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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.
Magazine, Christmas, Christmas magazines, Comag, DC Thomson

Independent retailers urged to maximise Christmas magazine opportunity

Independents can grow their share of Christmas editions and one shots in the craft and home interest sectors by displaying copies as early as...
Racing Post, sub-retailing, Citipost

Indies lose sub-retailing income on Racing Post

Retailers are set to lose out on sub-retailing income after betting shops in their areas signed new contracts to receive The Racing Post from...
tobacco

Retailers raise tobacco margins to up to 12%

Retailers are raising their tobacco margins to up to 12% to help offset rising store costs following the ban on price-marked packs enforced in...
i newspaper, retailers, margins, price rise, johnston press

Johnston Press announces price rise and margin cut on the i newspaper

Johnston Press has defended an increase in the cover price of the i newspaper – with between 2% and 2.5% shaved from retailers’ margins...
John Green

John Green’s fresh investment gets 50% turnover boost

Last year, John Green seized the opportunity to add a full convenience offer in the store he has run for 43 years. Nine months...
Magazines, publishers, collectable

Magazine publishers grow sales by making titles ‘collectable’

Magazine publishers are increasing their circulation by making their titles a “collectable” item, a media expert has said. Peter Houston, who runs a consultancy called...

Payzone backs down over contract terms

Payzone has agreed to make changes to the controversial terms and conditions on its new contract following a meeting with the NFRN. The changes mean...
newspaper promotions

Daily Mail promotions boost sales

Promotions run by Mail Newspapers in the past two weeks have driven a sales uplift of more than 200,000 additional copies, the publisher has...
cash and carry

Experts predict cash and carries will open to public

Cash and carries opening their doors to members of the public will be the future, retailers and industry experts have told RN. However, retailers said...

New ‘gig economy’ legislation could affect newspaper delivery

Retailers could be forced to change the way they employ newspaper delivery staff following an announcement on new workers’ rights legislation from the government,...