Retail Newsagent, Retail ExpressTwo of the leading trade titles for independent retailers have this week seen new captains coming aboard – both of whom you will probably know through our sister print title Retail Express and may well have met in person. Retail Express editor Chris Gamm has joined weekly title Retail Newsagent while former Associate Editor of Retail Express, Stefan Appleby, has moved into Chris’s former role on the fortnightly tabloid.

Both Retail Newsagent and Retail Express are in very strong positions in the market. In Chris’s two year tenure on Retail Express he has moved the paper into the top three titles in the convenience trade market, while Retail Newsagent regularly tops trade press surveys of independent retailers.

“The key customer of Retail Newsagent is the retailer who invests £1.80 a week for our mix of great news and information. We have a great team of journalists and I look forward to helping deliver an even better product for our readers in the future,” said Chris.

Stefan meanwhile is looking forward “to providing retailers with the news and information they need in Retail Express’s trademark easy-to-use style.”

What do you think about the new appointments? Do you read either or both titles? Do let us know!