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Two thirds of shoppers will spend less this Christmas compared to last year, according to a Quick Poll by GfK Research Panels of 618 households. The majority of those surveyed (36%) said they will spend less this year, with over a quarter (26%) saying they will spend a little less at Christmas. Just under a third surveyed (29%) will be spending the same amount during the festive period.
To cope with a growing appetite for green business advice and ensure the most relevant information is available and accessible to all UK businesses, Envirowise has launched a new, updated website (www.envirowise.gov.uk) with a host of added features and a more user-friendly interface.
The British Shops and Stores Association (bssa) is asking independent non-food retailers to take part in its quarterly sales monitor to help provide an alternative snapshot of the health of the high street from the unique perspective of the non-food independent sector. Any small or independent non-food retailer who would like to contribute should use the following link: 
http://www.bssaretailreview.co.uk/sales_monitor/non_members.htm.
bssa can be contacted on 01295 712277.

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