Bira Direct has launched a Christmas display competition, with hundreds of £pounds of prizes
Updated list states homeware is non-essential, while hardware remains essential for England’s lockdown.
Cookshops extend hours before Thursday and prepare for deliveries and Click and Collect.
Bira angry at homewares U-turn last week, plus confusion over supermarkets’ ‘essentials’.
Bira says: “retailers need certainty with regards their cost base.”
Bira presses Government for business rates holiday extension to help high streets and retail jobs.
Association lobbies for business rates freeze and Christmas voucher scheme from government.
Digital webinar series resumes on September 8, helping suppliers develop their online strategies.
Association examines high street ‘recovery’ figures from ONS.