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Retail Express, the fortnightly newspaper for busy convenience retailers, delivers bite-sized, straight-to-the-point content, and can be read within 15 minutes. Find us on Twitter @RetailExpress, on 020 7689 0600 or at 11 Angel Gate, London EC1V 2SD.
Retailers urged to get in touch with MPs ahead of General Election

Retailers need to speak to all their local parliamentary candidates in the forthcoming General Election if they want to get a better deal from...
alcohol sales

An influential House of Lords committee has called on the rest of the UK to adopt tougher, Scottish regulations on alcohol sales. The committee’s...
Smart meters

Independent retailers are being encouraged to switch to money-saving smart meters to battle ongoing issues with rising costs. Mo Razzaq has had a smart meter...
Rising retail costs cause cutbacks

Soaring business rates, spiralling wage bills and other rising retail costs are causing retailers to scale back investment plans, according to the ACS. Figures...
business rates

MPs looking into business rates have said there is a “fundamental problem” with the system, and pledged to further their investigation. The move comes...
bottle deposit scheme

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation and the ACS have reiterated their opposition to plans for bottle deposit return scheme in Scotland and elsewhere in the...
inflation

Retailers are being encouraged to be innovative to prevent shoppers turning to cheaper stores in response to growing inflation rates.  The latest rise to 2.3%...
palmer & harvey

Palmer & Harvey has brought in an expert to oversee a huge restructure of the business amid industry concerns over the wholesaler’s future. According to...
AWRS

The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) will come into force on April 1, and retailers are being reminded to check that their wholesalers have...
Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme

1. What is the AWRS? The Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme came into force in 2016. As a result, any wholesaler that sells alcohol needs to...