Retailers in the North West have been urged to report any issues with Smiths News or Menzies Distribution to NFRN Connect, ahead of face-to-face meetings with the companies this month. 

North West district president Muntazir Dipoti said: “Members need to report problems, such as late and missing deliveries, so we can go into meetings with statistics to back us up. 

“It’s harder to deal with local issues nationally, so it’s important to build up a local connection with suppliers to get issues resolved quickly.”

The Menzies meeting is scheduled to take place in Preston on 19 July, and the Smiths meeting in Stockport on 25 July.