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Nisa sale

Sainsbury’s has been named as the frontrunner in Nisa’s potential sale, with Bestway and Co-op also in the running, but a deal must protect...
Camelot helpline

Camelot has scrapped its controversial premium-rate helpline, re-instating its Freephone number – a move that has been welcomed by retailers. On Monday, the company’s Freephone number...
Sugar tax ice cream

Demand for value is driving sales of own label versions of luxury ice cream brands and cheaper ice creams, RN’s latest What to Stock...
Twitter

Retailers have called on symbol groups to step up and provide them with the training to help them stay savvy when it comes to...
Tories

Independent retailers have called on the government to use the snap General Election as an opportunity to rectify business rates and better support small...
Lidl effect

C-stores must focus on big brands despite the “Aldi and Lidl effect” hitting sales of branded goods in supermarkets. A senior FMCG executive told RN...
Your Guide Through Changevideo

With just months to go until May 2017, JTI continues to support retailers with its Your Guide Through Change initiative. JTI’s clear and practical steps...
robotic convenience store

Almost half of modern-day jobs will be replaced by robots by 2033, according to a report from Oxford University. But convenience stores are likely...
Rajendra Patel

Every year, the RN team visits stores up and down the UK to learn about working life in independent businesses. In the first of...
Booker Tesco

More symbol and buying groups must consolidate to succeed following the proposed Booker and Tesco merger, leading industry figures have warned. Speculation has been rife...