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Indie jewellery retailer creates unique gold ‘Key Ring’ for new ITVX series

6 Dec 2023

Bristol and Cirencester-based bespoke fine jewellery retailer Titcombe Bespoke Jewellery, a member of the National Association of Jewellers, has received one of its most unusual commissions... Read more…

Family-owned butcher’s shop hopes 'Mary' will help Wigan families in need of food.

6 Dec 2023

Reynolds’ Butchers in Parbold, near Wigan, have set up a scheme called Mary’s Mince to help people living in the village.
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American Express Shop Small Highlights UK’s Top High Streets for Independent Shops

5 Dec 2023

Research commissioned by American Express Shop Small reveals the top 10 high streets for independent shops in the UK, shining a light on the nation’s small businesses that play... Read more…

Trade organisations call on PCCs to act on local crime as retailers report record theft

5 Dec 2023

A new campaign is calling on police & crime commissioners to tackle crime on a local level, as theft against convenience retailers reaches record highs.
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London small businesses make up to 86% of their annual revenue during the festive period.

4 Dec 2023

Recent data from VistaPrint, reported by London Loves Business, has revealed that 70% of London small businesses generate up to a substantial 86% of their annual revenue... Read more…

Concerns expressed by retail leaders following Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

23 Nov 2023

Retail sector leaders have expressed a range of concerns, from taxation to business rates, following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement this week.
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Winners of Booker Prize Indie Bookshop Spotlight competition named.

22 Nov 2023

Six independent bookshops from around the UK have been named as the winners of the inaugural Booker Prize Indie Bookshop Spotlight, a competition in which independent bookshops and booksellers... Read more…

New Conservative Party chairman writes responds to NFSP DVLA petition.

21 Nov 2023

The National Federation of Subpostmasters has received a response from new Conservative party chairman Richard Holden MP regarding the petition to keep DVLA services in post offices.
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British Business Bank launches new ‘Making business finance work.

21 Nov 2023

The British Business Bank has launched a new guide aimed at smaller businesses to help them understand how different financial products can support them at all stages of their development.
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Indie Shops to Boycott Black Friday

21 Nov 2023

Independent retailers across the UK are set to defy the Black Friday sales frenzy for the third year running, according to a survey conducted by Bira, the British Independent Retailers... Read more…

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Cardmitment campaign launched to remind people of the power of sending greetings cards

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Cardmitment campaign launched to remind people of the power of sending greetings cards

Cardmitment campaign 2023The #Cardmitment campaign has already received quite a bit of media coverage across the country and the GCA is encouraging all greetings card retailers to take advantage of this campaign by using the #Cardmitment POS toolkit – available to download from this link: https://www.gca.cards/cardmitment-toolkit/.

The GCA says:

“Sending and receiving handwritten cards generates positive feelings and wellbeing, creating an emotional response. The fact that someone has spent the time to make or choose a card, write it, and send it makes the person receiving it feel far more special and cared for than receiving instant texts, emails or other social media messages. Receiving a card, with a loved one’s handwriting is a wonderful feeling. Finding a design and message that is just right for your friend or family member creates a lovely feeling of connection when you send the card.”

The #Cardmitment campaign is about reminding people about the simple pleasure of connecting with loved ones through cards.

The key messages of the campaign include:

Cards matter. Sending and exchanging cards promotes wellbeing and mental health, lighting up the life of recipients and senders alike.

That simple act nurtures local independent businesses on the high streets we all love, supports local charities and organisations in the communities we care for and helps protect the Royal Mail delivery service we all treasure.

And in support of all those brilliant benefits, that’s why we need positive commitments to sending cards – from consumers, from stakeholders such as MPs and politicians.

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