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UK retail sales grew at their fastest rate in more than 3 years in February, as the continued dry weather coaxed shoppers back out into our high streets. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said like-for-like retail sales were up 2.7% on the previous year and that is the fastest rate of like-for-like sales growth since [...]
Tackling Crime Together The Association of Convenience Stores and the British Retail Consortium in conjunction with the Home Office have designed a website to enable retailers to share best practice examples of how they are supporting their local communities to reduce crime rates. The latest Annual Retail Crime Survey published by the British Retail Consortium found that [...]
All businesses can benefit from having the right insurance package in place. Whether it is an off-license or coffee shop, florists or newsagents, a business can enjoy protection from various forms of loss. A shop insurance quote can be tailored to meet the needs of any type of shop and the specific requirements of the [...]
Protect your business with the right shop insurance – UK Retailers Entering Administration Increases.
The number of retailers that entered administration so far in 2012 has been up in the first quarter of the year by 15% compared to figures from a year earlier, according to Deloitte. Sixty nine retailers entered administration compared to 60 the year previously. A number of companies have been hit by the recession and [...]
Last year’s London riots are just one of the examples highlighting the growing risks of widespread youth unrest in the UK. It has never been more important to review your shop insurance quote and ensure your premises are financial protected against damage. Youth Unrest Global economic downturn is affecting all areas of society. These days [...]
Cheap shop insurance is available to retailers looking to protect their business. There is no need to spend more than you need if you find the right policy that covers all eventualities that could have a negative effect on your business. By choosing to protect your shop with a full insurance policy you are far [...]
If there’s any need to demonstrate the importance of a good shop insurance policy for those that run retail businesses, it’s to be found in the continued visible decline of the British high street. The result, after all, is even more intense competition amongst the surviving shops for the decreasing footfall… which means that even [...]
Don’t become a victim of the high street downturn – protect yourself with retail insurance from The Business Octopus!
2011 has been an eventful year for the retail industry, and indeed, for many shop owners, it has been a very trying one. From the English riots to the recent publication of government research that has found that a third of high streets are “degenerating or failing”, there has certainly been no shortage of discouraging [...]
Selling items requires a space to sell from and, in the majority of cases, this means a retail outlet or shop. The shop itself is a vital part of business and not only should you ensure that it is protected against damage occurring from vandalism and from natural disasters but you should also ensure that [...]
As we keep hearing stories about crime rates climbing all the time it is no wonder that more shop owners are looking to find deals on cheap shop insurance to look after their goods. This obviously isn’t the only reason for choosing to take out cheap shop insurance but it is one of the most [...]