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Michael Oliver
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Jeremy Roberts
Julie Meyer
Brian Hay
Jennie Johnson

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Retail sales volumes tumbled by 2.3 per cent between March and April, while the value of purchases dropped by 2.8 per cent as fuel sales suffered a record decline, according to official figures.

Retailers benefitted from the biggest rise in sales for a year in March, official figures have revealed.

Retail sales suffered a worse than expected fall between January and February as shop vacancy rates continued to climb.

Criminals responsible for shop theft and vandalism in the riots need to feel the full force of the law to reduce the likelihood of retailers coming under attack in future.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.