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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.
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...
wholesaler prices

Retailers are braced for Booker symbol operators to benefit from lower wholesale prices should a merger with Tesco increase its buying power. RN analysed the...
Snapchat

Independent retailers who don’t use apps such as Snapchat could be missing out on an opportunity to engage with shoppers. High street brands including Lush...
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...