Shopper insight. Fresh ideas. Bigger profits.

Are you looking for new, innovative ideas that will make a difference to your bottom line? Thinking about extending your in-store product range but just don’t know where to start? Do you want to build profitable, long-term relationships that will take your business to the next level? Struggling with the pressures of future-proofing your in-store experience?

Welcome to the Local Shop Summit 2018!

Come network with like-minded local shop owners, hear from forward-thinking industry experts and learn about the pressing issues affecting your business.


This full-day summit features panel discussions, keynote presentations, networking opportunities and more. Register today to reserve your space.

Limited places remaining. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Discover innovative, action-orientated ideas and contribute to practical, interactive discussions that are sure to make a difference to your bottom line.

10.30am        Summit coffee and registration (dress code: business dress)

11.15am         Local Shop Summit begins

5.30pm          Summit closes

6.15pm          Drinks reception followed by IAA finalist announcement and dinner (dress code: business dress)

11.00pm        Dinner close and retire to the bar


We're excited to announce the first confirmed speaker at this year's Local Shop Summit.

Mo Razzaq, shop owner at Family Shopper in Blantyre, will enlighten attendees with how he's increased basket spend +58%.

Join us for this inspiring presentation.

Stay tuned; additional speakers will be announced soon.



A very special thanks to our industry partners who continue to help make the Local Shop Summit a success.

For information about partnering with the Local Shop Summit, contact Newtrade head of sales, Matthew Oliver at or call 020 7689 3367.

Headline partner:


Booker Group is the UK’s leading food and drink wholesaler comprising of Booker Wholesale, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud, Chef Direct, Booker Retail Partners and Booker India. Together we are privileged to serve over one million  business customers including independently operated Premier, Londis, Budgens and Family Shopper retailers.

Learning Partners:

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Networking Partners:

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Why you should come to the Local Shop Summit:

Do you want to hear tips on how to succeed with some of the convenience market’s most forward-thinking suppliers? Are you looking to expand your product offering but just don’t know how?

The Local Shop Summit brings together today’s leading retailers to share ideas and network with other innovative entrepreneurs, top convenience experts and industry-leading suppliers. 

Now in its eighth year, the event continues to provide hundreds of retailers with thousands of actionable insights.

The Summit will have interactive discussion sessions led by editors from RN and Retail Express with our trusted partners.


Who should attend the Local Shop Summit?
Independent shop owners and managers with decision making authority. You should be looking to take your business forward through actionable advice and innovative tips from industry experts and trusted partners.

Where will the Local Shop Summit take place?
The Local Shop Summit 2018 will take place at Twickenham Stadium, London. Coffee and registration begin at 10:30am and the keynote session takes place at 11:15am. This is a full-day event, concluding with dinner and drinks.

How much does it cost?
The event is free to attend as it is funded by our partners. In return you are expected to play a full part in the day, participating in panel discussions and spending time with appropriate suppliers.

Is there a dress code?
Yes, please come in business dress (shirt and smart jeans/trousers/skirt or a dress are perfect)

Do you cover travel expenses?
You need to cover your own travel expenses. We suggest organising/booking travel as soon as your place in confirmed to keep costs to a minimum.

I can’t make it, is there another way I can take part?
Yes! We’ll be live blogging and tweeting from the Summit throughout the day so be sure to keep an eye on and follow the hashtag #LSS18 on Twitter.

Who should I contact if I’ve registered for the event but now I can no longer attend?
Contact our senior events executive, Neli Dicheva at or call 020 7689 0500.

Where can I find information that isn’t currently available on this site?
Contact our head of events, Samantha Gunston at or call 020 7689 3387.


Curious as to what attendees and speakers had to say about #LSS17? Watch the video or visit the live blog.

“I have learned many things today that will help me stay ahead of my competitors.” – Harj Gill, Select & Save, Birmingham

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