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The Rising Popularity of Mystic Products in Retail

In recent years, there has been a remarkable surge in the popularity of mystic products. Items such as crystals, tarot cards, incense, and sage bundles are no longer relegated to niche stores; they are now prominently displayed in mainstream retail spaces, from big-box stores to online marketplaces. This trend offers a significant opportunity for retailers to diversify their inventory, attract new customers, and tap into a growing market.

The Rising Demand for Mystic Products

Mystic products have seen a resurgence in popularity driven by various cultural and social...

Liv Butler

Liv Butler


Great South West unveils world-class investment opportunities

Authored by Program
Posted: Thu, 05/23/2024 - 8:54am

Region launches flagship Investment Brochure at UKREiiF, showcasing nine nationally strategic, globally significant projects

The Great South West Partnership has launched its new Investment Brochure at UKREiiF, the UK's largest investment and development convention with over 10,000 delegates attending. The brochure was unveiled at a special lunch reception hosted by Karl Tucker, Great South West Chair, at the Great South West Pavilion, and attended by senior business figures, government officials and national and international investors.

The 'Great South West: Investment...

How Traditional British Entertainment is Getting a Modern Overhaul

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 05/16/2024 - 2:32pm

If there's one thing that the people of Britain are known for, it's a love of all of our old traditions and customs. Certain things like fish and chips or afternoon tea have been so ingrained in us that we have become famous across the world for them. Some traditions, however, do need a little makeover now and then to stay with the times, so here are three iconic British leisure activities that have gone modern.


While finding traditional bingo halls of generations past is still possible in most parts of Britain, bingo as a whole has become extremely modern. It's...

South West’s strategic investment opportunities to be showcased at leading national event

Authored by Program
Posted: Thu, 05/09/2024 - 2:06pm

The Great South West , the Pan-Regional Partnership representing Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, will be leading a delegation of senior business and political leaders to make the case for the region at The UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF). UKREiiF is the largest investment and development event in the UK, set to take place between 21-23 May 2024 in Leeds.

An exciting programme of events, panel sessions and meetings at the Great South West Pavilion will provide insights into the region’s critical role in delivering the UK’s...

Evolving Job Markets: The Impact of AI on Employment Trends in the UK

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 05/07/2024 - 10:15pm

The artificial intelligence (AI) market in the UK is on a remarkable trajectory, with projections indicating that it will exceed 4.5 billion pounds by 2024. This growth is not just a testament to the country's technological advancements but also a pivotal factor reshaping its workforce.

With 47% of professionals noting job eliminations due to AI and automation, and an optimistic 67% observing job creation, the influence of AI is profound and multifaceted.

This article explores how AI is transforming the employment landscape in the UK, highlighting the sectors most...

Positive impact marketing agency becomes Certified B Corporation

Authored by Program
Posted: Wed, 05/01/2024 - 10:09am

Program has announced its certification as a B Corporation (B Corp), joining a growing movement of over 2,000 UK companies that are reinventing business for the benefit of all people and our shared planet.

An award-winning brand and marketing agency based in Bristol and Exeter, Program works with positive impact organisations and innovators intent on doing good in the world.

Caroline Orr, Marketing Director at Program, said: “I”m so proud of the team for this achievement. It is testament to the way that Program does business, the clients we work with and how much we care...

Consumer Empowerment in Devon: How Free Returns Can Impact Shopping Habits

Authored by tomdummer
Posted: Tue, 04/30/2024 - 3:20pm

Across the whole country, people enjoy purchasing products they love online and in store, and many have the expectation that they can return products for free if they do not fit. This is especially true with clothing retail brands, due to the nature of clothes either not fitting customers, or are not suitable.

In counties like Devon that are more rural than urban areas like London and Bristol, customers are more likely to purchase from online ecommerce stores such as ASOS and Next, due to the ability to easily send back items due to the lack of brick and mortar stores close to them...

The impact of technology on growing produce

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Tue, 04/30/2024 - 10:52am

Discover the five major ways that technology is being used to benefit gardeners growing produce.

Data monitoring

One of the major ways that technology is assisting us with growing produce is the introduction of data monitoring. Sensor sticks placed in the soil can read the levels of nutrients, assess moisture, analyse sub-level plant activity and identify potentially harmful chemicals.

Constant monitoring leads to large amounts of data which can be analysed with computer software to spot trends and identify areas for improvement. This helps gardeners and farmers...

Devon business leaders stepping up to make the case for investment into the South West and have their say on region’s future

Authored by Program
Posted: Tue, 04/30/2024 - 8:34am

Business event on 12 June will focus on getting Westminster working for the South West, in the first of four Regional Roadshows.

The Great South West Pan-Regional Partnership is launching a series of Regional Roadshows, to give local business leaders the opportunity to advance their interests on the national stage.

The first event in the series, in collaboration with the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, will take place at the Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton, on 12 June.

The Regional Roadshows will bring together senior business leaders, investors, and local...

The 3 Most Uncommon Yet Practical Uses for a Drone

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 04/29/2024 - 10:21pm

When people think of drone users, they often imagine a Youtube or TikTok influencer making videos with dramatic footage. They fly high and give us amazing views with their cameras. But, using drones just for making videos is not all they can do. Drones are starting to be used in many everyday activities, not just by people who fly them for fun.

They’re being used for many different practical purposes such as helping to keep our environment safe to improve how we farm and keeping people safe. Drones, which are sold by Coptrz , are becoming very important tools that help solve big...

Cultivating Weed Seeds: What You Need to Know?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 04/26/2024 - 10:30pm

Weed cultivation often conjures images of gardeners tirelessly pulling unwanted plants from their flowerbeds. However, the term "weed" is merely a label for plants in an unwanted place, and not all "weeds" are without merit. In fact, many plants typically classified as weeds can offer ecological benefits and practical uses.

Understanding Weeds and Their Roles

Weeds are often resilient, fast-growing plants that can thrive in harsh conditions where cultivated plants may not. They play crucial roles in their ecosystems, such as stabilizing soil and supporting pollinators....

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