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Nick Shanagher

Nick Shanagher
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Sharing good ideas between enterprising independent retailers is the main driver of betterRetailing. With 20 years’ experience of covering retail markets, Nick helps shopkeepers of all sizes to think about what questions are important for themselves and their businesses, and to find answers that work in their shops. Nick can be found on Twitter at @NickShanagher
attracting shoppers

Passers-by are important, but so is attracting shoppers to stop and use your store

There is one thing in common among the largest advertisers in the world: they’re all losing market share, Scott Galloway, marketing professor at New...
Data can be tricky, but it can help you better target your shoppers

Data can be tricky, but it can help you better target your shoppers

Check out the latest ‘What the numbers say’ column in the Economist’s 1843 magazine, which tackles food and drink spending in the USA and...
Look behind the information you receive and find your best interest to follow

Look behind the information you receive and find what’s in your best interest to...

My uncle David Lloyd Jones was a successful entrepreneur whose first business was manufacturing caravans and second business was operating caravan parks – a...
Watch and learn from Just Eat

Why you need to watch and learn from Just Eat

The world of takeaway foodservice is in vibrant health and new rules are being written every day by disrupters led by Just Eat. Only Domino's...
You need to get shoppers to think that you are better than Tesco

‘You need to get shoppers to think that you are better than Tesco’

Raise your game: if your customers don’t eat then we don’t eat either, Jerry Marwood, managing director of Blakemore Trade Partners (BTP), told the...
Change is coming - how will you deal with it?

Change is coming – how will you deal with it?

Big takeover deals in the grocery market indicate how the ground that underpins successful, locally-owned convenience stores continues to shift. The big driver of...
The 'want it now' generation is shaping the future of retail - how will you respond?

The ‘want it now’ generation is shaping the future of retail – how will...

Change is inevitable and it is best to disrupt your own business before others do it for you, I am due to tell more...
Review your business strategy

Taking the time out to review your business is valuable no matter what your...

Part of the culture of business success at Newtrade is to have a regular cycle of meetings to review strategy, to check that we...
As a local retailer are you asking the right questions and educating yourself?

As a local retailer are you asking the right questions and educating yourself?

Earlier this month, Warren Buffett, net worth $73.8bn, and Charles Munger, $1.4bn, met Berkshire Hathaway investors and shared some of their wisdom. “We avoided tech...
Understand how to make your community more successful

Understand how to make your community more successful – and your business will be...

Be the pillar of your community, says Julie Duhra, whose Premier c-store helps to define the area of Hadley, three miles to the north...