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what to stock report

Large formats, £1 products and premium brands are driving profits in independent stores, the latest What to Stock report from RN has revealed. The report, which will be distributed free with next week’s issue of...
Google maps

One of the main reasons that people look for details about a shop on the internet is to discover when it's open. Business owners should regularly check that their store’s details are correct on...
Booker Academy in Action

The facts Name: Robert Kirkwood Shop: Premier Express Corner Shop Location: Cowdenbeath, Scotland Size: 470sq ft Staff: Two full-time, one part-time Contributing to your local area increases awareness and drives loyalty. The IAA's Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski and Booker's Martyn...
barclaycard pocket checkout

Barclaycard's pocket checkout system will allow customers to scan and pay for their shopping using their mobile phone, potentially removing all interaction with a cashier or counter. Users download the company’s Grab+Go app and then use...
Retail Innovation

The facts Name: Vince Malone Shop: Tenby Stores & Post Office Location: Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales Size: 900sq ft Staff: Four full-time, three part-time The IAA’s Simon King and News UK’s Chris Hughes joined Vince Malone to advise on...
paypoint retailer pledge

Annual results released by PayPoint show an increase in retail network net revenues, up 6.2% to £117.5m. However, there has been a sharp drop in both UK transactions and payments. PayPoint’s retail network growth comes...
plain packaging

Government wording of when the European Union Tobacco Products Directive on plain packaging would come into effect has left retailers wondering whether it is still legal to sell non-compliant packs on May 20th. The confusing instructions...

The IAA’s Helena Drakakis joined JTI’s Kieran Marsh and retailer Vin Patel to help identify improvements to stock availability.
Pro Retail P&H

Palmer & Harvey is making its range "fit for purpose" to prompt retailers to think more carefully about which products they stock. Speaking at their annual Pro Retail event in Telford, P&H managing director Martyn...
retail mobility solutions

Changing consumer demands, increased competition and the rise of online delivery means independent retailers must invest in retail mobility solutions their stores, according to Mark Thomson, retail director and tech expert at Zebra Technologies. Retail...