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.
betterRetailing.com Sister Brands
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
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.
- Shortlisted: Louise Banham, editor-in-chief
- Shortlisted for Awards Show of the Year
- Shortlisted for Conference Of The Year (Under 300 Delegates)
- Finalist in Best Awards Event
- Finalist in UK Conference of the Year (Under 500 Delegates)
- Nick Shanagher, managing director
Newtrade work beyond the press release. Providing the stories through the lens of a retailer and supplier by quality journalism, across all its publications whether its print, digital or both consistently and brilliantly. In addition supporting mechanics such as the IAA help forge stronger, more profitable relationships between supplier and retailer whilst celebrating retailing success across the U.K. I would like to thank the team at Newtrade for their continued support, investment in quality storytelling and working with supplier and retailer to the benefit of both.
Pernod Ricard UK
Pernod Ricard UK regard Newtrade as one of our top trade media partners. Over the past 12-months, the team have supported our mission to get our news and products into the hands of key retailers. The team is creative and flexible to our business challenges, coming up with solutions and going the extra mile to deliver great results. We trust they have an engaged readership, know the right people and can come up with the right strategy to communicate with important customers our field sales team may not always reach. We look forward to the future results we will achieve with them and consider Newtrade part of our extended team.
Imperial Tobacco UK&I Cluster
Imperial is proud to count Newtrade among its key trade press partners. We value the authority, influence and experience they bring to all things FMCG, and the unique collaborative relationship they enjoy with their considerable readership. Their rounded portfolio comprises of class-leading products, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to companies looking to make an impact upon the UK independent retail landscape.
Coca-Cola European Partners
The trade press is a valuable channel to help us indirectly reach our customers. Newtrade’s event, print and digital platforms provide an effective way for us to engage with independent retailers and wholesalers on key topics like NPD, category advice and sustainability.