Booker to ‘do a better job’ on nine key categories

Booker has pledged to “do a better job” on nine key areas in its convenience retailers’ stores to help increase their profits. Speaking at the NFRN annual conference last week, Steve Fox, Booker managing director...

Retailers have raised concerns over the repercussions a crackdown on immigration laws could have on their stores, highlighting the value of international students to their businesses. The responses come as prime minister Theresa May faced...
licensing

Recent changes to licensing legislation, along with some little known caveats from the original act means that retailers may be at risk of ending up in front of a licensing hearing. This is made...
PayPoint sign

PayPoint is promising retailers 25% more commission on selected sim networks. The new structure will come into effect from August, with retailers seeing the improved commission rates in their bank accounts from September. The company said as sims cards ordered...
reduce the strength

Councils are forcing shops to adopt voluntary Reduce the Strength schemes that ban high-strength alcohol by using licence hearings to impose new sales restrictions. Initiatives such as Reduce the strength, which encourage retailers to stop selling...
Johnston Press, retail margin, newspapers, regional newspapers

Regional publisher Johnston Press has announced it will slash the retail margin on 41 of its titles to as little as 10% from Monday. The new percentages represent the lowest ever level implemented by a...
alcohol, alcohol licence, licensing

Thousands of retailers could be breaching their alcohol licence agreement without realising it, an industry expert has warned. Speaking at the NFRN’s annual conference last week, Gill Sherratt, founder and director of consultancy Licensing Matters,...
tobacco sale

The minimum excise tax is an “evolution in tobacco” that has created an opportunity for independents to entice shoppers away from the multiples, according to Booker managing director Steve Fox. Speaking at the NFRN’s annual...
Frontline, magazines, range

Retailers should adapt their magazine range to target the widest range of customers in their area, the managing director of distributor Frontline has said. Speaking at the NFRN’s annual conference this week, Frank Straetmans urged...

A retailer has scored an early summer hit by creating welcome hampers for holidaymakers staying at nearby campsites and B&Bs. Vince Malone, of Tenby Stores & Post Office in west Wales, said he delivered 54...