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Estimote Beacon

A Beacon to the Future?

The type of beacon we are talking about is a very small electronic device. They sit next to a specific product in-store. When a customer with a smartphone approaches the fixture, the beacon senses their presence and can then send a relevant message to their phone. So if the … [Continue reading...]

The Great British Card Company

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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The National Minimum Wage – RSA Submission to LPC

SUBMISSION TO THE LOW PAY COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE LEVEL OF THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE 1. INTRODUCTION The Rural Shops Alliance is a national trade association representing the views of about … Continued reading

Christmas Cash Camelot Blippar

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

House of Commons sits for the first time following State Opening 2013

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

RSA Debate

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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