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Pension Automatic Enrolment - a step-by-step guide

Pension Automatic Enrolment - a step-by-step guide

The Pensions Regulator has introduced a new online step-by-step guide for small employers.

British Summer Time - Clocks Forward 1 Hour

British Summer Time - Clocks Forward 1 Hour

Your Retailer Delivery Time for newspapers delivered this Sunday will be based on the old time.

Win an iPad - courtesy of The Health Lottery!

Win an iPad - courtesy of The Health Lottery!

The NFRN and The Health Lottery are giving two lucky members the chance to win the latest i-pad.

NPA Extension to Cut Offs - Saturday 28 March 2015

NPA Extension to Cut Offs - Saturday 28 March 2015

A delivery cut off extension of 45 minutes has been agreed for Saturday 28 March.

NFRN Welcomes Extension to Click and Collect

NFRN Welcomes Extension to Click and Collect

All retailers to be allowed to offer 'click and collect' service.

Plain Packs: Watch Ralph Patel on Norwegian News Show

Plain Packs: Watch Ralph Patel on Norwegian News Show

NFRN Vice President Ralph Patel has appeared on a Norwegian news show to talk about the impact of plain packs.

Frustration as Government Ignores Independent Retailers' Calls on Plastic Bag Levy

Frustration as Government Ignores Independent Retailers' Calls on Plastic Bag Levy

Inclusion pleas to minister continue to fall on deaf ears.

NFRN Welcomes New Illicit Tobacco Strategy

NFRN Welcomes New Illicit Tobacco Strategy

Much needed strategy to tackle illicit tobacco following plain packaging how to guide.

CMA Launches Help for Alcohol Retailers

CMA Launches Help for Alcohol Retailers

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued fresh advice on high-strength alcohol schemes.

Tobacco Display Ban: Just 12 Days to Go

Tobacco Display Ban: Just 12 Days to Go

Are you ready for going dark on April 6?

Weekend Weights & Irregular Supplements

Weekend Weights & Irregular Supplements

For issues dated 28 & 29 March 2015.

E-cigarette Confusion Cause for Concern

E-cigarette Confusion Cause for Concern

NFRN calls on government to fully explain new e-cigarette regulations to retailers.

Members Warned Over Business Rates Scam

Members Warned Over Business Rates Scam

Say NO to any company cold calling and offering big reductions in your business rates.

Changes to business rates appeals process in England

Changes to business rates appeals process in England

Opportunity to backdate business rate assessments to disappear by the end of the month.

Cautious Welcome for Chancellor’s Budget

Cautious Welcome for Chancellor’s Budget

The NFRN has today cautiously welcomed the Chancellor’s final budget of this Parliament.

Increased Minimum Wage Will Hit Small Independent Retailers

Increased Minimum Wage Will Hit Small Independent Retailers

The national minimum wage is to increase by 20p an hour to £6.70.

Retailers Disappointed by Lords Support for Plain Packs

Retailers Disappointed by Lords Support for Plain Packs

Tobacco plain packaging a step closer after Lords vote.

Federation Calls on Chancellor to Consider Small Businesses

Federation Calls on Chancellor to Consider Small Businesses

George Osborne urged to consider small businesses when deciding whether to raise the national minimum wage.

Tobacco Display Ban Just 21 Days Away

Tobacco Display Ban Just 21 Days Away

Are you ready for going dark on April 6? Failure to comply could lead to a large penalty.

i returns to the small screen

i returns to the small screen

Major marketing campaign sees i returning to TV.

Are you on an award winning High Street?

Are you on an award winning High Street?

Hunt is on to find Britain's best city and towns.

Ailing Sun Fails to Shine with Newsagents Over Terms Cut

Ailing Sun Fails to Shine with Newsagents Over Terms Cut

Price rise accompanied by terms cut on weekend titles.

Exasperation as Commons Backs Unnecessary Plain Packs Plan

Exasperation as Commons Backs Unnecessary Plain Packs Plan

Dismay as MPs vote 367 to 113 in favour of standardised packaging.

