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Dave Songer

Dave Songer
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alcoholic ice lollies

Retailers failing to stock alcoholic ice lollies could miss out on sales opportunity this...

Alcoholic ice lollies have been highlighted as a trend this summer as Aldi becomes the latest big retailer to roll out the booze-based popsicles. Last...
finance

First-time retailers report trouble accessing finance

Independent retailers looking to buy their first store are facing increasing difficulties accessing funds, according to business property agent Christie & Co. “Banks have no...

Get ready for summer festivals and events

After surviving the cold and slow sales of winter, we’re finally nearing the events-packed months of summer. RN finds out how three top retailers take advantage Alison Greenow –...
e-cig regulation

E-cig retailers given regulation top-up

Philip Morris International (PMI) reminded retailers of new e-cigarette regulations at the NFRN’s national council meeting. From 20 May health warnings will cover a third...

A fresh look at mints and gum

Mints and gums may be reliable sellers but a little push on these impulse-heavy products can pay dividends. RN speaks to suppliers, a wholesaler...
Chancellor Tobacco

Rising tobacco prices hit store sales

Rising tobacco prices and poor availability of the smallest pack sizes are adversely affecting business, with one retailer’s cigarette sales cut by nearly a...
boost sales

Cash in on gum and coffee opportunity

Retailers can boost sales of chewing gum by up to 20% by positioning packs next to coffee machines. Manny Patel, of Manny’s Convenience Store in...
Lucozade Energy

Lucozade Energy launches two new flavours in time for summer

Lucozade Ribena Suntory is launching two further Lucozade Energy flavours this summer, in a bid to drive sales during the warm weather.  The variants, Blackcurrant...
cakes and biscuits sales

How to rise cakes and biscuits sales

How are three retailers using their store location and customer base to see a rise in their cakes and biscuits sales? Getting my biscuit sales in...

Eight tips to boost hot drinks sales

Getting your hot drinks offer right can increase footfall and basket spend, but how can that be achieved? Chris Keeble, owner of Constantine Bay...