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Bury based shadestation.co.uk set for international expansion

Bury based shadestation.co.uk is set to create international versions of their website, and aims to be trading in 50 countries by the end of 2014. The online retailer of designer sunglasses, watches and prescription glasses has already had a significant expansion into 20 countries such as South Africa, Germany, Italy, France, Denmark, Poland India and…

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