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EUTPD-II, National Living Wage, and other legislation relevant for retailers

Sugar

Retailers ‘part of the problem’ on sugar says Food Standards expert

Pressure continues to mount on confectionery suppliers and retailers as regulators, politicians, health associations and academics call for action against sugar-rich products. Following Food Standards Scotland calling for an expansion of the sugar tax last...

The election – What the results mean for retailers

The election results are in and it’s a minority Conservative government, supported by Northern Irish unionists - the DUP. But what does this mean for your store? Retail Express previously highlighted the conservative party’s...
Election

Regardless of the Election result, employment costs will rise

Whoever it is that forms a Government after today's General Election, one thing is certain – employment costs will be going up in that period. The main parties have committed to varying promises on wages,...
party manifestos

Party manifestos show just how out of touch politics is with real people

How many times do we hear the leaders of the main political parties claim that small businesses are the backbone of the economy? Yet when the perfect opportunity arises for them to clearly demonstrate...
illicit tobaco

Illicit tobacco: a picture of Britain as new laws come in

With prices rising, minimum formats in place and illicit tobacco gaining a monopoly in familiar branded packaging, the tobacco trade is experiencing unprecedented pressures. Toby Hill takes a look at the impact on three retailers The...
mainifestos

Election manifestos: What do they mean for independent retailers?

In a nation of shopkeepers, any party that expects to represent the nation, needs to represent shopkeepers as well. That’s why MPs have been busy visiting convenience stores, pledging business rate reforms and announcing...
illicit tobaco

Government denies plain pack illicit tobacco impact

Manufacturer claims that plain packaging laws are boosting the illicit tobacco trade have been denied by multiple government bodies. Steve Wilkins, JTI anti-illegal trade operations director told Retail Express that “counterfeiting is increasing significantly” and...
legislation advice

TPD2 reminder: What you shouldn’t have on your tobacco display

The EU Tobacco Products Directive 2 is now in force, but many retailers have been caught with banned products still in their gantry. Here's a reminder of what should no longer be in your...