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The British Greetings Card Market

Cards For All Occasions The British are a nation of card buyers, sending more cards than any other country in the world. The current UK Greetings Card market is worth in excess of £1.5 billion a year. Over a billion of this is made up of everyday card sales with Christmas, … [Continue reading...]

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Growth Outside The Supermarkets

This article is much abridged from the City Food Lecture delivered by Charles Wilson, Chief Executive of Bookers. We are very grateful for his permission to reproduce his work. The first self-service grocery store opened in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1916. Called Piggly Wiggly, it … [Continue reading...]

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Camelot brings ‘Christmas Cash’ Scratchcard to Life

Camelot, the operator of The National Lottery, has partnered with image-recognition and augmented reality specialist, Blippar, to bring its new £2 ‘Christmas Cash’ Scratchcard to life. The new … Continued reading

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Business, Innovation and Skills Committee – 2013

Rural Shops Alliance submission to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee enquiry into the UK Retail Sector. Introduction The Rural Shops Alliance is a trade Association representing the … Continued reading

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An Aging Population – How should rural retailers respond?

RSA National Meeting Debate When we visit rural shops, we always ask, “What sort of village is it, what sort of people live here?” The answer is very often that it is a retirement village, with … Continued reading

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Post Office Network Transformation

A Briefing Paper from the Rural Shops Alliance 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The government wants to reduce considerably the current subsidy paid to Post Office Limited, with a view to converting the … Continued reading

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