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Jennifer Hardwick

Jennifer Hardwick
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Jennifer is RN’s news and magazines reporter. Each week, Jennifer looks at the key issues affecting convenience retailers selling news and magazines and examines the latest data and trends to give guidance on how they can grow their sales. Jennifer can be found tweeting at @JenniferH_RN, on jennifer.hardwick@newtrade.co.uk or on 020 7689 3350.
delivery service charge

Retailers are facing a carriage charge rise of up to 10% after Smiths News ended its two-year freeze. The new charges will apply from November...
Johnston Press

The NFRN’s subsidiary company N3 has delisted all of the Johnston Press titles affected by the publisher’s recent significant margin cuts. The decision was made...
free newspapers

A Cardiff retailer has welcomed a week-long promotion with a regional newspaper, saying the free newspapers increase footfall and HND deliveries. Mark Dudden of Albany...
Belfast Telegraph, price rice, retailer margin, margin cut

Retailers in Northern Ireland already reeling from Johnston Press’s margin cuts this month have been hit with further price rises and margin decreases. The Belfast...
The Sun, Sun on Sunday, price rise, retail margin

The price of the Sun on Sunday will rise by 10p this weekend with the retail margin remaining at 21%, News UK has announced. The...

Distributor Seymour and publisher Egmont are giving Seymour’s 500 top-selling independent retailers for children’s magazines the chance to grow their sales this summer. The Egmont...
ranging, magazines, Frontline

Bespoke ranging carried out in more than 1,500 independent stores by distributor Frontline has led to sales growth of up to 7%. The changes, trials...
Johnston Press

Regional publisher Johnston Press has announced it will slash the retail margin on 41 of its titles to as little as 10% from Monday. The...
alcohol, alcohol licence, licensing

Thousands of retailers could be breaching their alcohol licence agreement without realising it, an industry expert has warned. Speaking at the NFRN’s annual conference last...
tobacco sale

The minimum excise tax is an “evolution in tobacco” that has created an opportunity for independents to entice shoppers away from the multiples, according...