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Indie Retail to Launch New Monthly Newsletter

29 Jan 2020

On Friday 31st January Indie Retail will be launching a monthly newsletter to be sent out to subscribing independent shops.
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Registration now open for CHSI Stitches 2020

11 Oct 2019

Both retailer and visitor registration is now open for CHSI Stitches 2020
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Creative employment grows three times faster than UK average

14 Aug 2019

Great news for the creative industries!
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BA encourages booksellers to go green

1 Aug 2019

The Booksellers Association (BA) has created a Green Manifesto encouraging themselves,Booksellers and the Book Industry to improve their eco-friendliness.
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CHSI 2020 dates announced

12 Jun 2019

The UK's trade show for the creative craft industry brings together over 6,000 craft buyers looking for new ideas and innovative suppliers.
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Children's creative summer workshops

8 May 2019

Summer holidays can keep crafters away from their hobby and away from visiting your store. Running children's workshops can open your store to those crafters with children and parents looking to... Read more…

Stationery Show London 2019

8 Apr 2019

Get ready for this year's Stationery Show London
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Bring your craft store to life

5 Apr 2019

Visual merchandising tips to bring your craft store to life
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The Women's Festival of Cycling 2019

2 Apr 2019

Cycling UK, for the third year running, has organised the Women's Festival of Cycling
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Guidance in preparing for EU exit

11 Feb 2019

A new guidance has been published for the retail sector with information on preparing for the EU exit
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Best Small Shops Winner 2018

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Creative News

Over the last six weeks 115 pieces of coverage have appeared discussing the Best Small Shops competition 2018 and the 25 shortlisted finalists. The total readership for all the overage stands at 3.25 million!


The Mainstreet Trading Company is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

In 2012 they added a Deli & Home section, expanding their customer base alongside of innovative unique ideas including the ‘A Year of Books' subscription; Book Burrows, two areas where the shop plays children's audio books and the Love Your Indie book loyalty card.

Mainstreet trading company

Rosamund de la Hey said:

"It's amazing and unexpected to win the Best Small Shops competition having been shortlisted alongside an incredible array of fantastic independents from so many different sectors."

Rosamund expressed her gratitude for being recognised with three fellow booksellers, touching on the importance of mutual support for one another. She then thanked the team that has stood behind her and her husband.

Mark Walmsley, Chairman of the Independent Retailers Confederation, explained how:

"We have been able to celebrate the diversity, choice and quality of specialist independent retailers around the country and the contribution that they make to their local communities."

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