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magazine launches

Magazine launches rose by a quarter in 2016, with 195 more titles than the previous year, new data has shown. New figures from Frontline collected by...
proof of ID

The NFRN is calling for the creation of a criminal offence for the assault and abuse of shop workers when asking for proof of...
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...
Andrew Selley

Newly appointed Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) chairman Andrew Selley has vowed to build on relationships with suppliers while helping to navigate members through...
double-digit growth

Effective use of PoS can drive double-digit sales growth in independent stores a drinks supplier has said. Citing the Grocery Display Effectiveness Study from research...
booker tesco

Booker will tap into Tesco’s systems, support and range advice to help independent retailers, chief executive Charles Wilson has told RN. In an exclusive interview...
Peter Robinson

Pembroke retailer Peter Robinson has spent decades adapting to the rise of convenience. Now, with a new team behind him, he’s ready to meet...
tobacco

It’s widely accepted in the industry that the arrival of plain packaging and EUTPD II will lead some retailers to stop selling tobacco and...

Every year, the RN team visits stores up and down the UK to learn about working life in independent businesses. In the second of...
robotic convenience store

Almost half of modern-day jobs will be replaced by robots by 2033, according to a report from Oxford University. But convenience stores are likely...

Analysts have warned competition in the convenience sector could be intensified as Amazon scours London for sites, but say the sector has seen off...
Booker Tesco

Retailers have told RN they are feeling more confident about the proposed Booker-Tesco merger after attending the wholesaler’s first national roadshow. Booker chief executive Charles Wilson...

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