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Charlie Faulkner

Charlie Faulkner
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As a reporter at RN, Charlie brings the latest product launches and promotions to life for her readers. She is committed to reporting on day-to-day issues faced by retailers and providing solutions for them. Charlie can be found on Twitter at @CharlieFaulkRN, or contacted via charlie.faulkner@newtrade.co.uk and on 020 7689 3357.
deli counter

Retailers who take the plunge and implement a deli counter could enjoy 50% margins and increased footfall. That is the advice from other retailers who...

Benchmarking your business – and not solely relying on your symbol group – is crucial to drive growth, urged retailers who have successfully worked...
Siva Thievanayagan

This year’s Independent Achievers Academy launched last week at a store that optimises the retail principles that underpin the programme. Charlie Faulkner and Chris...
IAA study tour

After an IAA study tour to Siva Thievanayagan’s Nisa Local Fletton shop in Peterborough, what tips and ideas did the visiting retailers take away...
tobacco giants

Tobacco giants are in talks with P&H which could see them invest tens of millions of pounds into the wholesaler in return for a...
customer spend

Independent stores have grown ahead of the overall grocery market for the first time since January last year, Kantar WorldPanel figures have revealed. Symbol and...

Symbol groups and wholesalers must do more to equip retailers with the business skills they need to run successful shops, store owners have told...
business rates rises

Labour MP Bill Esterson is calling on the government to provide transitional relief to prevent “thousands of businesses falling off a cliff edge”. He...
zapper app

Stores trialling the Zapper app have seen a 35% increase in average basket spend with the technology now set to be rolled out across...
co-op

Co-op’s move to incorporate local suppliers into its convenience stores is not a threat to independents, retailers have told RN. The Co-op is to create...