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High street footfall rises 174% in England & Wales post-lockdown

14 Apr 2021

High streets across England and Wales have witnessed an immediate comeback in footfall as non-essential retailers reopened on Monday for the first time in over three months.
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New 18 million Bikeability funding coincides with Local Bike Shop Day aims

13 Apr 2021

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8 Apr 2021

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Leading industry bodies warn that plan for vacant shop-to-residential conversions will not save our high streets

7 Apr 2021

Despite warnings from leading industry bodies the MHCLG have now confirmed that the simplified planning process for retail to residential conversions will be going ahead
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How to grow your independent business using new social media techniques

7 Apr 2021

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Minimum wage rises for two million workers

1 Apr 2021

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Indie Retail COVID-19 Reopening Resources and Guidance 2021

31 Mar 2021

Indie Retail have created an updated guidance document for shops that are now reopening after previously closing
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Local Bike Shop Day 2021 scheduled to take place August bank holiday weekend

30 Mar 2021

Following a survey completed by IBDs and key members of the cycling industry, there has been a majority agreement that Local Bike Shop Day should one again be delayed to late summer.
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Business rates appeals denied amid new 1.5bn relief package

26 Mar 2021

The government has said it will legislate to "rule out" business rates appeals related to the Covid-19 pandemic, as it unveiled a new £1.5 billion relief package.
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GCA releases Mother's Day and Easter toolkits

Posted on in Business News, Creative News

The2021-GCA-Mothers-Day-Toolkit-PORTRAIT-1 (1) Greeting Card Association (GCA) have created a both Mother's Day and Easter 2021 toolkit, with the aim of helping retailers promote these events in their stores and online.

The GCA are a member of the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), a well-established organisation representing c.100,000 independent retailers throughout the UK. 

 

2021 Mother's Day Toolkit

Mother's Day is celebrated across the world. In the UK we celebrate our Mother's on the 4th Sunday in Lent, while other countries celebrate Mother's Day on different days.

In the United Kingdom we love our mothers; in fact, nearly twice as many mother's day cards are bought as there are mothers! No fewer than 35 million* greeting cards are purchased each year in the UK according to the Greeting Card Association's 2020 Annual Market Report.

Mother's Day cards outnumbered Valentine's Day by more than 11 million, and the average price of a Mother's Day card is £2.04 - 30% more than we spend on our Dad's on Father's Day!

All resources can be found on this page will help retailers promote Mother's Day in their stores and online.

Mother's Day is on Sunday 14th March 2021.

 

2021 Easter Toolkit

The resources on this page will help retailers promote Easter in their stores and online.

Easter Sunday is on 4th April 2021.

 

What's Included in both toolkits

Click on the relevant links above to download print and web ready files for Point Of Sale and online promotion of Mother's Day 2021 and Easter 2021. Thank you to Belly Button Designs for creating this year's artwork.

The downloads include:

  • jpg versions of a portrait and landscape poster for use on your website and Social Media.
  • PDF versions of the artwork, both landscape and portrait that can be printed out in-house. Alternatively you can get them printed at a local high street printer, or approach one of our Printer supplier members. These files are ready to be printed up to A3 size, and can be downscaled to print at A4 if you prefer.
  • An email signature image to attach to your current email signature.

If you require the artwork in any other format, please contact the GCA.

 

 

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