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Speakers lined up for annual packaging conference

A number of high profile speakers have been lined up for this year’s Packaging Innovations learnShops seminar in Birmingham, packagingeurope.com reports. Taking place at the city’s NEC arena on 26 and 27 February, the event will see professionals from within the packing industry get together and knowledge-share in what has been dubbed an opportunity for… Read more

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One in six e-retailers contemplating a move into the High Street

A number of online retailers are looking to buck the national trend and bring their digital store into the real world, thedrum.com reports. Countless reports over 2013 detailed the “death” of Britain’s high streets, as retailers moved out of physical stores and into the online marketplace. Despite gloomy forecasts suggesting this trend will continue long into… Read more

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Eating habits revealed: Northern Ireland loves confectionery but London hates milk

Northern Ireland consumes more confectionery than anywhere else in Britain, whilst Wales takes the title for milk and cream, newsdump.co.uk reports. New government research has detailed the popularity of certain foods and drinks around the UK, showing not just that which is popular but the specific region in which it is enjoyed most. For confectionery, Northern… Read more

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Transpromo to continue gaining traction

Transpromo will continue to be used for years to come, although it could be known by a different name, one expert has claimed. German publication ‘BIT’ spoke with Compart AG chairman and CEO Harald Gumser to determine how the ever-changing IT world would look in the coming years. One aspect Gumser noted was transpromo, claiming… Read more

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Prospective Royal Mail privatisation creates war of words

Those in the mailing industry have reacted with suspended scepticism with regard to the impending privatisation of the Royal Mail, printweek.com reports. The government recently announced that it would be looking to privatise the Royal Mail in a bid to combat inefficiencies, despite being a somewhat unpopular motion across the entire political spectrum, bbc.co.uk claimed. Now, those in… Read more

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Treasury warned over online retailer tax

Retailers have hit back after new Treasury proposals suggested introducing a tax on online retail, telegraph.co.uk reports. In a bid to place online retailers on a level playing field with those operating on the high street, the government has suggested introducing a new “online retail tax” that could redress the current imbalance. Retailers have hit back, however, claiming… Read more

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British-made products to soar in popularity across the world

British retailers could see their overseas online sales volumes soar over the coming years, freshbusinessthinking.com reports. Research from OC&C Strategy and Google found that, by 2020, overseas online sales values will have increased seven fold, from £4 billion to £28 billion. Furthermore, this increase will mean it outpaces domestic growth and will account for 40 per… Read more

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Bakers’ and Butchers’ Spring Fair a success

The inaugural Bakers’ & Butchers’ Spring Fair has been hailed a success after hundreds of visitors were welcomed to the event last Sunday (7th April). The Spring Fair, which took place at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire, saw the bakers’ and butchers’ events combined into a single show for the first time. In light of the… Read more

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