Clampdown on parking wardens 'a victory for common sense'

Clampdown on parking wardens 'a victory for common sense'

Motorists in England to be given 10 minute grace period before getting parking ticket.

Mixed response from indies as Mirror increases cover prices

Mixed response from indies as Mirror increases cover prices

A 10p cover price increase on all UK Saturday editions of the Daily Mirror has been welcomed by the NFRN.

Shopkeepers need more protection, survey shows

Shopkeepers need more protection, survey shows

NFRN calls for police and government to redouble efforts to tackle retail crime.

Terrifying robberies take place as newsagents call on MSPs to get tough on retail crime

Terrifying robberies take place as newsagents call on MSPs to get tough on retail crime

NFRN CEO Paul Baxter calls on MSPs to address the issue of retail crime.

Challenging high streets get a helping hand

Challenging high streets get a helping hand

Experts are jumpstarting revival work on some of the most challenging high streets.

Indies Welcome Latest Move to Outlaw Proxy Purchasing

Indies Welcome Latest Move to Outlaw Proxy Purchasing

Adults to be banned from purchasing tobacco products on behalf of someone under 18.

Retailers Celebrated by MSPs as NFRN Launch Scottish Agenda

Retailers Celebrated by MSPs as NFRN Launch Scottish Agenda

Scottish members were welcomed to Holyrood on 18 February to a reception to celebrate independent retailers.

Small Businesses Need Vital Financial Support

Small Businesses Need Vital Financial Support

The NFRN has reiterated the need for vital financial support for independent retailers to enable them to grow.

NFRN Members Rally Against Plain Packaging in Westminster

NFRN Members Rally Against Plain Packaging in Westminster

Independent retailers marched on Westminster to protest against tobacco plain packaging.

More of the same for hugely popular Frozen magazine

More of the same for hugely popular Frozen magazine

Due to the incredible success of Frozen magazine, the title will be increasing frequency to 15 issues in 2015.

Price Increase for i Newspaper

Price Increase for i Newspaper

Paper to increase by 10p from Monday, 23 February 2015.

Illegal tobacco being sold in your local?

Illegal tobacco being sold in your local?

Imperial Tobacco releases its fourth short film, as part of its Suspect it? Report it! anti-illicit trade campaign.

Independent Magazine Retailer of the Year

Independent Magazine Retailer of the Year

This is your last chance to enter for the PPA's MagSell Independent Magazine Retailer of the Year Award.

Get Exclusive Member Discounts

Get Exclusive Member Discounts

Access a range of online discounts though our new and exclusive NFRN Wider Wallet service.

NFRN Helps MPs Understand Robbery Impacts on Indies

NFRN Helps MPs Understand Robbery Impacts on Indies

MPs warned of the physical and psychological effects retail crime has on independent retailers.

Tax summaries from HMRC now available online

Tax summaries from HMRC now available online

Taxpayers who filed their 2013-14 tax return electronically can now access their online tax summary.

IMPORTANT: The Health Lottery Retailer Licence

IMPORTANT: The Health Lottery Retailer Licence

Members must display the new licence in a position clearly visible to the public.

NPA Extension to Cut Offs - Saturday 7 February 2015

NPA Extension to Cut Offs - Saturday 7 February 2015

Due to Friday's Six Nations showdown between England and Wales, a 45 minute extension has been announced.

HMRC Key Messages for February 2015

HMRC Key Messages for February 2015

All the latest news, hints and advice from the taxman.

Download your free member magazine

Download your free member magazine

The February edition of The Fed is now online.

Booker launch Euro Shopper Energy Sour

Booker launch Euro Shopper Energy Sour

Booker has launched two new soft drinks into its ever popular Euro Shopper range.

NFRN Renews Calls for Drop in Carriage Charge Rates

NFRN Renews Calls for Drop in Carriage Charge Rates

News wholesalers accused of failing to pass on petrol savings to retailers.

