betterRetailing.com is the online hub aimed at supporting independent convenience retailers with a site full of ideas, tools and resources to help you grow your business.

Our dedicated and informed team of bloggers consists of numerous award winning independent retailers. Our team write about their experiences and the lessons they learn from running their own businesses in this challenging but rewarding marketplace. Sharing ideas among peers is the best way to grow your business so we hope you get inspired by what you read.

Alongside our retailer bloggers we have a team of expert journalists from our leading trade magazines Retail Express and Retail Newsagent.

We encourage you to interact and comment on the site.  Give us your feedback. Tell us about your experiences in the trade.  betterRetailing is more than just a site full of ideas, we are an online community of retailers so get involved in the discussion.  We’d love you to be a part of our community!

Energising independent retailers

betterRetailing is part of the wider family of Newtrade a company which prides itself on energising independent retailers through a variety of products and solutions.  Have a look at our publications and events below to find out more.

Latest Posts


Lifestyle Express Midway – ‘We don’t just supply products, we supply ideas as well’

Location: Fromes Hill, Herefordshire Hours: 7am-9pm Staff: 6 Size: 1,200sq ft Trading since: 2016 A lifetime's experience running a butcher’s shop still left Helen and Peter Rogers with a...
supermarket secrets

Independent retailers can benefit from European egg scandal

The egg contamination scandal sweeping Europe can provide an opportunity for retailers who only source eggs from Britain. Bristol retailer Tony Mallaban said he suspected...
Rates appeal system

Appeal hurdles blocking thousands of retailer claims every month

Thousands of retailers that want to appeal their business rates are being blocked by the Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) new Check Challenge Appeal system. Figures...

Government expects retailers to help lower calories

Public Health England is developing policies to help reduce calories in diets “from sources other than sugar”, and it expects retailers to take part. The...

Government to roll in new business rates appeal scheme

New business rates appeals have plummeted by 97% since the government launched its Check, Challenge, Appeal scheme in April, research has revealed. Business rates specialist...