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Charlie Faulkner

Charlie Faulkner
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Charlie is the news editor for RN. Each week, Charlie gets to the heart of the convenience retail industry to bring RN readers the latest news that will affect their store. Charlie can be found on Twitter at @CharlieFaulkRN, or contacted via charlie.faulkner@newtrade.co.uk and on 020 7689 3357.
tesco tax

Shop owners have expressed doubts that big retailers’ moves towards express delivery are a threat. Following the news of Tesco Now launching in central London, which...
co-op franchise

Co-op has announced plans to pilot seven new franchise convenience stores. The retailer has signed an agreement with UK independent service station operator MRH. The first...
CollectPlus

PayPoint has revealed it could be working with two new parcel carriers in the next six months, as part of its plans to expand...
PayPoint terminals

Retailers using traditional PayPoint terminals face a £120 annual fee in a move by the company to phase out its ‘yellow box’. From 1 June...
rising staff costs

Retailers who give staff more responsibility, find skilled people and automate store processes can increase their business’s profitability in a climate of rising staff...
alcohol promotions

Restrictions on alcohol promotions and an increase of licensing fees across England and Wales has been heavily criticised. The House of Lords Committee Review has...
Booker retailer

Symbol groups should enjoy the “painful” uncertainty caused by the Tesco-Booker merger and capitalise on the opportunity to sign up new members, an industry...
lending deal

Palmer & Harvey has announced it has agreed to a new lending deal backed by JTI and Imperial Tobacco. The deal, which has been agreed...
P&H

Palmer & Harvey (P&H) has announced a further three-year distribution deal with Tesco. The contract is a continuation of the 23-year-relationship between the delivered wholesaler and...
Jag Aytain

In his search for a better work/life balance, Derbyshire retailer Jag Aytain took on the mission of his life – refitting his ultra modern...