We have just got around to analysing our third quarter numbers and I’m pleased to report that sales were very strong compared to the same period last year.  Strong in each of our markets – newsagents, jewellers, bike retailers and gift shops.

This suggests to me that in the face of the doom and gloom in the press about a retail downturn, smart operators are investing in their businesses.  Certainly, we have some wonderful facilities in our software to help retailers find nuggets of gold in their businesses.