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Petition urging Barclays to reverse PO decision gains momentum amid backlash


More than 17,000 people have signed a petition urging Barclays to reverse its decision to end cash withdrawals at post offices from January 2020, amid a growing backlash against the bank’s move.

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Christmas spending forecast to stall as consumer confidence slumps over Brexit concerns


Christmas spending is forecast to rise by less than 1% year on year due to concerns over Brexit, with consumer confidence at a 10-year low, according to a new report.

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Bestway Wholesale’s Retail Development Awards winners revealed


The winners of Bestway Wholesale’s Retail Development Awards 2019 were revealed last night (Thursday) at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London.

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Co-op On the Go, America Square, London

The Co-op Group is trialling a new On the Go format in London, as it increasingly competes with food to go outlets in urban areas.

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Responsible retailing: Better to be safe than sorry

By investing in regular underage sales training, c-stores can remain responsible retailers and ensure they avoid hefty penalties.

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A waiting game

Nisa retailer Pommie Singh, who runs Pommie’s Supermarket in Coventry, rang to say that he had asked Camelot for a black bag back in May to return his unsold Scratchcards.

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Thrifty’s: The price is right

In the north west of England, independent retail group Thrifty’s is expanding quickly on the back of a community-focused approach and a commitment to offering sensational value in store.

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Racetrack Pitstop (Premier) Glasgow

Last year the Sud family embarked on a radical revamp of their Racetrack Pitstop (Premier-branded) forecourt store in Glasgow. 

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Domestic policy is back in the news

The Queen’s Speech last week, while still pretty Brexit heavy, was a refreshing return to government setting out its domestic legislative intentions in the coming months.

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