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New Consumer Duty comes into force

1 Aug 2023

In what the Financial Conduct Authority has described as “a step change in standards of consumer protection” new Consumer Duty regulations have come into force for all products and... Read more…

US audiobook platform Libro.fm launches to indie bookshops in UK

1 Aug 2023

Independent bookshops in the UK can now sell audio books through Libro.fm. Launching in the last couple of weeks in the UK, the digital audio book platform, which already partners with... Read more…

From Cash to Contactless – IRC Leads Study on Payment Trends in Retail

31 Jul 2023

The Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) will be working with key financial institutions within the UK to gauge the shift in retail payments.
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Retailers call for CCTV grants as shoplifting rises 24% year on year

31 Jul 2023

Independent retailers are calling on the government to offer security grants so that stores can be better equipped to deal with shoplifting, which has risen by a quarter in England and Wales in... Read more…

Indie retail finalists named in the 2023 Speciality & Fine Food Fair Awards

31 Jul 2023

The shortlist has been announced for the 2023 Speciality & Fine Food Fair Awards, which celebrate innovative products and inspiring independent retailers in the world of artisan food and... Read more…

ActSmart partner Tyl by NatWest leads the charge with new Tap to Pay

19 Jul 2023

Apple has announced that Tap to Pay on iPhone has now rolled out to the UK, enabling small businesses to accept Apple Pay and contactless card payments using nothing more than their... Read more…

Union launches blueprint to save the future of retail sector

19 Jul 2023

Shopworkers’ union Usdaw has launched a blueprint to secure the future of the retail sector, which includes calling for the levelling of business taxation between online and in-store... Read more…

Your views are needed on the 2023 State of the Workforce Survey

19 Jul 2023

Bira is supporting and urging retailers to participate in the 2023 State of the Workforce Survey, which is being run by People 1st International, part of The Workforce... Read more…

Jewellery sector’s Inspiring Independents 2023 - the top 100 independent jewellery and watch retailers - recognised by the industry

18 Jul 2023

Industry magazine Retail Jeweller’s list of Inspiring Independents 2023 - the top 100 independent jewellery and watch retailers from across the UK and Ireland, as voted... Read more…

Family-run jewellers celebrates its centenary by giving back to the community.

17 Jul 2023

A family-run jewellers in Kendal, which reaches its centenary this year, is putting giving back to the community at the heart of its celebrations.
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Retailers gets ready to share their Coronation windows

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Bromley in Kent is just one area in the UK where retailers and their customers are coming together to celebrate the Coronation on May 6th.

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Residents there are being invited to nominate the local shop they feel has the best decorated window display in celebration of the King's Coronation. Businesses are being reminded to get their shop front displays in place well ahead of the Coronation, so that residents can send in their photo nominations by May 2nd.

The Mayor of Bromley will be judging the displays and will announce the winner at the start of the Coronation Bank Holiday. The winning shop will receive a £100 gift voucher. There is also another prize for the members of the public with the council awarding a £50 voucher for the best photograph submitted.

Councillor Yvonne Bear, Executive Councillor for Renewal, Recreation and Housing said: “I hope businesses will take this opportunity to contribute to the festive spirit in the borough and we will see many colourful and creative displays across all our parades and high streets.

“I would encourage residents to reward these efforts by nominating their favourite regal shop fronts – which may just land you with a chance to be celebrated as a photographer!”

And, regardless of where your shop is, bira is giving you the chance to download a Coronation weekend opening times poster and social media kit. So, whether you're open or closed over the course of the weekend of The Coronation, you can let your customers know ahead of time. You can download the kit here: https://bira.co.uk/Download-Kings-Coronation-weekend-opening-times-toolkit

You can find more information and resources pertaining to The Coronation in your local area here: https://coronation.gov.uk/

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