How bad is crime and antisocial behaviour in Britain’s independent retail sector today?

Independent retailers' organisations are redoubling their efforts to move the issue of crime affecting the sector up the political agenda in 2016. So how...

A blanket ban for legal highs?

As the year moves towards the festive season the issue of legal highs, or new psychoactive substances (NPS) as they are technically known, is...

IGD summit held on ‘what is convenience?’

ASIAN TRADER attended the IGD's Convenience Summit 2015 to see what speakers had to say about the direction of retail. IGD's team of retail...

Stop bashing the corner shop

Indies have hit back after the Mirror suggested readers use supermarkets rather than local ships. Mary Isokariari reports.   Retailers have condemned the Mirror Newspaper for...

E-cigarettes: healthy or not?

With so much confusion around electronic cigarettes, Mary Isokariari examines the health and legislation associated with the product. The controversy surrounding e-cigarettes has been fuelled...

Manufacturer slams proposed sugar tax

Health experts have suggested a 'sugar tax' is needed to curb the nation's sweet tooth but manufacturers say this will not work. Mary Isokariari...

Independent retailers are booming in the UK

A new report reveals the local shop sector is in great shape, growing by more than five per cent. Mary Isokariari finds out why.   Convenience...

Australian retailers have their say

Asian Trader's George McCracken reports on his trip to Australia and reveals what is really going on down under for tobacco retailers. Australia is beautiful...