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Louise Banham

Louise Banham
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Louise is the editor of Retail Express, which reaches more than 50,000 stores every fortnight. Retail Express is the start of the journey for every independent convenience retailer, providing key news stories and effective, easy-to-implement advice. Louise can be found on Twitter at @RetailExpress and @LouiseBanhamRE; on louise.banham@newtrade.co.uk; and 020 7689 3353.
Iqos Heets

Philip Morris unveiled Iqos, its new ‘heat not burn’ tobacco product to retailers at Pro Retail this month, signalling that it will be rolling...
Iqos

Independent retailers will be crucial in Philip Morris’ plans to create a smoke-free future. The supplier unveiled Iqos, its new ‘heat not burn’ tobacco product...
tobacco gantry

When the tobacco display ban came into force in 2015, there was an element of a softly, softly approach from trading standards. There were...
jti gantry

The EU Tobacco Products Directive 2 is now in force, but many retailers have been caught with banned products still in their gantry. Here's...
Take retail inspiration from others and decide on your next step

My visit to Dan Cock’s newly-refurbished Premier store at the start of this month was inspirational. Equipped with a café, bar and lounge, alongside shelves...
How Dan Cock future-proofed his convenience store

A Cornish retailer has carried out a dramatic transformation of his convenience store to future-proof the business and wants to inspire other retailers to do...
12 top tips for preparing your convenience store for the future

Dan Cock, an independent convenience retailer from Whitstone, east Cornwall, has dramatically refurbished his store to broaden its appeal among customers and boost its...
How important is a profitable summer to your store?

Magnificent Seven columnist Harj Dhasee told us recently that the onus is on convenience retailers to create their own excitement in store over the...
Easter

Shelley and Anu Goel hatched a scheme to deliver bigger egg sales over Easter and it paid dividends with a huge sales uplift for...
Shoplifting

Retailers faced an 8% rise in shoplifting incidents last year, according to the latest crime figures from the Office for National Statistics. In 2016, there were...