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Fine food retailers in the running to be Best Small Shop 2019

14 Oct 2019

This year we are delighted to say that there has been a couple of fine food shops shortlisted, this includes a wine merchant and a cheesemonger.
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Registration now open for CHSI Stitches 2020

11 Oct 2019

Both retailer and visitor registration is now open for CHSI Stitches 2020
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Two bike shops in the running to be the Best Small Shop of 2019

10 Oct 2019

This year two bike shops have been shortlisted! Read about the wonderful ways in which they continously help their communities and why they stood out to the judges.
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The three best small bookshops!

8 Oct 2019

Over the next 4 weeks we will be introducing a few shops at a time and telling you about the fantastic ways in which they continue to help their communities and why they stood out to the... Read more…

Take part in CI.N's market data drive and earn rewards

8 Oct 2019

CyclingIndustry.News is seeking to compile a health report of the UK bike retail channel for the third year running.
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The 5 fastest growing indie retail categories

7 Oct 2019

Why barbers, beauty salons, vape stores, cafes and tearooms, along with restaurants and bars have been so succesful over the last 3 years

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Fraud alert! Protect your business

4 Oct 2019

Cifas UK, the UK's largest fraud prevention organisation has informed us about a fraud trend that could impact your business.
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The 25 Best Small Shops in the UK are announced!

3 Oct 2019

After hundreds of entrants, thousands of consumer votes and a panel of industry experts, the top 25 Best Small Shops in the UK are finally being announced!

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Three social media tips to boost sales and engagement

2 Oct 2019

Social media continues to grow in popularity and now plays an essential role within the marketing of many businesses.
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How did you celebrate #NationalFitnessDay?

25 Sep 2019

National Fitness Day sees thousands of events taking place across the UK bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds and encouraging them to try new activities!
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Fraud alert! Protect your business

Posted on in Cycles News

 Cifas UK, the UK's largest fraud prevention organisation has informed us about a fraud trend that could impact your business.

Fraudsters are attempting to pay for goods using a debit card, as they enter the PIN into the card machine it causes an alert that asks the sales assistant to call for authorisation. Fraudsters are telling the sales assistant that this has happened before and are offering to call for authorisation. The fraudster then pretends to call the number and gives the sales assistant a number. When the sales assistant enters this number into the card machine it will appear to authorise the transaction, this is because any number entered into the machine will appear to authorise the transaction.
The fraudster can then leave the store with the goods, receipt and warranty, without paying for them.

What to do if you have a suspicion?

If you are suspicious at any time throughout or after the purchase, please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or actionfraud.police.uk to report the fraud

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