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Charlie Faulkner

Charlie Faulkner
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As a reporter at Retail Newsagent, 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.
tobacco

Manufacturers are calling on the government to be pragmatic in its approach to a minimum excise tax (MET) on tobacco in next month’s Budget...
Andrew Selley

Newly appointed Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) chairman Andrew Selley has vowed to build on relationships with suppliers while helping to navigate members through...
Suresh Patel

In an otherwise slow time of year, Valentine's Day shines out as a big opportunity for seasonal sales. Suresh Patel shows RN three places to...
e-cigarette brands

Health officials are calling for a ban on sweet-flavoured e-liquids amid concerns they may appeal to children. Public Health Wales has today released a statement...
Jimmy and Sheeta Patel

By introducing products that reflect his customers’ changing demands – such as slush drinks and Polish bread – and taking a ‘less is more’ ...

A focus on bestsellers could boost sales by up to 100% while making space for new growth areas in-store, retailers and symbol chiefs have...
Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco has joined forces with the NFRN as it intensifies its crackdown on the illicit tobacco market. Fifty thousand ‘Suspect it? Report it!’ campaign...
British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco (BAT) has become the biggest listed tobacco firm following its $49.4bn (£40bn) deal to take over US rival Reynolds. BAT will acquire...
illegal tobacco trade

Independent businesses are at risk of being “wiped out” if more action is not taken to tackle the illegal tobacco trade, retailers and manufacturers...
smashed shop window

A retailer says she is so scared after a tirade of abuse she feels she has no option but to move. Buja ‘Pinky’ Patel, who...