Countdown to tax return deadline

Countdown to tax return deadline

You have until midnight on Saturday 31 January to send your 2013-14 tax return to HMRC and avoid a £100 late-filing penalty.

Launch Date Confirmed for 'Top Gear Turbo Attax'

Launch Date Confirmed for 'Top Gear Turbo Attax'

The launch date for the Top Gear Turbo Attax Collection has been confirmed as 19 February 2015.

Plain Packs to be introduced in England

Plain Packs to be introduced in England

Newsagents brand plain cigarette packaging unnecessary, illogical and nonsense.

NFRN Calls on the CMA to Act

NFRN Calls on the CMA to Act

The NFRN has today called on the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to act to help independent retailers.

NFRN and Newspread meet to discuss carriage charges

NFRN and Newspread meet to discuss carriage charges

The meeting was held to discuss the challenging news conditions facing our members in Northern Ireland.

Shocking Cost of Retail Crime Laid Bare

Shocking Cost of Retail Crime Laid Bare

Shocking figures in a new crime survey have brought to light the cost of retail crime to independent retailers.

NFRN Welcome High Strength Alcohol Inquiry

NFRN Welcome High Strength Alcohol Inquiry

Small independent retailers have welcomed a new inquiry by MPs into local bans on high strength beers and ciders.

Join Our Call for Action on the Carrier Bag Levy

Join Our Call for Action on the Carrier Bag Levy

The NFRN has launched an e-petition calling on the government to include SMEs in the Carrier Bag Levy.

Talks held over potential NFRN and NFSP merger

Talks held over potential NFRN and NFSP merger

Newsagents and sub postmasters in “positive” exploratory talks.

Great British High Street Awards 2015

Great British High Street Awards 2015

Minister urges towns and villages to enter high streets competition.

Do you need help to complete your tax return?

Do you need help to complete your tax return?

The deadline for filing your online Self Assessment is just under three weeks away.

Sunday Telegraph DFS Wrap Around Cover

Sunday Telegraph DFS Wrap Around Cover

This weekend's Sunday Telegraph (18 January) will carry a wrap around cover produced in association with DFS.

Health Lottery Guide for Retailers

Health Lottery Guide for Retailers

Updated to include advice on how to process the new '50p Quick Pick' game.

NFRN supports calls for minimum unit pricing on alcohol

NFRN supports calls for minimum unit pricing on alcohol

Calls by leading doctors to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol have been welcomed by the NFRN.

Warning - Business Rates Scam

Warning - Business Rates Scam

Ignore cold calls from companies offering big reductions in your business rates.

Five scams to watch out for in 2015

Five scams to watch out for in 2015

Members are reminded to be on their guard against a number of potential scams.

JPS Voucher Scam Warning

JPS Voucher Scam Warning

Imperial Tobacco is warning retailers to be aware of a JPS tobacco voucher scam.

Our Year in Pictures

Our Year in Pictures

We take a look back at some of the most memorable moments of 2014!

Special Wrap Around with Monday's Daily Telegraph

Special Wrap Around with Monday's Daily Telegraph

Broadsheet to look slightly different with Tourism Ireland cover.

All We Want for Christmas is Lower Carriage Charges

All We Want for Christmas is Lower Carriage Charges

NFRN calls for wholesalers to urgently review charges for supplying newspapers and magazines.

Scrooge Alive at Belfast Telegraph

Scrooge Alive at Belfast Telegraph

On the eve of Christmas price rise and margin cut announced.

NFRN member puts stamp on Boxing Day TV special

NFRN member puts stamp on Boxing Day TV special

NFRN store is a key location for BBC Boxing Day special.

Are you the best small shop?

Are you the best small shop?

The search is on for the best small shop - could it be you?

NFRN Welcomes New PDF Chairman

NFRN Welcomes New PDF Chairman

Hope that wholesaler will get to grips with news supply issues.

Frustration as Indies are Excluded from Carrier Bag Levy

Frustration as Indies are Excluded from Carrier Bag Levy

Independent retailers have been excluded from the single use carrier bag levy.

