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The latest crop at Pumpkin Moon in Maidstone

Bumper crop for spooky celebration

Pumpkin farmers across Kent are gearing up for their busiest week of the year.

Business e-edition

Kent Business e-edition

In this month's Kent Business e-edition

Council chiefs express their concerns about plans for Primark to open a new store in Bluewater by 2019. The discount retailer has shops in nearby Dartford and Gravesend town centres, with councillors hoping both can keep their flagship high street attractions. A five-page special feature offers 51 ways to Brexit-proof your business, with insights from leading figures in the county. Elsewhere, the chief executive of Faversham-based brewer Shepherd Neame appeals to the government to support the UK's tourism sector, which he says is "the most taxed" in the world. His company increased underlying pre-tax profits by 8% in the last year. Plus there are concerns over the apprenticeship levy, as latest figures suggest vacancies will be down by 12% this year, according to a Kent college.

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