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Indies hit with “double whammy”, says retail body

Published on September 9th, 2021 | by The GC Team

The Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) has warned that increases to the national minimum wage and National Insurance contributions to fund social care could force local stores out of business. The increase in the national minimum ... Read More


Hot Off the Press: Morphy Richards Gets Steamy

Published on September 8th, 2021 | by The GC Team

The SDA market has experienced strong growth in the last year, with one notable exception – garment care. Sales of irons have declined, and yet Morphy Richards was the only garment care brand to have shown ... Read More


110 years of ‘Hotpoint Through the Ages’

Published on September 7th, 2021 | by The GC Team

Hotpoint is marking its 110th year with a social media campaign in which consumers will be asked to share images and stories of themselves or their family members with their ‘old but well-loved’ Hotpoint appliances. ‘Hotpoint ... Read More


Decline in store closures slows

Published on September 7th, 2021 | by The GC Team

New figures show that the decline in the number of stores slowed in the first half of 2021, with the overall net closure rate 750 lower than at the same point last year. According to PwC ... Read More

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PJH Wellbeing Challenge raises £5,000 for NHS Charities

Published on September 3rd, 2021 | by The GC Team

Bolton-based distributor PJH has donated £5,000 to ‘NHS Charities Together’ after employees collectively travelled the world virtually in a ‘Wellbeing Team Challenge’. The 60-day challenge involved the use of any self-powered wellbeing activity, the goal resulting ... Read More

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