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    Editor's Comment: There's fight left in our independent retailersSubscription

    Comment12 September 2019

    Judging for the Drapers Independents Awards is always a lively debate, and one that reassures me that it’s not all doom and gloom on the high street – there is so much innovation and success to celebrate.

  • Drapers Indie Indicator

    Drapers investigates the state of independent retailSubscription

    News12 September 2019

    Drapers is launching its first survey of the independent market to look beyond the shop floor and produce a comprehensive overview of the sector.

  • High street

    Northern Ireland top UK location for indiesSubscription

    News29 August 2019

    Northern Ireland has the greatest density of independent stores in the UK. New data shows that more than half of its high street businesses are independently owned. 

  • Edinburgh 2

    Edinburgh indies battle cost risesSubscription

    News30 July 2019

    Independent retailers in Edinburgh have expressed concerns that an increase in parking costs and “obscene” hikes in business rates have created “an inhospitable environment for local shoppers”.

  • high street oxford ryan oriecuia

    Independents hit by tough first quarterSubscription

    News25 July 2019

    Independent retailers have reported a disappointing financial quarter, as average sales falling by almost 3% compared with last year. 

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    Indies confident but cautious for spring 20Subscription

    News16 July 2019

    Womenswear independents are cautiously optimistic about trading ahead of the spring 20 trade shows, despite concerns over Brexit and heavy discounting on the high street.

  • high street

    £17bn 'crime crisis' damaging small businessesSubscription

    News5 July 2019

    Mike Cherry, chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, has called for the next prime minister to increase police numbers to tackle the £17bn “crime crisis” that is causing harm to small businesses. 

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    Shoppers urged to support indiesSubscription

    News3 July 2019

    Grass-roots campaign Independents’ Day is calling on shoppers to spend £5 at an independent retailer on 4 July.

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    Indie trade dampened by flooding delugeSubscription

    News19 June 2019

    Independents have been hit by a decline in footfall and loss of sales, as areas of the UK continue to suffer from flooding and severe weather conditions.

  • jourdan

    Belfast womenswear indie closes after 50 yearsSubscription

    News6 June 2019

    The owner of a women’s occasionwear independent in Belfast, Northern Ireland has decided to shut up shop after 50 years in the business. 

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