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Retailers in Ireland sell four times as much ice cream as the UK. Dave Songer spoke to four retailers in different locations across the...

Every year, the RN team visits stores up and down the UK to learn about working life in independent businesses. In the fourth of...
local produce

When buying local produce, what steps should retailers take to get the most out of their relationship with mainstream wholesaler? Simon Harris, business development...
double-digit growth

Effective use of PoS can drive double-digit sales growth in independent stores a drinks supplier has said. Citing the Grocery Display Effectiveness Study from research...
minimum excise tax

It’s widely accepted in the industry that the arrival of plain packaging and EUTPD II will lead some retailers to stop selling tobacco and...
mum and baby

It happens to every parent: forgetting the baby bag and leaving it at home. RN asks mother of two, Hannah Wells, which six items...
contactless

Contactless technology is helping increase transaction numbers, retailers have said. Trish Lettley, of EJ Teare Newsagents in Somerset, said 50% of card payments in her...

Markus Hofmann, the man behind Shell’s food service, Deli2go, spoke to Dave Songer about how to fine-tune a coffee to go service. Here are...
Independent convenience retail

Retailers have called for better communication from manufacturers on tobacco availability and ranging as the EUTPD II deadline approaches. Store owners told RN they were...

Learn to spot a winner Identify what soft drinks your customers will want to pick up, just like Shailesh Patel does at his Chelsea Food Fayre...