Two arrested in tobacco fraud operations

Two arrested in tobacco fraud operations

Over 12,000 suspected illicit cigarettes and tobacco seized in Ballymena and Ballymoney.

Members Warned against Fake Banknotes

Members Warned against Fake Banknotes

During the festive period, take extra care when checking your banknotes.

Self Assessment newcomers urged to register now for online services

Self Assessment newcomers urged to register now for online services

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging first-time Self Assessment (SA) filers who haven’t sent in their returns to register for its online services now.

International phone card company Tefima in liquidation

International phone card company Tefima in liquidation

WARNING: Phonecards and SIM specialists Tefima Ltd has gone into liquidation.

Get 10% Off Telegraph HND Inventory

Get 10% Off Telegraph HND Inventory

Also available is a fantastic '8 weeks at half price' subscription offer.

Warning over Tobacco Voucher Scam

Warning over Tobacco Voucher Scam

JTI UK is warning retailers to be on their guard against a cigarette voucher scam.

Support of Prospective Candidate Welcomed by Local Members

Support of Prospective Candidate Welcomed by Local Members

Small independent retailers have expressed support for Parliamentary Prospective Candidate Daniel Walton’s plans to boost his local area.

Autumn Statement Declares Changes for Businesses

Autumn Statement Declares Changes for Businesses

NFRN welcomes 'long overdue' review into business rates.

Small Retailers Hail N Ireland Executive's Alcohol Decision

Small Retailers Hail N Ireland Executive's Alcohol Decision

Introduction of minimum unit pricing in Northern Ireland welcomed.

Good News for Personal Licence Holders

Good News for Personal Licence Holders

The Home Office has announced new arrangements for personal licences due for renewal in 2015.

Independent Retailers Call for Business Rates Rethink

Independent Retailers Call for Business Rates Rethink

NFRN members call for business rates reform ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.

NFRN Urges Members to Back Small Business Saturday

NFRN Urges Members to Back Small Business Saturday

Get involved and promote small businesses on Saturday 6th December 2014 and beyond.

Find Out More about Being Online

Find Out More about Being Online

The Government has announced plans to help small businesses get online.

How are you supporting Small Business Saturday?

How are you supporting Small Business Saturday?

The second Small Business Saturday in the UK is on 6 December 2014.

IN PICTURES: NFRN 2015 Manifesto Launch

IN PICTURES: NFRN 2015 Manifesto Launch

Some of the best photos from our 2015 Manifesto launch.

Warning over Microsoft Phone Scam

Warning over Microsoft Phone Scam

Members should be wary of callers claiming to be from Microsoft, Windows or Dell and asking for personal details and giving instructions.

Retail Crime Survey

Retail Crime Survey

Have you been affected by retail crime? We want to hear from as many independent retailers as possible.

Retailers Baffled by News UK Increasing its Carriage Charge

Retailers Baffled by News UK Increasing its Carriage Charge

NFRN slams News UK over carriage charge hike.

Retailers Gear Up for National Lottery’s 20-Year Celebrations

Retailers Gear Up for National Lottery’s 20-Year Celebrations

Special edition Scratchcard launched and two massive celebration draws planned.

Independent Retailers Hail Freedom From Fear Campaign

Independent Retailers Hail Freedom From Fear Campaign

Usdaw’s Freedom From Fear Campaign seeks to prevent violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers.

NFRN Welcomes New Banking Probe

NFRN Welcomes New Banking Probe

New Competition and Markets Authority to review lending to small businesses.

Tobacco Display Ban: Five Months to Go

Tobacco Display Ban: Five Months to Go

The Department of Health is reminding retailers that the tobacco display ban will come into force on 6 April 2015.

Business Rates Petition

Business Rates Petition

Johnson Press has launched a petition calling on the government to conduct an immediate review of business rates.

