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Our dedicated and informed team of writers includes award-winning independent convenience retailers and highly experienced retail trade journalists. They post daily news, features, blogs and comment on every aspect of news and convenience retail - from the latest product launches to breaking news, from in-depth opinion through to category management tips and advice.

Retail Bloggers

betterRetailing trade journalists

Nick Shanagher

betterretailingSharing good ideas between enterprising independent retailers is the main driver of betterRetailing. With 20 years’ experience of covering retail markets, Nick helps shopkeepers of all sizes to think about what questions are important for themselves and their businesses, and to find answers that work in their shops. Nick can be found on Twitter at @NickShanagher

Stefan Appleby

stef-web-picAs head of digital at Newtrade and editor in chief of Retail Express, Stefan sees, first-hand, all the newest product launches and developments and gets to talk to everyone across the retail sector, from independent retailers to managing directors. Stefan can be found on Twitter at @Stefan_Appleby

Louise Banham

louise banhamLouise is the editor of Retail Express, which reaches more than 51,000 stores every fortnight with top news stories and effective, easy-to-implement advice. Louise helps independent retailers stay one step ahead of the competition. She can be found on Twitter at @RetailExpress and @LouiseBanhamRE

Chris Dillon

chris-d-web-picChris is the product and alcohol news reporter for Retail Express. He is using to help keep retailers up to date with the latest launches and promotions. He can be found out and about on @ChrisDillonRE

Chris Gamm

Chris-Gamm-retail-newsagent-1Chris Gamm is the Editor of Retail Newsagent, the leading weekly publication for independent news and convenience retailers in the UK. For all the latest updates follow Chris on twitter @ChrisGammRN

Chris Rolfe

betteretailingChris is associate editor for Retail Newsagent. She has vast experience of researching and writing stories and features about every aspect of the  convenience channel. Each week she helps the Retail Newsagent team speak to the best retailers and suppliers to provide readers with the most up-to-date information on key topics. She can be found on @ChrisRolfeRN

Darren Rackham

betterretailingDarren is the head of production at Newtrade. His role means that he oversees the content in each issue of Retail Newsagent and Retail Express, giving him a unique insight into the key challenges the industry is facing. He can be found tweeting at @DarrenRackhamRN

Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski

betterretailingAs features content editor for Retail Newsagent, Tom has an eye on the big issues affecting independent convenience retailers and guidance on how they can ready their businesses for the future. Tom uses his political knowledge and key industry contacts to bring RN readers market-leading insight from the very highest level. He can be found at @TomGK_RN

Gurpreet Samrai

gurpreet-web-picGurpeet is the news editor for Retail Newsagent. Each week, Gurpreet gets to the heart of the convenience retail industry to bring Retail Newsagent readers the latest news that will affect their store. Gurpreet can be found on Twitter at @GurpreetS_RN