Stay on top of tech

Asian Trader finds out the latest developments in technology that will help independent retailers keep on top of their business. Technology is a part of...

Stock up for the Back to School rush

As the kids go back to school, independent retailers can stock up with a selection of lunchbox food, plus stationery and other items. August will...

Brits still love their afternoon tea

Independent retailers can capitalise on the afternoon tea trend by offering a strong range of tea and biscuits, perhaps merchandising the two categories together...

Trappist monks join blessed company with brotherly brew

A faint waft of malt drifts over the walls of the tranquil Mount St. Bernard Abbey in central England as brewmaster monks are hard...

PMPs: good for consumers, great for retailers

PMPs let consumers know they are not being ripped off, therefore helping build trust in their local convenience store Research shows that PMPs offer a...

Crisps: still vital for indies

Crisps and snacks is still a growth category and one independent retailers are well served by Crisps and snacks are a vital sales opportunity for...

Bake a tasty profit from biscuits

The biscuits category is evolving, with a greater emphasis on health. But consumers still want the comfort of a tasty biccy. In the UK, the...

Bold tastes boost world foods

As consumers’ tastes become more adventurous, the world foods market is flourishing. Asian Trader discovers how independent retailers can capitalise. The UK’s appetite for world...

Make a clean profit from laundry

Almost all households buy into the cleaning and laundry categories. Independent retailers can win with a well merchandised range. AC Nielsen values the clothes care...

RYO grows as smokers seek value

As smokers continue to look for value, roll your own (RYO) tobacco is in growth. Asian Trader finds out more. Tobacco continues to be the...