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Booker buys Londis and Budgens

BOOKER is to buy the Londis and Budgens chains in England, Scotland and Wales in a £40m deal. The wholesaler is purchasing the two symbol...

Whyte & Mackay to distribute Flor de Ca

WHYTE & MACKAY LTD has announced it will distribute rum brand Flor de Caña in the UK and Ireland.  The distribution agreement will see the...

NI traders warned not to sell legal highs

RETAILERS have been warned not to sell legal highs following a debate in the Northern Ireland Assembly on the country’s plans to tackle new...

Hovis appoints new CEO

HOVIS LTD has announced it has appointed Martyn Wilks to the role of Chief Executive Officer.  Wilks is tasked with developing Hovis' innovation capability and...

Retail sales slow

GROWTH in retail sales volumes slowed in the year to April but is forecast to pick up again next month, according to the latest...

Boosting indies’ news sales

A NEW company has been created to help newsagents further develop their news sales. N3, an acronym for the National Newsagent Network, was created earlier...

Scottish government proposes ban on selling electronic cigarettes to under-18s

THE SALE of electronic cigarettes to under-18s could be banned in Scotland under proposed new legislation. A Health Bill, to be introduced later this year,...

Retailer fury over PayPoint commission

SHOPKEEPERS are calling for payment service provider PayPoint to overturn plans to reduce retailers’ commission caps. The NFRN is making a formal complaint about PayPoint...

Welsh retailers alarm at charge for registering to sell tobacco

INDEPENDENT retailers in Wales have expressed alarm at plans to charge them for registering to sell tobacco. The proposal from Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones...

Mother of all Big Curry Nights

INDUSTRY charity NewstrAid has teamed up with the NFRN’s next National President, Ralph Patel, to organise The Mother of all Big Curry Nights.  The event,...