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Tom GK

Tom GK
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As features content editor for Retail Newsagent, Tom has an eye on the big issues affecting independent convenience retailers and guidance on how they can ready their businesses for the future. Tom uses his political knowledge and key industry contacts to bring RN readers market-leading insight from the very highest level. He can be found at @TomGK_RN, on tom.gk@newtrade.co.uk and at 020 7689 3361.
tobacco legislation

The sell-through period for branded RYO and cigarettes ended last week, with products now sold in minimum formats and carrying larger health warnings as...
Dan Cock

It’s been described as the biggest convenience store opening of 2017 and last week RN was invited to see the newly-rebuilt Premier Whitstone Village...
tobacco

A chaotic tobacco supply chain unable to cope with the final sell-through of branded stock and 10-packs has left retailers unprepared for next month’s...
Ferhan Ashiq

Two years after taking over a rundown newsagents in the East Lothian town of Musselburgh, Ferhan Ashiq opened his innovative food to go-focused convenience store....
digital engagement

The IAA’s Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski and PayPoint’s Matt Stringer join Imran Ahmed to learn how digital tools can grow his business.
Butchers

Many retailers are investing in food counters for their stores but while delis and food to go ranges are increasingly common a small but...
shopper missions

After working in a budget food factory Duncan Ellson wanted to champion top quality local food. He and his wife Sarah’s village store offers...
Paul Edwards outside Edwards at Townfield

It’s nine months since Paul opened his enlarged, fresh-focused convenience store. Tapping into the local lunch trade has been key to his success and...
breakfast

Suppliers and wholesale groups are united in their belief that the modern store should be built around the reasons customers walk through the door....

Retailers are under pressure to find savings and efficiencies like never before. With the back office the engine for much of this, Charlie Faulkner...