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Focus on Fascias

Would your business benefit from joining a fascia or franchise? Or perhaps you’re looking to move symbol groups? Explore Retail Express' exclusive 2017 guide for a breakdown of all the options. Competition is fierce in the...
security

For the past three weeks RN has been focusing on the ways independent retailer can and do use digital tools in their businesses. In the final part, we take a look at how stores...
Pokemon display

A Balloch retailer has swapped tobacco for toys and made £1,000 a week before Christmas by creating a Pokémon display behind the counter. Andy Howell, owner of Loch Lomond News, made the decision to move...
cyber security

Several newsagent businesses in Australia have been hit by ransomware in the last week. The cyberattacks involve malware software being covertly and remotely installed onto a computer, preventing future access to the system until a ransom...
mum and baby

It happens to every parent: forgetting the baby bag and leaving it at home. RN asks mother of two, Hannah Wells, which six items she wants - and needs - to see in a...
Ramesh

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. It is therefore more important than ever to make sure...
Twitter

Are you using social media? I ask this because I recently had a conversation with Aldi’s customer service team on Twitter. My wife and I bought a can of peaches from my local store, but...
social media icons

Christine Hope, one of our seven expert retailer columnists, explains how you can use social media to market your store to shoppers When I had the third customer in a row shocked that we stocked...
Aman and Joga Uppal

The award for Shop layout, in association with betterRetailing.com: Winner: Joga and Aman Uppal, One Stop Mount Nod, Coventry Joga and Aman have ‘nailed it’ according to the judges. They worked on hard on the store’s flow, ensuring...
Julie Duhra

The award for Service to the community, in association with Booker: Winner: Julie Duhra, Premier Jules Convenience store, Telford Julie is a pillar of her local community, donating raffle prizes, sponsoring customers, giving away products to local...