Butchers Don’t Cook Your Goose This Christmas

Butchers Don’t Cook Your Goose This Christmas

In The News
Consumers have increased sales with independent butchers Butchers and farm shops have reported a surge in trade since the lockdown. COVID-19 has changed the way consumers shop, many forsaking the supermarket in favour of the independent butcher. Speaking to clients in Shropshire, there seems to have been a small tail off in September with queues slightly smaller on a Saturday morning. It's quite clear, consumers have discovered the benefit of shopping, retaining them is key to the continued increase in sales. Kantar Worldpanel GB data reported beef sales were up 19.3% on the same period last year and larger households' up 47.2%. Source: Farminguk.com  The impact for butchers with the new 6 person restriction in households is likely to surge turkey sales further. Queuing at the butchers to collect a…
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27,000 Pubs With Beer Gardens

27,000 Pubs With Beer Gardens

In The News
Pubs are now starting to get some guidance on how a re-opening may look in the coming weeks, it appears the ones with outside space may get to go first. As things progress over the coming days and weeks, direction on how this is going to look surely going to be a relief for most landlords. The British Beer & Pub Association, the leading trade body representing the UK’s brewers and pubs, has said that those pubs with beer gardens should be among the first to re-open after lock-down. It says that pubs with beer gardens or outside terraces should be best placed to meet social distancing restrictions required for re-opening from July 4th, enabling people to enjoy their local community pub’s beer garden in the summer sun. The trade…
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Switching Card Processing Providers

Switching Card Processing Providers

Merchant Services
Switching card payment providers can be quite a daunting task for the small business owner. If you're considering switching there will have been something that triggered you to investigate further, more so if your mid contract with a terminal rental company which are called an ISO (Independent Sales Organisation) Can you switch providers? In a nutshell yes, anyone can switch providers but it's wise to consider the costs and weigh against the savings. First step is to dig out your original terminal contract, this is the binding document which will have early termination fees and cancellation process etc. Who you signed up for your terminal rental will depend on what you do next and the reasons you want to leave your current provider. Don't get this contract confused with your…
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