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Retailers warned to be extra vigilant on GCSE results day

As young people around the UK receive their GCSE results today, retailers are being warned to be extra vigilant with their alcohol sales. Almost half of GCSE students intend to celebrate results day with alcohol,...
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5 steps to running an energy efficient convenience store

Energy efficiency is a challenge for every business, but for small retailers it presents an opportunity to improve margins, offer a wider range and give back to the community. Mark Bowen, ‎UK marketing director...
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E-cigarette restrictions: two minutes to refresh your knowledge

With plain packaging and the removal of 10-packs from tobacco gantries, the changes that EUTPD II regulations will bring to e-cigarettes can be easy to overlook. Here RN gives you a two minute refresher...

Tobacco licensing would ‘boost the illicit trade’

MPs have slammed the government’s consultation on tobacco retailer licensing (TRL), claiming that the system “would boost the illicit trade”. Speaking to tobacco retailers in London, Nigel Evans criticised his colleagues for being out of...

Q&A: The Psychoactive Substances Act explained

The Psychoactive Substances Act will change the way you sell certain products, but do you know what is required of you under the new legislation? Retail Express has the key questions answered. What is the...

5 things you need to know about e-cigarettes and EUTPD II

A quarter of all e-cigs could be banned under new regulation being brought in by the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2 in May. Here are five changes you must know about the new law. 1)...
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EUTPD II – what does it mean for retailers?

The revised EU Tobacco Products Directive - also known as EUTPD II - is going to mean changes to the way retailers sell tobacco products. Here's what you need to be aware of. EUTPD II will begin...
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Responsible retailing: Academy in Action with JTI

The facts Name: Hitesh Patel Store: Gay's Newsagent Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire Size: 550 sq ft Years retailing: 31 Years in the IAA: 2 From underage sales to store layout, responsible retailing feeds into every part of a retailer’s business. The IAA’s...
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Issues with going dark

It was an interesting week at the shop when we had the installation of our dark tobacco gantry. I’ve had a few issues with the tobacco gantry and I think there are things that haven’t...
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3 daft inconsistencies with the tobacco display ban

Since the Government has decided to pass a law that inconveniences more than 40,000 small store owners, then you would hope that all of the loopholes, pitfalls and problems would be ironed out long before...