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Home and away

The recent boom in staycations (Britons holidaying in the UK, or remaining at home) has been attributed to the recession. However, according to Visit England, the proportion of Britons holidaying abroad today remains 16% lower than before 2008, and 28.7 million domestic trips were recorded in England between January and April this year. This

Sunday times

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    The change to Sunday opening times has been heavily debated since it was announced in the Budget in July and, should it go ahead, there will be different implications for retailers of all shapes and sizes.
    Supporters of the change argue that the potential benefits of a relaxation of the current Sunday trading laws will

    Pragma and FSP

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  • Pragma and FSP

    Pragma and St Ives are pleased to announce the acquisition of FSP, a leading retail property consultancy. Pragma and FSP will work closely together to provide a broad range of strategic retail consultancy services for our combined client base, while retaining our distinct strong identities and independent expert viewpoints.
    FSP’s skills and expertise will provide

    Paws for thought

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  • Paws for thought

    The pet industry has been famously recession proof, going from strength to strength at a time when other markets saw growth flat line.To a large extent, this is because of the premium that consumers place on their pets and on ensuring that their needs are met. As shoppers began to reduce their own spending and

    Pragma team completes Prudential RideLondon

    The Pragma team successfully completed the Prudential RideLondon Peloton last Sunday. Whilst tough at times, the knowledge that we were doing it for such a good cause helped us on our way.
    We have so far managed to raise around £3,200 for The Back-Up Trust, which is a fantastic total that will enable much-needed support

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