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Comag distribution

Publishers are in discussions with new distributors after Comag announced it will cease distribution of magazines from 31 October. Joint owners Condé Nast and Hearst...
organised crime

Organised crime groups are using small-scale shoplifting to fund their activities, a study has found. Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation, which jointly studied organised...
illegal tobacco

JTI is calling on the Government to introduce a tobacco register for retailers to tackle the £2.4bn lost each year to the illicit trade. The...
Bidfood

Food trends from Singapore, Australia and the Far East are leading the eating-out market alongside US-led trends, according to food wholesaler Bidfood. Group sales director...
meals

Here are 13 ways you can make sure that your range of meals for tonight is fit for the future. For more advice from...
craft beer subscription

Wholesaler JW Filshill has unveiled plans to drive footfall in convenience stores through an online craft beer subscription service. The platform, named flavourly.com, will sell premium...

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Retailer profiles

Robert Kirkwood

Robert Kirkwood was a retail novice less than 18 months ago, but now boasts an average basket spend of £7.02 in a store that...
Kay Patel

Owning and running five stores, Kay Patel lives and breathes retail. In tough times this passion pays off, he tells Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski. "Retailers tend to...
Long Ashton

Location: Long Ashton, Bristol Hours: 7am-11pm Mon-Sat, 8am-10pm Sun Staff: Four Size: 380sq ft Trading since: 2008 David Andrews received a phone call from a staff member opening up the...

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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

Sainsbury's Nisa

Nisa insiders have told us that the Sainsbury’s and Nisa deal, offering a proposed three-tier model for the combined businesses, is likely to go...
Better Wholesaling Summit

When the Better Wholesaling Summit 2017 was announced earlier this year, I thought that it would be very useful to attend. I believed that gaining...
Zapper response

Bay Bashir, one of our seven expert retailer columnists, reveals how he is planning to make more from fresh & chilled and technology. Three weeks...
You need to get shoppers to think that you are better than Tesco

Raise your game: if your customers don’t eat then we don’t eat either, Jerry Marwood, managing director of Blakemore Trade Partners (BTP), told the...
deposit return scheme

The Scottish government recently announced its intention to look more closely into the feasibility of a deposit return scheme, commissioning research to look at...
'Work with us, not against us, on recycling'

As retailers and as consumers, we have a role to play in reducing waste, recycling and improving the environment we all share. This can...

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