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Robert Hardy

BREXIT Update No. 3

Following the advice from the UK Government and heavy media coverage, the number of companies applying for EORI numbers has increased significantly. However, please do not think it is the answer to everything. Having an EORI number is the first step in the journey.

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Robert Hardy

BREXIT Update No. 2

HMRC recently issued a further communication to around 145,000 UK traders who may be unfamiliar with Customs processes. Copy of the letter is here : https://bit.ly/2UgH0ys We have received many questions about this letter. Let’s deal with them one-by-one

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Robert Hardy

BREXIT Update No. 1

EORI, or Economic Operator Registration and Identification to give it its full name, is (in most cases) your VAT number with some additional data fields. It should not be confused with AEO (Authorised Economic Operator). Unlike AEO, EORI is quick and easy to obtain.

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Oakland International

IGD Launches New UK Market And Channel Forecasts

The EU elections delivered some predictable results (in the UK at least) with The Brexit Party doing as well as expected. Some magical mathematics followed with both sides, LEAVE and REMAIN, claiming victory. Only goes to show how split the UK still is.

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Oakland International

Lidl Opens 700th UK Store

The new stores in Edinburgh, Stockton on Tees, Hull, Polegate (East Sussex) and Rosehill (South London) prove that Lidl’s accelerated store opening plans are on track. Last July CEO Christian Härtnagel announced that Lidl would double its store opening rate to 50-60 per year for the foreseeable future.

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Oakland International

Is Your Business Brexit Ready?

Having negotiated the divorce settlement, the Brexit talks now shift to trade. Industry looks on with bated breath, desperate for clear direction. The food sector is known for tight margins and even tighter timescales. Layer Brexit on top of this and we could have increased prices and border delays.

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Oakland International

IGD Unveils Global Retail Trend Predictions For 2018

The top five trends expected to shape the global retail market over the next 12 months have been unveiled by IGD. The predictions, identified by our international research, shopper insights and catalogue of global retail innovations, provide exclusive expertise into the key areas set to shake up the industry in 2018.

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