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Retail Innovation

The facts Name: Vince Malone Store: Tenby Stores & Post Office Location:  Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales Size: 900sq ft Staff: Four full-time, three part-time The IAA’s Simon King and...

The IAA’s Helena Drakakis joined JTI’s Kieran Marsh and retailer Vin Patel to help identify improvements to stock availability.
Raymond Farrell

The IAA’s Kathryn Gaw joined the NFRN’s Margaret McCloskey, and retailer Raymond Farrell to discuss theft, cigarettes and more.
in-store display

Harj Gill invited Susan Nash and John Muir of Mondelez International and the IAA’s Nick Shanagher to advise how to improve his in-store display.
IAA Gala Dinner

Retailers from all over the country have worked hard to develop their stores, and we are proud to announce the winners of the 11th Independent...
iaa finalists

Setting the benchmark for the industry Congratulations to the 38 businesses recognised for their excellence in the 12 IAA categories below! 13 of these stores...
Susan Nash helping a retailer improve her in-store displayvideo

This year hundreds of retailers had their store assessed by mystery shoppers as part of the Independent Achievers Academy. Mystery shops provide retailers with...

Retailers from all over the country have worked hard to develop their stores with the Independent Achievers Academy, now in its tenth year. Here,...

31 retailers across the UK and Ireland have been announced as finalists in the Independent Achievers Academy 2015. The finalists were whittled down from a...