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How to Promote Your Takeaway Business Sustainably

How to Promote Your Takeaway Business Sustainably

06-Feb-2019

The takeaway market is booming in the UK. Find out how to promote your takeaway brand sustainably by reducing, reusing and recycling.

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The 10p Bag Charge: 4 Sales and Marketing Opportunities for Small Retailers

The 10p Bag Charge: 4 Sales and Marketing Opportunities for Small Retailers

09-Jan-2019

The plastic bag charge will be extended to small retailers in England in 2020 and the price raised to 10p. This is a a big change for small retailers and there are many advantages. The bag charge provides an opportunity to generate revenue, market your brand and gain valuable PR for your retail brand.

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UPDATED:10p Bag Charge To Be Extended to Small Retailers in England

UPDATED:10p Bag Charge To Be Extended to Small Retailers in England

08-Jan-2019

The plastic bag charge has been a great success. It's dramatically changed people's behaviour and the number of plastic bags used in the UK. Prime Minister, Theresa May recently announced that the bag charge will be raised to 10 pence and will be extended to all retailers. What does this mean for small retailers?

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A Green Future: Reducing Plastic Waste with the 25 Year Environment Plan

A Green Future: Reducing Plastic Waste with the 25 Year Environment Plan

22-Jan-2018

How the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan will reduce plastic waste and improve the environment within a generation.

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Tesco Swap Sales of Single-Use Bags for Reusable Bags for Life

Tesco Swap Sales of Single-Use Bags for Reusable Bags for Life

09-Aug-2017

Tesco are stopping sales of 5p single-use carrier bags and switching to Bags for Life. What are the marketing benefits of a branded Bag for Life?

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Balenciaga pays homage to IKEA's Frakta Bag

Balenciaga pays homage to IKEA's Frakta Bag

18-May-2017

Why would a high-end fashion brand copy a low-end product? Read on to find out what sort of branding & marketing opportunities it presents....

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Three Key Findings for Retailer Marketers - Six Months After Bag Charge England Introduced

Three Key Findings for Retailer Marketers - Six Months After Bag Charge England Introduced

18-Apr-2016

It's been 6 months since Bag Charge England was introduced and data is starting to be realised. Early figures show that plastic bag use has plummeted - so what marketing & branding opportunities does this present for retailers?

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Branded Shopping Bags Drive Sales and Create Buzz for Fashion Retailers and Brands

Branded Shopping Bags Drive Sales and Create Buzz for Fashion Retailers and Brands

19-Jan-2016

Create a branded shopping bag that's bang on trend and get the fashion pack clamoring to use it! Check out our Top 3 most fashionable shopping bag styles.

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Bag Charge England - When Should Retailers Charge 5p?

Bag Charge England - When Should Retailers Charge 5p?

24-Sep-2015

Retailers - do you know if you should be charging 5p for carrier bags? Get clear on the rules before October 5th to avoid a hefty penalty.

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Key Facts on Carrier Bag Charge England

Key Facts on Carrier Bag Charge England

27-Mar-2015

Find out how the carrier bag charge will work in England and what it means for retailers

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