independent retailers

40 Days Until Independents’ Day 2012

UK’s towns get ready to celebrate their local shops This Friday, 25th May, marks 40 days until Independents’ Day 2012. On Wednesday 4th July retailers and towns across the country will celebrate the many and varied independent retailers in the UK. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the contribution independents make to high streets and encourage the public to buy at least one item from them on the day. Towns and retailers have been encourage to put on special events and promotions for the day, including themed window displays, high street festivities and offers. The National Skills Academy for Retail’s network of over 50 skills shops will be putting on activities to promote the work they do to help independent retailers become more profitable and successful. Lorna Dainton from Aca... »