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The IAA's Jennifer Hardwick and Hi! Street Digital Media's Jonathan Daniels joined Tariq Majid to explore how he can improve his marketing to customers.

Bay Bashir, one of our seven expert retailer columnists, explains how networking with other retailers at trade events can have huge business benefits. Every time...
shop layout

The IAA’s Louise Banham and Pladis’ Hena Chandarana, joined Rishi Patel at his Bognor Regis shop to help him improve his shop layout and customers’ journey.
Business rates ATM

Retailers appealing huge business rates bills suffered a blow today when a key court battle over cash machines was lost. A legal ruling published today...
tesco-booker merger

“If you can’t beat them, join them,” Booker chief executive Charles Wilson told retailers when questioned on his motive behind merging with Tesco. Speaking about...
The Times

News UK is increasing the cover price of both editions of The Times by 20p from this weekend. The price of the Saturday edition will...

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Retailer profiles

Suenita Keshwara

The village of Kirton, Lincolnshire, is the third community to benefit from Costcutter’s Shopper First initiative. Suenita Keshwara tells Helen Lock how it has...

Building on a model from Tokyo, publisher Monocle has opened its own newsagents. Manager Maverick Pettit-Taylor says it’s inspired as much by cafes and...
Premier Smeaton

Running a successful shop in what was described as ‘one of the most deprived areas in Scotland’ comes with its challenges, but Asif and Abada Akhtar have put Smeaton Stores firmly at the centre of the community.

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Retailer blogs and opinion

Do your homework, network and get suppliers to back your store

Trade exhibitions are a prime opportunity to develop your business. We attended the Nisa exhibition earlier this month and, instead of going around the...
Booker retailer

Like everyone else in retail I was shocked and surprised by the early morning announcement on 27th January that Tesco and Booker are going...
Co-op's new look is one future for convenience, but it might struggle against a good independent

Like most of my neighbours, I walk past my unremarkable local independent c-store to shop in the Co-op at the heart of the village,...
Why the ACS is fighting against bottle deposit scheme

Over recent weeks, there has been a growing interest in each of the administrations of England, Scotland and Wales about deposit return schemes for...
Lessons on your alcohol range from the Big Apple

I’ve recently returned from a trip to New York. While away, I was really keen to explore the alcohol offering of New York’s convenience...
Minimum wage

With local elections just a couple of weeks away, Jeremy Corbyn took the opportunity to make some big promises to voters last week. The biggest...

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