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    Counterfeit whisky under the spotlight

    2011-11-01T00:00:00Z

    A new method for detecting counterfeit whisky has been developed by scientists in Scotland.

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    ACS seeks evidence of rates rise impact

    2011-10-31T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is seeking evidence from retailers to help its case to the Chancellor for a one-off reduction on the increase in business rates.

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    Government urged to boost business confidence

    2011-10-19T00:00:00Z

    The government has been urged to cut VAT and introduce a National Insurance Contributions (NICs) holiday to counter-act falling business confidence.

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    New bank gets cautious welcome

    2011-10-19T00:00:00Z

    A new bank promising to prioritise lending to small businesses has been given a cautious welcome.

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    Retailers to launch local food brand

    2011-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Independent retailers and local food producers in the Colne Valley have embarked on an ambitious plan to launch their own local food brand, and become entirely self-sufficient. The new brand, called Colne U Copia, is to appear across a...

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    Card campaign hopes to heal Birmingham

    2011-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Retailers in Birmingham are being urged to back a major new council initiative to draw trade back into the city centre and restore confidence in its high streets after the recent riots. More than 300,000 of government money has been...

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    International: Postcards from Marrakech

    2011-10-14T00:00:00Z

    The Sunstar, Thothaal and Payless groups have collaborated on their first overseas venture a Costcutter supermarket in Marrakech, Morocco. C-Store went along for the official opening

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    Jinx takes on marathon challenge for staff member

    2011-10-14T00:00:00Z

    Retailers are known for going the extra mile but Norfolk store owner Jinx Hundel is going to run an extra 52 for charity. Jinx is hoping to raise 2,000 for Cancer Research UK and Norfolk-based cancer charity Big C in memory of Shirley...

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    Stores push for business rates freeze

    2011-10-14T00:00:00Z

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called on chancellor George Osborne to freeze business rates for 2012. Following Osborne's recent announcement that council tax would not increase next year, BRC director general Stephen Robertson...

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    News retailers call for supply chain investigation

    2011-10-02T00:00:00Z

    News retailers have submitted damning evidence to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in an effort to trigger a full Competition Commission investigation into the newspaper and magazine supply monopoly.