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Businesses settle bills faster

UK businesses are paying their bills up to three days faster than they did this time last year. 
27 April 2010

Pets at Home bought for £955m

Bidding war between private equity companies ends in acquisition by buyout specialist KKR. 
27 January 2010

Gardenex extends support to Glee as well as Garden Expo

UK export federation signs non-exclusive deal with Glee after a number of its members expressed a continued interest in the Birmingham-based show. 
14 January 2010

UK still in recession but high street sees tentative growth

CBI reports most positive growth rate in almost two years but DIY and hardware stores report fall in sales. 
28 October 2009

Silverline Tools' drag racing event a success

Annual power tool drag racing fun day attracts big names, including Toolstation and Makita, as well as Channel 5's The Gadget Show. 
28 September 2009

New government helpline to support workers

Business minister launches support line to allow vulnerable workers to seek advice and report abuse of workplace rights. 
24 September 2009

Matalan launches recruitment drive

Home retail chain set to create 1,800 new jobs including Christmas staff and permanent positions. 
3 September 2009

What do you think?


With a mixed bag of reports on consumer confidence and figures at odds with actual sales, what are you seeing in terms of customer sentiment?



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