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election

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...
wholesaler prices

Booker’s chief executive Charles Wilson has said the £3.7bn merger with Tesco will allow the wholesaler to provide an improved offering to its retailers...
wholesaler prices

As the industry reacts to this morning's shock news Tesco and Booker Group are set to merge, a lot of questions have been raised....
Wojciech outside premier greeylees convenience

When Wojciech Lorkievicz decided to expand his forecourt-based business from solely car repairs to include convenience retail, he set himself a big challenge. But...
wentworth village shop kent

With passing trade from both local workers and tourists, Wentworth Village Shop, located between Barnsley and Rotherham, is a testament to the power of...