UK chicken shops thrive while thousands of high street stores shut up shop

Chicken shops are doing well at a time when thousands of high street chains are closing stores (Picture: Getty Images) Chicken shops are so popular they are one of just three types of high street stores to see more openings than closures in the last six months. At a time when big high street brands are shutting up shop across the country, independent entrepreneurs are filling the vacant space, particularly with takeaways. Pet shops and gyms are the only other two types of stores to make net gains as 2,868…

Read More

Big Issue sellers start accepting contactless payments

Big Issue sellers are keeping up with an increasingly cashless society (Picture: Big Issue) People who sell the Big Issue are ‘ready for a cashless future’ thanks to new contactless payment scheme. The magazine, sold by people to lift themselves out of poverty, launched the initiative in response to more and more customers not carrying cash on them. A trial scheme carried out in five cities revealed 80 per cent of sales were paid for by card. Big Issue managing director Russell Blackman said the scheme would help improve ‘financial…

Read More