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Spend in c-stores on the up as 2018 ended

Consumers spent an average of £7.05 at convenience stores in December, 10.5% more than during the rest of the year, according to new figures from an independent researcher. However, The Retail...

Jan 16, 2019 | Retail

Government outlines plan to raise plastic bag charge to 10p and extend to small shops

The government is planning to extend the charge on plastic carrier bags to all stores. Under proposals unveiled over the Christmas period, the current 5p charge will be extended to all retailers and...

Jan 16, 2019 | Retail

The UK a long way from being a cashless society, new report finds

The UK is not ready to go cashless, according to the findings of the independent Access to Cash review, which has published its interim report today (19 December). The report found that over the last...

Dec 20, 2018 | Retail

Self-service becoming increasingly popular with PO customers, report finds

New research by consumer watchdog Citizens Advice shows people has found that self-service kiosks (SSKs) in post offices are "easy to use and they can significantly speed up service". &lsqu...

Dec 20, 2018 | Post Office

Welsh shops hail business rates relief extension

Welcome for Wales rates relief extension Retailers have welcomed confirmation from the Welsh government that it will extend its high-street rates relief scheme for 2019-2020. Eligible businesses wil...

Dec 20, 2018 | Retail

Small Business Saturday 2018 "best ever"

An estimated £812m was spent in small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, an 8% increase on last year, according to research commissioned by principal supporter American Express...

Dec 20, 2018 | Retail

Shoppers to splash out on Christmas food and drink despite Brexit uncertainty

Consumers plan to spend more on food and drink this Christmas, according to a new trading analysis from consulting giant PwC. The research shows that shoppers will spend less on presents this year, e...

Dec 20, 2018 | Retail

Royal Mail launches Xmas card mailing campaign with cash prizes for retailers

The power of how cards can connect people is the focus of Royal Mail’s Christmas card video campaign that is currently running on social media channels. Royal Mail’s short film is aimed at...

Dec 20, 2018 | Post Office

Royal Mail extends returns label printing service to Post Office network

Royal Mail has made its Labels to Go parcel returns service available in Post Office branches across the UK. The label printing service enables online shoppers to print free returns labels using thei...

Dec 20, 2018 | Post Office

PO issues date for "switchoff" of old Travel Money app

Post Office Ltd is reminding postmasters and customers that with the launch of the new app earlier this year, the company will be switching off the old Travel Money Card app on 5th December 2018. If...

Nov 20, 2018 | Post Office

Hopes springs in Best Village Shop competition

Family run village store and PO, Hopes of Longtown, Hereford, was today announced as runner up (and was highly commended) in the Best Small Shop of 2018 competition, run by the Independent Retailers&r...

Nov 20, 2018 | Post Office