At the Retail Newsagent roundtable, which was set up in celebration of the magazine’s 125th anniversary, former RN journalists discussed what the future hold for independent retailers.

Former news editor Roy Grant, who spent 15 years with the publication, recalled how the loss of monopoly to supermarkets was the big newstrade issue.

Take a look at the preview above and read the full roundtable feature in the 18th July issue of Retail Newsagent.

Here’s what fellow roundtable attendee Alexander DeForges had say about the future of independent retailers.