For many years, great journalism meant print content focused on breaking stories, communicating ideas and uncovering truths. This has been at the heart of RN for 126 years in order to give you the tools to run your business more successfully.

Today, it is more relevant than ever. We have the biggest team of journalists serving independent retailers and, because you are our paying customer, we can report stories in ways other titles can’t.

I firmly believe this is why we are still relevant today and why our print sales continue to grow, with 11% more of you buying RN each week than two years ago.

Because you continue to invest in us, it means we can keep investing in producing quality journalism and a quality magazine, and the circle continues.

But, conversely, you, like most people, want a choice in how you consume information. This is why, every day, the RN team produces exclusive content for our website which adds value to the printed magazine.

And it’s why events like the Local Shop Summit are so exciting. On 14 October, you have the chance to take part in a Question Time-style debate to learn about several of the most important industry trends and discuss how you can make them work for your business.

It will offer all the things you love most about RN, but in a live format where you can meet your peers and swap ideas with other industry experts to take back to your stores.

And if you can’t be there, you can, of course, read all the best tips and ideas from the day in RN.

For more information or to register your interest in attending the Local Shop Summit, call 020 7689 0600 or email