Festive space a premium this year

Online retailers who keep their stock in storage facilities should book early before Christmas because space is filling fast. That is the message from Store & Secure, which incubates businesses and is home to many online retailers across its three major facilities in Dorset and Hampshire.

Dirty Hippies, cleaning up

A tech entrepreneur has launched an ethical online marketplace where only sellers who meet strict criteria can list their products. The guilt-free shopping site Dirty Hippies was built by Carl Selby who wanted to create something that met with his own values.

High streets are moving

Retailers deserting high streets can increasingly be found in storage units, with hundreds taking space in Store & Secure’s premises over the last five years.

Fax the way we like to order in our groceries!

A family-owned grocers in the South has seen a boom in orders thanks to a blend of old-fashioned personal service and online technology. Fifth-generation Dike & Son has bucked the retail trend by not having to furlough or lay off any of its 75 staff during the Covid-19 lockdown.