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Christine Hope, one of our seven expert retailer columnists, explains how you can use social media to market your store to shoppers When I had...

Competition between suppliers will help ensure price rises are minimised, a senior minister has told RN. Andrea Leadsom, secretary of state for the Department of...
Lidl sales growth

Discounters Aldi and Lidl are experiencing their lowest sales growth in five years, according to Nielsen’s retail performance data. In the 12 weeks to November...
Nisa lorry

Independent convenience retailers should avoid trying to compete with the multiples on price if they want to succeed. Speaking to Retail Express, Nisa chief executive...
business rates

Business leaders have slammed the Government over plans to ban companies from appealing business rates bills, with one retailer branding the proposal “undemocratic”.  According to...
food to go

Brexit will be a “tough gig for all concerned” in food to go, but continuous innovation will drive growth in the sector, according to...

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Retailer profiles

simply fresh abergavenny

Just 10 months into their new retail venture, Emma and Pete Berglund’s Simply Fresh store has been named Costcutter Group’s new store of the...
Maria Lewis at bargain booze porthcawl

Wedged between Swansea and Cardiff, located just yards from the beach, you will find Marija Lewis’ small but mighty Bargain Booze store “filled to...
outside Mulligans Service Station and Grocery

Martin Mulligan, of Mulligan’s Londis Athlone in County Westmeath, has seen the town expand and change dramatically around his business over the past 30...

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Retailer blogs and opinion

Business for bohemians

Bookshops and restaurants – nice idea but don’t, top management thinker Charles Handy advised Tom Hodgkinson, founder of The Idler and author of Business...
menzies strike

Despite operating in a declining market, both of the two main news wholesalers continue to perform well. For the year ended August 2016, Smiths News...
GoPuff delivery

Next day delivery? One hour delivery? Dash buttons allowing you to order specific products? The ability to order entire meals from your favourite restaurant? Forget...

Retail relies heavily on presentation and communication and this translates into retail at every level of complexity and size. Prospective customers base their first...
Dave Hiscutt beer posters

In July Steve Denham visited my Londis store as part of the Academy in Action. He was blown away by the craft beer and...
illicit tobacco black market

In a conversation with a great retailer recently, he told me that he was struggling to get any assistance with his tobacco category. The retailer...

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