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In a nation of shopkeepers, any party that expects to represent the nation, needs to represent shopkeepers as well. That’s why MPs have been...
mccoll's One Stop

McColl’s has announced it is eyeing up buying One Stop stores in the wake of the Booker-Tesco merger. Speaking at an event with IGD earlier...
paypoint

Retailers considering leaving PayPoint rather than pay the additional charges must inform PayPoint of their decision to leave before the end of May. Those...
P&H takeover

Sainsbury’s is rumoured to be exploring the possibility of acquiring P&H, a move which would counter the combined power of a merged Tesco-Booker. Sky News...
jti gantry

The EU Tobacco Products Directive 2 is now in force, but many retailers have been caught with banned products still in their gantry. Here's...
Mars Retailer Reward scheme

Independent retailers partnered under the Mars Retailer Reward scheme will no longer receive agreed incentive payments backdated beyond one month if a rep is unable...

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Retailer profiles

Our Store Lookbook this week takes on a new look as we profile six very different businesses around the UK. As RN discovers, their...

With space at a premium in a convenience store, you need to make sure every inch works for you. Shelley Goel benchmarks himself against other stores based on their turnover per square foot – he makes £23 per square foot a week in his.

With space at a premium in a convenience store, you need to make sure every inch works for you. Shelley Goel benchmarks himself against other stores based on their turnover per square foot – he makes £23 per square foot a week in his.

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In an ever-changing world of digital transformation, it has become more important than ever for local retailers to have the tools they need to be able to keep up with the diversifying needs of...

Retailer blogs and opinion

tobacco gantry

When the tobacco display ban came into force in 2015, there was an element of a softly, softly approach from trading standards. There were...
business failure

I operated an independent store for more than two decades and during that time I discovered that the task was both full of opportunity...
Why the craft beer opportunity for retailers isn't just about what's on the shelves

Key questions for us when considering new suppliers are: what is the potential for growth and how can we stand out? Few sectors can...
As a local retailer are you asking the right questions and educating yourself?

Earlier this month, Warren Buffett, net worth $73.8bn, and Charles Munger, $1.4bn, met Berkshire Hathaway investors and shared some of their wisdom. “We avoided tech...
Use the story behind alcohol innovation to sell to your customers

Two things on my mind this week. The first, the general public. The second, packaging. The reason they’re on my mind is because of a...
first time buyer

First time buyers have always had challenges when accessing finance to purchase a business. I certainly did, so here is my experience and the...

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