More of the best news and convenience retailers are buying Retail Newsagent’s market leading news and advice every week, according to independently audited sales figures.

In the last year, average weekly sales of RN have grown by 4.3% to 13,626 copies per issue* – the highest figure since 2010. In the same period, trade magazines have seen a 10.4% decline in circulation on average, industry data shows.**

Editor Chris Gamm said: “The fact that more retailers are choosing to invest in Retail Newsagent shows that the news and convenience industry is in the hands of entrepreneurs who want to learn from each other, and their suppliers, to grow their businesses. As RN bucks the trend seen across trade titles, we offer retailers and suppliers the best return on their investment.

“We continue to invest in quality journalism and, in the magazine’s 125th year, I am delighted that we continue to be a valuable resource for leading retailers.”

The latest growth in weekly sales follows an impressive run of breaking stories that have been picked up by national media outlets. Most recently, news content editor Ed Chadwick’s story in the 1 August edition of Retail Newsagent, detailing how existing laws to curb teen smoking are not being enforced by trading standards departments, was picked up by The Times and Daily Mirror.