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Paul Baxter

Paul Baxter
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Paul Baxter is the chief executive of the NFRN
Retail crime featured heavily in the Independent Retail Report

Independent retailers play a vital role in their communities but operate under increasing pressures, so every so often it is important to remind people...
Why I hope Booker-Tesco gets green light

Shock waves reverberated around the industry when news of Tesco’s purchase of Booker was first announced. In a joint statement, the UK’s largest retailer and...
Seven-point plan for profitability

In January, it is traditional to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make in our professional lives and set worthy goals...
menzies strike

Despite operating in a declining market, both of the two main news wholesalers continue to perform well. For the year ended August 2016, Smiths News...
illicit tobacco

With two new reports laying bare the scale of illicit tobacco sales, the NFRN is reigniting calls for more to be done to tackle...
Paul Baxter at the National Council Meeting

The NFRN are focusing on the hot topics in retail at the September national council meeting In between discussions about the myriad trade issues that affect...
double-digit growth

There is no getting away from the fact that obesity is a huge and growing problem and one that the Government has to tackle,...
bag

Understandably, there has been much jubilation of late with Government statistics revealing that shoppers in England will take home six billion fewer plastic bags...
price rises

So, the British public has spoken, voting in favour of a British exit from the EU. Undoubtedly, many independent retailers voted leave, as two surveys...
leave or remain

With the BRC forecasting the closure of up to 60,000 more stores and a loss of 900,000 jobs, the challenge ahead is tough Vote leave...