Retail

Stillwater Retail Crisis: why businesses are closing | News

For most, sales tax is generally a bit of a nuisance when it comes to shopping and consuming goods from retail or local small businesses. For Stillwater, sales tax can be how the city’s budget lives and dies. Lately, the retail side of things in Stillwater is showing increasing signs of putting the budget on life support. In what has ...

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Marijuana consultations prompt questions on retail opportunities, prevention programs – Montreal

With marijuana legalization less than a year away, public hearings on how to regulate cannabis in Quebec kicked off in Montreal on Thursday. The two-day consultation process has so far yielded questions on how profit from the sale of marijuana will be used by the provincial government and concerns over drug and alcohol prevention programs. There are presentations from a wide ...

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Household pain ends retail spending growth

The strain of low wages growth and higher power bills on household budgets has led to a pause in retail spending growth in July. Spending was steady in July at $26.1 billion, missing market expectations of a rise of 0.2 per cent from June. The end of a run of three months of growth reflects a retail sector struggling with ...

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ONS hits problems again, delaying its retail index data

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been hit by further IT problems, causing it to delay the publication of UK retail sales data scheduled for later this month. The public data body admitted in a statement it had experienced “a delay in processing survey data” from its monthly barometer of Britain’s shopping habits. The index had been due to ...

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Man City owner and council plot retail park transformation

Central Retail Park A privately-owned retail park in Manchester city centre looks set to be snapped up by the council in a deal that could pave the way for the prominent site to be transformed in partnership with Manchester City’s owner, Insider can reveal. A report recommending that Manchester City Council should approve a proposed bid to acquire Central Retail ...

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UK retailer Next spends on paid search for back-to-school retail rush

Learning from missing out on the online dash for uniforms in the back-to-school rush last year, U.K. retailer Next.co.uk spent more on paid search this year to outperform its larger rivals Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer. Research from Adthena, an intelligence platform for search, revealed Next rose from the ninth-most-clicked retailer on Google and Bing for back-to-school terms during August ...

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