Press Releases

July 3, 2015

Dining out at a world-class restaurant? Better dig deep in those pockets for a three- or four-figure bill, dust off your grandmother’s pearls, don your finest dinner jacket and keep up your best airs and graces. Well, how about the prospect of Michelin-starred cuisine that you can reheat in the microwave and devour while kicking back in front...

July 3, 2015

According to Printing, a new Market Update from intelligence provider Key Note, the printing industry in the UK continues to encounter difficult market conditions, with overall sales in the sector estimated to have fallen by a further...

June 30, 2015

Lidl has been crowned Grocer of the Year. Poundworld has reached the £1bn sales milestone. Primark won at the High Street Fashion Awards.

These are all headlines that, just a decade ago, many would have cast off as an April Fools, or at best, misquotes. Yet, in 2015, this is the reality of the UK retail industry as the discount retailers...

June 30, 2015

According to Kitchenware 2015, a new Market Report from market intelligence provider Key Note, the extreme popularity of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) helped to drive the demand for bakeware in 2014, contributing to overall value...

June 30, 2015

As a perquisite for EU membership, nation states are obliged to levy a value-added tax (VAT) rate of no less than 15%. However, exceptions can be made in some instances, in which a reduced rate may be levied on a select number of goods and services, including for tourism purposes.

Across the 28 members of EU, the UK is at present one of...

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