Lidl effect

C-stores must focus on big brands despite the “Aldi and Lidl effect” hitting sales of branded goods in supermarkets. A senior FMCG executive told RN sales of big brands are declining as people realise they...
cut-off times

Nine out of 10 retailers believe extensions to newspapers’ cut-off times should be banned, an NFRN poll shows. The survey of 300 retailers was carried out after publishers agreed a localised extension of 45 minutes...

Benchmarking your business – and not solely relying on your symbol group – is crucial to drive growth, urged retailers who have successfully worked with the Independent Achievers Academy (IAA). Bay Bashir, of Belle Vue...
tobacco giants

Tobacco giants are in talks with P&H which could see them invest tens of millions of pounds into the wholesaler in return for a stake of the business. JTI and Imperial are considering the move...
tobacco regulations

Convenience stores are already starting to see the detrimental effects of the new tobacco regulations, according to a survey carried out by the Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance. The survey, taken just ahead of the Budget,...

Independent retailers should partner with local crime prevention initiatives to tackle the growing problem of retail crime. That was the message as the ACS launched its 2017 Crime Report this month. “We are not competing...
digital screens

Convenience retailers are boosting their sales by 15% by introducing digital screens that change depending on the time of day in their shop windows. The screens display adverts from leading brands, promote shopper missions at...
John Kinney

Price-marked packs, franchises and EPoS were identified as top priorities for Today’s Group to help retailers with in the coming months. Chris Dillon spoke to retail director John Kinney to find out how. Chris Dillon: What...
Independent Achievers Academy 2017 Study Day at Nisa Fletton

Some of the country’s top retailers and leading suppliers were in attendance at the Retail Study Day for the Independent Achievers Academy 2017 – the flagship business development programme for retailers. This year’s activity...
independent retailer store size

Reluctance from the multiples to take on stores below 1,500sq ft has created a “massive opportunity” for independent retailers, new research shows. The study, conducted by location analysis company Maximise UK, shows there are 1,532...