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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.
Sunday-Times-price

The Sunday Times’ cover price set to rise for first time in five years

The Sunday Times’s cover price is set to increase by 20p and retailer margins will remain at 21%, effective from Sunday. The price will rise...
Chancellor Tobacco

Chancellor Tobacco ‘in the clear’ following stock seizes

A British tobacco manufacturer has been given the all clear by Trading Standards after products suspected of being counterfeit were seized. Chancellor Tobacco, based in...
consolidation

Consolidation puts weak groups in the firing line, industry experts have warned

Market consolidation will lead to the closure of the weakest symbol groups and wholesalers, industry experts have warned, as Blakemore becomes the latest to...
Paypoint One

PayPoint boss says struggling retailers need to review entire store

Retailers who fail to see the benefits of PayPoint in their store need to take a look at their entire offer, a PayPoint boss...
sugar-free energy drinks

Size and sugar-free energy drinks key

Retailers who offer a range of sizes and tap into the sugar-free energy drinks trend will drive soft drink sales in convenience, according to brand...
subway vouchers

Subway voucher hunt leads to soaring sales

A Glasgow retailer has seen a 20% uplift in weekend sales following a Subway voucher hunt designed to keep kids occupied as the Scottish summer...
zapper app

Zapper app can put indies on level playing field, says NFRN

The NFRN has urged its members to sign up to payment and Zapper app to increase customer loyalty, drive footfall and put them on...
One Stop own label

One Stop to tap into Tesco range in own label revamp

One Stop has announced an overhaul of its own label range which will provide its retailers with access to One Stop-branded Tesco products, offering...
Independent convenience retail

No plans to remove PayPoint say councils

The majority of councils across the country have no plans to phase out PayPoint as a way for residents to pay rent or council...

Retailers raise concerns over impact of proposed slash of immigration numbers

Retailers have raised concerns over the repercussions a crackdown on immigration laws could have on their stores, highlighting the value of international students to...