Will Aid - Help yourself and charity this November

Will Aid - Help yourself and charity this November

Will Aid is a simple way to make your Will and support nine great charities.

How to spot a fake banknote

How to spot a fake banknote

Hints and tips on how to spot a counterfeit note.

New ‘Mega Fridays’ Will Offer Dream EuroMillions Prizes

New ‘Mega Fridays’ Will Offer Dream EuroMillions Prizes

The first Mega Friday EuroMillions draw will take place this Friday (31 October).

Last Day to Exchange Houblon £50 Notes

Last Day to Exchange Houblon £50 Notes

From tomorrow (31 October) you will only be allowed to exchange Houblon £50 notes at the Bank of England.

60 Years of Rizla+

60 Years of Rizla+

The UK’s number one rolling paper brand Rizla+ is proudly celebrating its 60th birthday this year.

Small Retailers Disappointed by Government Decision

Small Retailers Disappointed by Government Decision

The government has come under fire for failing to support a business rates levy on supermarkets and large shops.

Shoplink: Your link to increased sales and profits

Shoplink: Your link to increased sales and profits

Shoplink brings you the very best deals, margins and ultimately profits.

New Tool for Businesses

New Tool for Businesses

The NFRN has welcomed the launch of Trading Standards Institute’s new free online resource, ‘Business Companion’.

REMINDER: Clocks go back one hour this weekend

REMINDER: Clocks go back one hour this weekend

Newspaper delivery times will continue to work to British Summer Time (BST) on Sunday 26 October.

HMRC issues fresh warning over fraudulent emails

HMRC issues fresh warning over fraudulent emails

NFRN members warned to be on their guard against fraudulent phishing emails.

NFRN Welcomes the Carrier Bag Levy

NFRN Welcomes the Carrier Bag Levy

The NFRN and its members in Scotland have welcomed the introduction of Scotland’s Carrier Bag Levy.

New Carrier Bag Levy Comes into Force in Scotland

New Carrier Bag Levy Comes into Force in Scotland

From today (20 October), every single use carrier bag will carry a mandatory charge of at least 5p.

Don’t Forget about Cashback Offer with CitizenCard

Don’t Forget about Cashback Offer with CitizenCard

Take advantage of a superb cashback offer with leading proof of age card provider CitizenCard.

Order with Shoplink and watch profits rise

Order with Shoplink and watch profits rise

Earn up to 51% margin on Vivid.

SMEs to Get Second Chance at Accessing Finance

SMEs to Get Second Chance at Accessing Finance

Government acts to give smaller businesses access to the finance they need to grow and succeed.

Deadline for paper tax returns approaching

Deadline for paper tax returns approaching

The deadline for filing a paper Self Assessment tax return is 31 October 2014.

Booker Drop Prices of Key Tobacco Lines

Booker Drop Prices of Key Tobacco Lines

Booker has dropped the price of some key tobacco lines to improve customers margins by £3 million.

Government Fails to Tackle Alcohol Related Crime

Government Fails to Tackle Alcohol Related Crime

NFRN reacts with disappointment as the government fails to recognise the evidence supporting minimum unit pricing.

Independent Retailers Vital in Helping Town Centres Grow

Independent Retailers Vital in Helping Town Centres Grow

NFRN concerned over proposals by the Scottish Retail Consortium to remove the levy on big stores.

JTI to Consult on Proposal to Restructure Manufacturing Facilities in Europe

JTI to Consult on Proposal to Restructure Manufacturing Facilities in Europe

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) announces proposal to restructure its manufacturing facilities as a result of significant and sustained changes impacting its global business.

Camelot Announces £158m Sales Boost

Camelot Announces £158m Sales Boost

The National Lottery operator has revealed its half-year financial results.

New Minimum Wage Rate Comes into Force

New Minimum Wage Rate Comes into Force

The national minimum wage has risen by 19p an hour to £6.50 for adults.

Retailers Share Difficulties of the National Minimum Wage

Retailers Share Difficulties of the National Minimum Wage

Retailers forced to cut back on staff hours following the last rise in the national minimum wage.

