All Post Office articles – Page 19

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    The only village store in Burniston


    The Burniston Post Office & General Store in Scarborough, North Yorkshire comes with a five bedroom house and large garden. As the only store in this village it boasts a profitable retail trade which includes newsagency, off licence, national...

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    Independents: Retailers sceptical about pledge of government


    Independent retailers remain sceptical about the government's commitment to the Post Office network ­ despite this week's pledge that it will halt all "avoidable" closures of rural outlets. The package of measures unveiled by trade and industry...

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    In Brief: 5th May 2000


    Babyfood manufacturers have slammed a Which? report claiming that sugar levels in leading babyfoods are too high. Symbol group Select & Save is planning a major relaunch in August. Bestway has opened a new cash and carry in Bolton ­ its 21st...

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    Will you take the Habit?


    In the popular tourist village of Gosforth in Cumbria, the Lakeland Habit is an extremely profitable c-store, post office and newsagency. Located opposite the village's only major car park it also incorporates a first floor tearoom/cafe which is...

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    Preservation order had to be overcome to give the Hook Norto


    Tony Hurren reports A village store at Hook Norton, near Banbury, Oxfordshire, where a series of proprietors stayed for only two or three years, has now been run by the same couple for more than a decade and, following a major refit, sales have...

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    No room for a Soviet state


    The Competition Comm-ission kept the Post Office busy again this week with another mail out to supermarkets. Just a whiff of the official postmark sets the adrenalin coursing through the veins of the industry and its media sideshow. But for all...

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    Billingshurst sale


    The Station Road Post Office in Lower Station Road in Billingshurst, West Sussex, is on the market. The business, which carries a Post Office salary of £16,000 a year and a gross margin of 35%, is loated close to the railway station. There is great...

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    n It doesn't have to be a doom and gloom story about closure


    What future for the village shop? Together with the church, school and pub, the local shop and post office has always been a key focal point to village life. Over the past 20 years, many villages have lost their local shop and discovered, too late,...