businessman Dean Chew is offering some extra valuable support to his son s under-13 s football team. For the former TV technician and NHS worker has sponsored Yorkshire Amateur Junior FC U13 Barca - with the players new kit now bearing the distinctive Ovenu branding.


Ovenu Leeds North West secures Barca sponsorship deal

Retail Business News - This year s Pride March was the biggest in the event s history and LSH Auto was proud to be a part of it, showing its support for the LGBTQ community.


Thousands celebrate Birmingham Pride 2021

Retail Business News - Most buyers prefer to purchase cars in person rather than online, according to an extensive study by leading automotive retailer Vertu Motors plc.


Study reveals most people still prefer to visit a dealership to buy a car

Retail Business News - Liverpool is where it all began for Lucy Jones Lingerie. Soon after graduating from the City s University, Lucy launched her fledgling business from a studio in Victoria Street in 1980. Very soon her lingerie was being stocked by all the best department stores in London and boutiques across the UK.


Lucy back in Liverpool for this weekend's show

Retail Business News - Ross Walker is celebrating the third anniversary of his oven cleaning business Ovenu Stonehaven with a customer service award. The 47-year-old, who previously worked in the oil and gas industry, received a diamond rating from online ratings platform Trustist having gained a clean sweep of more than 300 maximum five-star customer reviews.


Ross marks businesss third anniversary with customer service award

Retail Business News - The leading commercial landlords today confirmed that 54,526 sq. ft. had been let in the first half of 2021 in a strong show of retail confidence on the Park, aimed at serving a fast-returning consumer looking for great shopping and leisure experiences.


Bolton retail park in lettings boost

Retail Business News - The popularity of pop-up shops Pop-up shops brought 2.3 billion to the UK economy annually prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. We could see this rise again with most restrictions eased.


INSIGHTS Bridging The Gap Between Online and Offline Retail

Retail Business News - At Mercedes-Benz of Stockport, customers enjoyed a tropical theme to hold onto the summer vibe with the showroom dressed, mocktails, a DJ, disco lights, tiki bar and competitions. The lower ground floor was turned in to a huge handover bay with a full row of cars waiting to be collected by excited customers.


Successful new registration handovers for LSH Auto

Retail Business News - Manchester-based tile retailer Porcelain Superstore has recorded a seventh consecutive year of growth, after seeing more than a 100 increase in year-on-year turnover. Sales at the family-run business topped 13.5m during their financial year, which ran from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.


Porcelain Superstore see sales more than double to £13.5million

Retail Business News - Richard Winter is celebrating his second anniversary at the helm of oven valeting service Ovenu Wakefield with a diamond award for customer service excellence. He previously worked as a sub-contractor for the former franchisee for two years when an opportunity arose to take over the business in the summer of 2019 allowing him to fulfil a long-held ambition to become his own boss.


Richard marks second year in business with customer service award

Retail Business News - Ventrica the fast-growth multilingual customer service specialist is expanding into Jamaica with the launch of its new operation in Montego Bay. The new site opened this week is designed to support Ventrica clients in the US, UK and European markets requiring lower cost but high-quality English language customer service support.


VENTRICA ANNOUNCE JAMAICA LAUNCH








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