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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.

Symbol groups to safeguard future of independent c-stores

Symbol groups have told RN how they are future-proofing independent retailing after a report showed 20,000 jobs were slashed across c-stores last year. Ian Taylor,...
Robert Kirkwood

How Robert Kirkwood went from novice to expert

Robert Kirkwood was a retail novice less than 18 months ago, but now boasts an average basket spend of £7.02 in a store that...
Kay Patel

Why margin is king for Kay Patel

Owning and running five stores, Kay Patel lives and breathes retail. In tough times this passion pays off, he tells Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski. "Retailers tend to...
consolidation

Cash and carries still crucial to indies’ viability

Independent retailers face a renewed reliance on cash and carries and an increasing need to shop around for the best wholesale prices as higher running...

How to get your spirits display right

Just as the ‘craft’ trend has revolutionised the beer market, the growing popularity of premium spirits is leading many retailers to seriously re-think their...
party manifestos

Polling day: the major parties pitch for your vote

Leading politicians from the UK’s major parties spent the final week of campaigning ahead of the general election pushing for the votes of independent...
retail lessons fresh

Fresh and chilled: keep up with the multiples

Convenience store have been racing to catch up with the standards of fresh available in Sainsbury's Local, Tesco Express and other multiple operations. Toby...
illicit tobaco

Illicit tobacco: a picture of Britain as new laws come in

With prices rising, minimum formats in place and illicit tobacco gaining a monopoly in familiar branded packaging, the tobacco trade is experiencing unprecedented pressures. Toby...
tobacco legislation

Tobacco firms adapt to deal with latest EUTPD laws

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

Cheers to the future – RN visits Dan Cock’s newly-rebuilt Premier store

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...