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P&H taps in to health trends online

Palmer & Harvey is to provide retailers with high quality images and nutritional information for all lines on their online system. The wholesaler said...
staff motivation

Inspire staff to aim high and recognise the great work they...

Earlier this week, the Independent Achievers Academy (IAA) revealed the shops that had made it into the Top 100 for 2017. We spent Monday...
Ferrero Christmas 2017

Ferrero unveils 2017 Christmas range: Thorntons, Kinder, Raffaello and Ferrero Rocher

Ferrero is aiming to help retailers make more money this Christmas by focusing on premium confectionery lines. Here are the eight things you need to...

Ferrero launches new products under Kinder and Tic Tac brands

Ferrero has unveiled three launches for Kinder and Tic Tac to help retailers increase impulse sales. Tic Tac Coconut to Pineapple Tic Tac is replacing its...

Academy in Action follow-up: In-store Display with Mondelez

In April, Mondelez’s Susan Nash, visited Harj Gill in Birmingham to have a look at how he could utilize his in-store display. Three months...
Costcutter campaign

Costcutter celebrates soaring summer sales campaign

Costcutter is already reporting soaring sales success on the back of its biggest-ever consumer campaign ‘Set summer free’. The 12-week promotion has led to £320,000...

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Retailer profiles

Corfe Castle village store

Corfe Castle village store: Carole and Terry Birnie create a destination

Where Mary Portas failed to restore the fortunes of Corfe Castle village’s local store, Terry and Carole Birnie have succeeded. They told Joe Cooper...
Raj Bhatia - Battersea General Store

Raj Bhatia is powering up a quality store in Battersea

Using his 16 years of retail experience, Raj Bhatia has opened a premium quality independent store in the heart of London’s Battersea Power Station...

‘If we’d just been a corner shop we would’ve folded’

Location: Kendal, Cumbria Hours: 6am-10pm every day Staff: 17 staff (two full-time) Size: 1,000sq ft Trading since: 1983 When floods in 2015 put Spar Sandylands nearly five feet underwater...

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Is your store Fit For the Future? Check out our exclusive six-part series

In an exclusive series running across the next three months, Retail Express is looking at ways you can get your store fit for the future. We have identified three areas that will help you stand...

Retailer blogs and opinion


‘Nobody can spot inflation better than a retailer’

Nobody can spot inflation better than a retailer. While the Office of National Statistics needs to put together huge imaginary baskets containing thousands of...
social media

What happens when a retailer doesn’t use social media?

Over the last two years I have been researching the digital engagement of retailers who have been included in the Independent Achievers Academy Top...
Look behind the information you receive and find your best interest to follow

Look behind the information you receive and find what’s in your...

My uncle David Lloyd Jones was a successful entrepreneur whose first business was manufacturing caravans and second business was operating caravan parks – a...
How do locals rate your convenience store against competition?

How do locals rate your convenience store against your competition?

We hear about convenience stores operating at the ‘heart of the community’ a great deal – just go over recent issues of the trade...
Merchandising alcohol: What goes next to what in your store?

Merchandising alcohol: What goes next to what in your store?

Earlier on this year, as part of the Independent Achievers Academy, I paid a visit to John Green’s shop in Cambridgeshire. During the visit, I...
rising insurance costs

What can retailers to do minimise the impact of rising insurance...

If you're an independent retailer, it's likely you've been hit by rising insurance costs. At a time when retailers’ finances are already stretched to...

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