Retailers from the North West turned an NFRN district event with wholesalers into an opportunity to fix persistent problems with their stock and delivery. 

Suleman Khonat, of Burnley Road News, told RN the Manchester Evening News, Menzies and Newsquest were among the guests at the retailer and newspaper wholesalers’ dinner in Manchester on 26 February. 

Mr Khonat described the dinner as “very unusual”. “Retailers were going up to wholesalers and talking about their issues. As a result, Menzies is in now in talks with one retailer to improve their range, while Newsquest has said it will visit a Burnley newsagent to help merchandise their newspapers,” he said.