About Us

Welcome to betterRetailing.com, the online destination that delivers key information impacting independent retailers, their businesses and the communities they serve.  

Our team of trusted journalists work tirelessly to update our audience with actionable advice, product launches, retail innovations and industry legislation, alongside the tools and resources they need to grow their sales and profits.

Published by Newtrade, we deliver convenience retailers 360-degree touch points including sister print titles Retail Express and RN, as well as live experiences and events from the Independent Achievers Academy and the Local Shop Summit.

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Newtrade builds long-term relationships with the future stars of convenience retail and their suppliers. We connect independent shop owners to the heart of the independent news and convenience market, through a portfolio spanning print titles, networking events, mobile tools, social commentary and online hubs.


RN: Retail News That Matters

Each week, for 128 years strong, RN delivers market-leading journalism and insight in the independent convenience channel. RN has more journalists dedicated to providing more need-to-know news than any other title.

“RN is the most useful and interesting trade magazine. I like looking at other retailers’ shops to pick up ideas” Steve Haines, The Broads, Norwich


Retail Express

Retail Express is the UK’s best-read convenience trade press title. It is the start of the journey for independent retailers. Whether they’re looking for the latest product information or how upcoming legislation affects their business, Retail Express delivers actionable ideas to implement now.


Local Shop Summit

The Local Shop Summit offers a unique opportunity to share ideas and network with other retailer influencers, build profitable relationships with leading suppliers and take new ideas back to your business.

“LSS goes straight into my calendar every year. I’ve been coming since 2015 and I always learn something that delivers value to my business.” Ferhan Ashiq, Levenhall Village Store, nr Edinburgh


Independent Achievers Academy

The Independent Achievers Academy’s year-long learning and development programme gives store owners a tool to benchmark their stores, independent analysis to make improvements and a venue to compare their achievements against their market competitors.

“Taking part in the IAA stopped me getting caught in the minutiae of my business and allowed me to see my business as my customers do.” Bart Dalla Mura, Greenhill Stores, Warwickshire


What we've been up to

Here are some of the ways we’ve been recognized in the industry by our peers.



Professional Publishers Association Editor of the Year
  • Shortlisted: Louise Banham, editor-in-chief


Professional Publishers Association Connect Awards
  • Shortlisted for Awards Show of the Year
  • Shortlisted for Conference Of The Year (Under 300 Delegates)
Conference Awards
  • Finalist in Best Awards Event
  • Finalist in UK Conference of the Year (Under 500 Delegates)


Conference Awards Finalist in Best Development of an Existing Conference – UK


NFRN Special Services to the Industry Award
  • Nick Shanagher, managing director


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