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July

London businesses stock up on non-perishables prior to Olympics
10 July, 2012

New research shows the majority of businesses in central London and around Games venues (59%) are considering ways to reduce deliveries during the London 2012 Games, while Transport for London TfL continues to work closely with more than 24,000 companies to help them plan.

P&H handheld barcode scanner a big hit, says Hayhoe
10 July, 2012

Wholesaler Palmer and Harvey, says its pocket-sized barcode scanner launched last December 2011 to make its online ordering offer even easier for independent retailers, has proved very popoular with more than 3,400 customers now using it.

Cuts to public transport mean a car is essential for families outside London
10 July, 2012

A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) Minimum Income Standard for the UK, has found that cuts to public transport and rising fares mean families are being forced to rely on cars for the first time.

ACS urges retailers to complete Minimum Wage Survey 2012
10 July, 2012

Local shops across the UK are being asked to provide evidence to understand the impact of the national minimum wage and other employment costs.

New JTI campaign focuses on effects of plain packaging proposals
06 July, 2012

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has today launched a campaign to share its views on the potential consequences of enforcing standardised cigarette packs in the UK.

Snooty folk drive around in dirtier cars, says AA
06 July, 2012

Poorer folk may not have so much to spend on cars but they keep them cleaner than better-off drivers, an AA Populus survey of car washing habits reveal.

Refinery closures to boost the role of Europe in US gasoline markets
06 July, 2012

The current state of the crude oil and refining industry in the Northern Atlantic Basin has led to excess European gasoline production playing a vital role, saving the US East Coast from shortages, says GlobalData’s expert analyst Jeffrey Kerr.

NFRN welcomes delay to plain packaging consultation
06 July, 2012

The NFRN has welcomed the news that retailers have longer to respond to the government’s consultation on plain packaging and has congratulated the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops’ Group, Priti Patel MP, for getting the deadline extended to August 10.

Wet weather hits summer food sales
06 July, 2012

The wettest UK June on record has had such an impact on food retailing that, despite the very strong sales around the Jubilee weekend (June 2-5), the quarter ending June 23 was the worst early summer period for year-on-year sales growth since 2005, according to the latest UK retailer performance figures released by global information and insights company Nielsen.
 

Bouncing tyre blasts through Carsley site price poll
04 July, 2012

Staff at the Carsley Group's BP North Muskham site on the A1 in Nottinghamshire realised they had suffered a very near miss/freak incident yesterday morning. The full story only emerged when they were trying to get to the bottom of why there was a huge hole blasted through the BP logo at the top of the site's price poll.

Following a deal agreed with Harvest Energy, do you think it will be good to see the Total brand returning to UK forecourts?