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Paul Baxter

Paul Baxter
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Paul Baxter is the chief executive of the NFRN
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To say that the last few weeks have been unpredictable would be a huge understatement. As I write this there is still political uncertainty; business...
party manifestos

How many times do we hear the leaders of the main political parties claim that small businesses are the backbone of the economy? Yet...
general election

In the space of just a few short months, we have had two shock announcements, with the proposed £3.7bn merger of Tesco and Booker...
NFRN backs bottle deposit

Some eyebrows were, no doubt, raised when the NFRN pledged its support for a deposit return scheme (DRS) for plastic bottles and drinks cans...
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...