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closing a newsagents

In the first of a three-part series, newsagent Graham Hales shares his story of closing a newsagents. He explains why he and his sister decided...

Retailers are under pressure to find savings and efficiencies like never before. With the back office the engine for much of this, Charlie Faulkner...
seasonal opportunities

Jeet Bansi, one of our seven expert retailer columnists, explains how you can avoid missing out on seasonal opportunities. As retailers we are all looking to...
energy bills chillers

The retail sector will be hit by an average 1% rise in energy bills, while convenience retailers can expect to pay slightly more, according...
join One Stop

In the last of a three-part series, Joga Uppal explains the benefits of joining One Stop and the effect that franchising has had on managing his store. In part 2,...
magazine launches

Magazine launches rose by a quarter in 2016, with 195 more titles than the previous year, new data has shown. New figures from Frontline collected by...

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Retailer profiles

Spar Hackenthorpe

Location: Hackenthorpe, Sheffield Hours: 7am-10pm Mon-Sun Staff: 14 Size: 2,995sq ft Trading since: 1989 (November 2015 under Raj) Raj Aggarwal is not one to stand still if the past 18...
Peter Robinson

Pembroke retailer Peter Robinson has spent decades adapting to the rise of convenience. Now, with a new team behind him, he’s ready to meet...
One Stop Scarborough

With seven refits, effective store management systems and new products in place, Scarborough retailer Danny Wilson is confident his One Stop stores are fit...

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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

retail lessons

Terri Sjodin, the author of Scrappy, recalls her mid-1970s American childhood and in particular the rites of passage as a girl scout selling cookies. The...

Last week, we submitted our recommendations to the Treasury ahead of what will be the final Spring Budget before the political event moves to...
Billy Kinder

Every year, the RN team visits stores up and down the UK to learn about working life in independent businesses. In the third of...
Alcohol: craft beer

Do you know about what you sell? Not just the size and shape of things and your profit margins; do you have the sort...

How many different retail messages are you pitching from the front of your shop? Too often, we see too many messages in indie retail....
price war on tobacco

Two weeks ago, I spent a fantastic day in one of Raj Aggarwal’s shops, where I got to chat to him and his staff,...

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