Find out seven of the key trends, tweets and takeaways from this year’s Local Shop Summit

1. Micro-retailing’ is the new buzz phrase… luckily the sort of personalised, community-centric retailing it demands is at the heart of many stores’ ethos

2. Brexit concerns are growing: away from the stage, retailers were discussing the challenges posed now many Eastern European workers have left the UK

3. Lots of celebration and some well-hidden disappointment as the IAA finalists were announced. Find out the line-up here:

4. Inspiring values from our top panellist

5. After years of retailers cutting back on frozen food, the whispers are that it’s back – that’s according to Londis boss Martin Swadling


6. Are you funny enough?

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7. There are some real challenges, but even retailers that weren’t there felt more ready for the future