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#PositiveCoronavirusNews – Well at least for some, as many businesses can reopen on July 4th – Ser full list… #BizNews

What can reopen in July 4 lockdown changes? List in full

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/list-in-full-whats-reopening-in-july-4-lockdown-changes-8jj2q0x8w

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#PositiveCoronavirusNews for Shoppers as Rishi Sunak plans emergency cut in VAT to rescue ailing economy #FinancialNews

Rishi Sunak plans emergency cut in VAT to rescue ailing economy

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rishi-sunak-plans-emergency-cut-in-vat-to-rescue-ailing-economy-l6glk27rp

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Mum shares tricks for saving money on grocery shopping during coronavirus lockdown

Morgan Prangnell, who’s a mum to an eight-year-old, shares how she saves money on her grocery shopping (Picture: Morgan Prangnell)Found yourself …

Mum shares tricks for saving money on grocery shopping during coronavirus lockdown

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Supermarket opening hours on Easter Monday for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op

With most stores closed yesterday, some people may need to retire today to pick up some more essential items, so we’ve rounded up the supermarket’s …

Supermarket opening hours on Easter Monday for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op

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Supermarket opening hours on Easter Monday for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op

With most stores closed yesterday, some people may need to retire today to pick up some more essential items, so we’ve rounded up the supermarket’s …

Supermarket opening hours on Easter Monday for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl and Co-op

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

IKEA Releases Cheeky Step-By-Step Manual That Pokes Fun At Supermarket Hoarders

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IKEA Israel poked fun at supermarket hoarders in its latest instruction manual.

The flat-pack company teamed up with advertising agency McCann Tel-Aviv to remind customers that amid the pandemic, it is recommended that they practice social distancing by staying at home at all times. It succinctly conveyed the message via a step-by-step manual normally found in the packaging of its furniture.

The guide, titled ‘Stay Home’, shows an illustration of a house with the important tools one needs for the project. These include a key, a lock, as well as 100 rolls of toilet paper, making fun of panic-buyers who have been purchasing the item in bulk.

It also shows a closed door with a checkmark and an open door with a cross, implying that one shouldn’t leave the house at all costs. “It’s really not complex—just stay at home,” IKEA captioned its cheeky manual on Facebook.

זה ממש לא מורכב – פשוט נשארים בבית.

Posted by ‎איקאה ישראל IKEA Israel‎ on Friday, March 20, 2020

[via Ad Age, opening image via Tommy Alven / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/409202/IKEA-Releases-Cheeky-Step-By-Step-Manual-That-Pokes-Fun-At-Supermarket-Hoarders/

UK Retail News & Stats 🇬🇧🏢📰

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Main points

  • Retail Sales Industry Stats

  • In the three months to January 2020, the quantity bought in the retail sales industry fell by 0.8% when compared with the previous three months, with declines across all sectors.
  • Retail Volume Stats

  • Retail volumes increased by 0.9% in January 2020, recovering from the falls in the previous two months; the increase was mainly because of moderate growth in both food stores (1.7%) and non-food stores (1.3%).
  • Fuel Retail Sales Stats

  • Fuel saw a large fall of 5.7% in the quantity bought in January 2020 when compared with December 2019, which coincides with a rise in fuel prices of 2.3 pence per litre between December and January (consumer price inflation, January 2020).
  • Online Retail Sales Stats

  • Online sales as a proportion of all retailing was 19.0% in January 2020, down from 19.3% in December 2019.

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Latest UK Retail Sales Figures from the ONS

Latest UK Retail Sales Figures from the ONS…

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1.Main points

  • In the three months to January 2020, the quantity bought in the retail sales industry fell by 0.8% when compared with the previous three months, with declines across all sectors.

  • Retail volumes increased by 0.9% in January 2020, recovering from the falls in the previous two months; the increase was mainly because of moderate growth in both food stores (1.7%) and non-food stores (1.3%).

  • Fuel saw a large fall of 5.7% in the quantity bought in January 2020 when compared with December 2019, which coincides with a rise in fuel prices of 2.3 pence per litre between December and January (consumer price inflation, January 2020).

  • Online sales as a proportion of all retailing was 19.0% in January 2020, down from 19.3% in December 2019.

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2.Retail sales in January

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Join the list of illustrious customers with fabulous Men’s Shoes from @BrogueTrader_

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Cardiff’s newest Gentleman’s Retail Shoe Store, The Brogue Trader supply high quality, stylish gentleman’s shoes via their shop in Morgans Arcade, Cardiff and via their online men’s shoes website.

Although only new to the Welsh Capital City of Cardiff, The Brogue Trader have already amassed a list of illustrious customers:

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WRU Head Coach

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Olympic Medalist

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Dragons & Wales Rugby Player

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Blues Rugby Player

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Scarlets Rugby Player

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Entrepreneur from the Apprentice

Do you want to join this illustrious list with your own pair of stylish men’s shoes?

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Fantastic Shoes for Gentleman from @BrogueTrader_

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At the Brogue Trader they really understand, that for a true gentleman, a well-fitting, long lasting shoe is paramount.

About the Brogue Trader:

At the Brogue Trader we understand that for a true Gentlemen, a well fitting, long lasting shoe goes without saying. It’s like a mark of refinement and a statement of personal pride in ones appearance, a handmade welted shoe goes beyond mere items of apparel, they are the creation of a master craftsman, expressing the social standing of the wearer whilst simultaneously providing the delicate structure of the feet with optimum protection from the stress and strain of every-day life.

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Hand-made shoes are also a work of art in leather, designed for the distinctive feet of the individual taste of the fashion-conscious gentleman. That is why we at the Brogue Trader only stock the very best shoes available to the modern man from British Historic brands such as Joseph Cheaney & Son, Loake Shoe Makers, Herring and Oliver Sweeney. We also stock complementing accessories from other Historic British brands such as DENTS, world renowned makers of gloves and fine leather goods established 1777, Corgi Hosiery, the world renowned sock makers founded in 1892 and awarded the Royal Warrant by The Prince of Wales and of course James Ince & Son who since 1808 have been making completely by hand the country’s finest gentleman’s umbrellas using materials such as ivory, brass, whalebone and wood.

However at The Brogue Trader we don’t just understand the importance of well made shoes and the provence surrounding the heritage of the brands we represent, but also the back bone of what retailing is all about and that is clearly that the customer is king. Once inside the elegant and comfortable surroundings of our hub, based within the Morgan Quarter in the heart of the Welsh capital, you will be welcomed by the aroma of the fine British handmade leather goods and the shine from the mahogany clad wall panelling, whilst relaxing and enjoying a traditional coffee as you browse.

Additionally and for your convenience, please try our Shoes to your door service. You may call upon The Brogue Trader to visit you at a place and time to suit to demonstrate and discuss your foot wear requirements with a selection of shoes and leather goods for you to peruse. This service is also available to the corporate world as The Brogue Trader would be delighted to have the opportunity to visit your office with a vast selection of footwear for the team to purchase within the confines of their workplace.

In closing and in essence, The Brogue Trader is a family business where family values count, to us, supplying the very highest of customer care is absolutely paramount. Every person within the Macnamara family has been integral in making The Brogue Trader exist, from inception and the idea stage right through to the doors opening, three generations of the family have played their part..

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Kindest regards
Chris Macnamara
Managing Director

Where and How to get the Brogue Traders Shoes:

They provide their well fitting and long lasting shoes via a Sophisticated and Classy Shoe Store, in Morgans Arcade, Cardiff or online via: http://www.thebroguetrader.com

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