retail

What will retail look like as lockdown eases?

“So, this masked man walks into a gunshop,” may sound like the start of a bad joke, but it could be about to get deadly serious. Stuart Farr explores some of the issues that may face retailers when they reopen

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Posted in Legal

CORONAVIRUS: Sportsman Gun Centre closes shops

Sportsman Gun Centre have closed their three retail branches after the government announced an effective nation-wide lockdown due to coronavirus. Sportsman Gun Centre also said that while the stores are now closed, they are operating with a “limited skeleton crew.”

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Behind the scenes: Key moments in Alan Paine’s history

Gun Trade News meets up with James Hinton and Kam Sahota of Alan Paine to discuss some of the most decisive moments in the company’s recent history. When GTN last spoke to Alan Paine, the brand was marking its 110th

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Posted in Interviews

Martians and Malware

Prevention is better than cure, says Stuart Farr as he argues the case for greater protection against cybercrime By the time you read this article, we will have sworn in a new Prime Minister and regardless of what political camp

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The story of Sportsman Gun Centre

We pay a visit to probably the UK’s biggest shooting retailer to find out more about their growth and the brands they now distribute When Gary Lamburn purchased The Sportsman Gun Centre in 1993, the business was in transition. The

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Posted in Business

Looking ahead to the Game Fair…

As The Game Fair prepares to welcome trade and visitors to Hatfield House, we preview the biggest event in the fieldsports calendar Last year marked a momentous landmark for The Game Fair, as the show at Ragley Hall celebrated the

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Retail Armageddon

In December it started to become apparent that a decision had been made to step-up preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid uncertainty over the fate of Theresa May’s proposed exit deal. With only two months until the UK formally withdraws

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Below The Breadline

Stuart Farr explores the factors – such as 400-year-old laws – which are contributing to the demise of the high street. The proposition that the High Street is disappearing isn’t really all that new. For some years now, many of

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Posted in Comment, Legal

More To The Point

Taking a look at two ways of maximising point-of-sale potential, GTN meets a few specialists who can help you achieve your goals. You’ve taken the all-important time to revamp your website; creating an online hub to promote your company, attract

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Cheeky Blinders

The ever-changing face of gun trade has come a long way in the past century. Stuart Farr investigates the Midlands to see if the price is right  Shortly before writing this I was lucky enough (well, I suppose I was

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Posted in Features, Legal
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