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Biggest and best – It’s time for Pro-retail, the grocery industry’s biggest show

Pro-retail is the biggest trade show in the grocery industry, offering retailers the oppor-unity to see the largest gathering of grocery suppliers under one...

How to heat up sales of impulse ice cream

Impulse ice cream has always been weather dependent, but clever retailers can use all sorts of merchandising tricks to ensure sales from ice cream...

Beautify the fixture for healthy sales

The Health and Beauty category offers huge untapped sales potential to retailers, especially as research suggests the majority of consumers don’t know their local...

Summer of sizzling sales for soft drinks

With better weather hopefully on the horizon this year, added to an exciting line-up of summer events, such as the World Cup and Commonwealth...

Post Office given millions to invest in its smaller branches

THE POST Office has secured hundreds of millions of pounds in government funding to complete its modernisation programme. Postal Affairs Minister Jo Swinson has announced...

Yes, we really do need to lower your business rates!

Priti Patel, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group and Tory MP for Witham, spells out why she is urging her own...

Sports & Energy drive UK soft drinks growth

With sales still fizzing, the phenomenal growth of the Sports & Energy drinks market shows no signs of abating. Asian Trader finds out what’s...

Season of goblins, ghosts and ghouls

Halloween has become the third most profitable seasonal event of the year for independent retailers (after Xmas and Easter). Asian Trader checks out the...

Ford Transit Connect wins International Van of the Year

  Ford has notched up yet another victory at the International Van of the Year Awards. Asian Trader reports from Russia.   The all-new Ford Transit Connect...

PMPs, pre-mix and smaller formats drive spirits sales

Small shops are seeing their sales rise by offering convenience, ready to drink and price marked formats of vodka, rum, gin and whisky. Asian...