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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.
cut-off times

Nine out of 10 retailers believe extensions to newspapers’ cut-off times should be banned, an NFRN poll shows. The survey of 300 retailers was carried...
tesco shareholders

Tesco has delisted half its Heineken products as it continues its fight against Brexit price hikes. In response to the Dutch brewer’s threat of a...
independent retailer store size

Reluctance from the multiples to take on stores below 1,500sq ft has created a “massive opportunity” for independent retailers, new research shows. The study, conducted...

A London newsagent is set to feature in a YouTube vlog for the third time, with his last appearance on a channel that has...
card payments

Charging customers for card payments could negatively impact magazine sales, retailers are being warned. Dean Russell, Comag’s independent retail and sales development manager, said he...
daily mirror increase

The Daily Mirror will increase its price by 5p for its Monday to Friday edition and by 10p for its Saturday edition from next...

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced some business rate help for small business in the Spring Budget. Businesses who will no longer qualify for business rate...
Magazine distributors

Smiths News is launching a new initiative which will enable magazine distributors to see retailers’ displays via text message. Through the scheme, named What’s In...
carriage charge rises

Carriage charge rises make the independent sector “less sustainable”, an MP has said, as Menzies announced another hike. MP Nigel Evans voiced his opposition to...
magazine launches

Magazine launches rose by a quarter in 2016, with 195 more titles than the previous year, new data has shown. New figures from Frontline collected by...