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Retail sales cool in September

Total UK retail sales grew by 0.7% last month, compared with 2.3% growth during September 2017. These are the lowest growth figures for a year. The figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) an...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

Is Amazon about to open "bricks and mortar" c-stores in the UK?

Amazon is looking to acquire a “significant number” of smaller retail sites in order to open its Amazon go store concept in the UK, according to media reports over the weekend.An article i...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

Award-winning PO sold to Co-op

Award-winning subpostmasters Paul and Gail Mather have sold their Sherston Post Office & Stores to Midcounties Co-operative after running it for 14 years. The 1,800sq ft branch, located in the vi...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

MoneyGram withdrawn from 3,500 PO branches

Post Office Ltd has written to approximately 3,500 branches advising that MoneyGram services are to be withdrawn. Currently MoneyGram pays HMRC a registration charge of £135 per year for each b...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

Government to tackle food waste in retail and manufacturing

The government today (October 2) said it will set up a pilot scheme to reduce food waste, specifically addressing surplus food from retail and manufacturing. The scheme, which will be supported by &p...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

Royal Mail shares plunge after profits warning

Royal Mail shares ended 18% lower today (Monday October 1) after it warned on profits in an unscheduled trading update. The mails provider said cost savings would be just £100m this year rather...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

Royal Mail announces Xmas posting dates

Royal Mail has announced its last posting dates for Christmas 2018. In the UK, the latest recommended posting dates for Christmas 2018 are Tuesday December 18 for second class mail, Thursday December...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

BRC Calls for intervention over ‘alarming’ card fee hikes

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is calling on the government and the Payment Systems Regulator to intervene over the "alarming increases" to card scheme fees. The call comes after the B...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

PO trading results: Profits up again

The Post Office today (September 13) announced its financial results for 2017/18, ‘which show continued progress in its turnaround’. In 2016/2017 the Post Office recorded a profit £1...

Nov 5, 2018 | NFSP

'Government must focus on rural business infrastructure'

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on the government to focus on infrastructure in its response to a House of Lords consultation about how policy could strengthen rural businesses...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

Buy Rand! South Africa remains best-value travel destination

South Africa has regained its position as the cheapest destination in Post Office Travel Money’s annual long haul holiday cost of living barometer. Local price falls and a weaker South African r...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office