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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

New IRI research: Shoppers prefer to buy local

More than half of UK consumers (55%) preferring to buy local brands to help support local and small producers, according to new research. IRI’s latest European Shopper Insights Survey other rea...

Nov 20, 2018 | Retail

Treasury Select Committee launches probe into declining free ATM numbers

The Treasury Select Committee has today (9 November) launched a new inquiry into consumer access to financial services, seeking evidence on the impact of reducing the number of free-to-use ATMs and th...

Nov 20, 2018 | Post Office

Coke reveals Xmas plans

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced its plans for Christmas 2018, including limited edition packaging and the return of its ‘Christmas truck tour’. Available from 12 November...

Nov 20, 2018 | Retail

Post Office launches digital passport service at 725 branches across the UK

The Post Office has today (6 November) announced the launch of digital passport renewals, which includes the popular Check and Send service, at 725 locations across the UK. Working together with Her...

Nov 20, 2018 | Post Office