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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.

Many retailers are investing in food counters for their stores but while delis and food to go ranges are increasingly common a small but...
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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...
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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...
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For the past three weeks RN has been focusing on the ways independent retailer can and do use digital tools in their businesses. In...
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In part one of RN's three-week digital guide, retailers Haris and Nicholson outline the strategies they use to make the most of the digital...

Community-minded Mace retailer Adrian Thompson uses close links with local firms and his symbol group to entice holidaymakers and loyal locals into his thriving...

What can you do to mitigate the effects of major roadworks or other disruption outside your store? One award-winning retailer shares her advice Last week...
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The cost of employing staff will rise further in 2017 thanks to increases in the National Living Wage and the introduction of pensions auto-enrolment....