Camelot brings ‘Christmas Cash’ Scratchcard to life

Camelot brings ‘Christmas Cash’ Scratchcard to life

New £2 Christmas Scratchcard to be launched this Monday (29 September).

Independent Retailers Lay Bare Concerns on Retail Crime

Independent Retailers Lay Bare Concerns on Retail Crime

NFRN members call for more action on retail crime during a fringe event at the Labour Party Conference.

Menzies Urged to Come Clean Over Carriage Charges

Menzies Urged to Come Clean Over Carriage Charges

UPDATE: Menzies reveals the sales dates it used to calculate their new CSC template.

Crackdown Sees 137,000 Litres of Alcohol Seized

Crackdown Sees 137,000 Litres of Alcohol Seized

Operation part of a Europe-wide initiative tackling international organised crime.

Panini Win Licensed Product Award

Panini Win Licensed Product Award

Panini's FIFA World Cup™ sticker collection has won the Best Written, Listening or Learning category at the 2014 Licensing Awards.

Are you eligible for business rates support?

Are you eligible for business rates support?

Government scheme offers rates relief of up to £1,000.

MasterCard loses EU court case over card fees

MasterCard loses EU court case over card fees

Court judges that MasterCard's payment card interchange fees are anti-competitive.

Thousands of small shops getting new tax breaks

Thousands of small shops getting new tax breaks

Around 300,000 retail premises are getting new £1,000 business rates discount.

RTI penalties to be phased in

RTI penalties to be phased in

Penalties for late real-time PAYE returns to be phased in from October 2014.

The Observer Increases Cover Price

The Observer Increases Cover Price

From this Sunday (14 Sept), the cover price of The Observer will increase by 20p.

NPA Extension to Cut Offs (Scotland) - Friday 19 September

NPA Extension to Cut Offs (Scotland) - Friday 19 September

Due to the Scottish referendum on Thursday, publishers and wholesalers have agreed a 30 minute extension.

Radio Times just got bigger!

Radio Times just got bigger!

The nation’s favourite magazine is expanding in size with the launch of a brand new section - Your RT.

NFRN Responds to WHO Report on Electronic Cigarettes

NFRN Responds to WHO Report on Electronic Cigarettes

Disappointment expressed at continued attacks on e-cigarettes.

Fall in Northern Ireland Carrier Bag Use Welcomed

Fall in Northern Ireland Carrier Bag Use Welcomed

NFRN hails significant fall in use through new levy.

Mail apologises for distribution chaos

Mail apologises for distribution chaos

Newspaper writes to Peterborough retailers thanking them for sterling efforts.

M1 Distribution Incident - Update!

M1 Distribution Incident - Update!

Closure of M1 motorway affects newspaper supplies.

New crackdown to tackle illicit alcohol and tobacco hotspots

New crackdown to tackle illicit alcohol and tobacco hotspots

HMRC officers to target some of the UK's most notorious hotspots.

Text 60060 to Complain

Text 60060 to Complain

A quick and easy way to report wholesaler service issues and lots more.

NFRN Warns of Risks of Illicit Trade

NFRN Warns of Risks of Illicit Trade

Plain packs give smugglers and counterfeiters the green light, warns Federation.

NFRN backs physicians' call for minimum unit pricing

NFRN backs physicians' call for minimum unit pricing

New research showing impact of MUP welcomed.

PICTURE: MP meets Ralph Patel over Property Crime

PICTURE: MP meets Ralph Patel over Property Crime

Ralph Patel, NFRN National Vice President, met with David Lammy MP today at the Policy Exchange roundtable on property crime.

Anger as Armed Robber Walks Free

Anger as Armed Robber Walks Free

Crown Prosecution Service urged to act as teenage armed robber is spared jail.

Mirror Group Grabs Lion’s Share of Cover Price Rises

Mirror Group Grabs Lion’s Share of Cover Price Rises

Greedy publisher keeps majority of price increases to itself.

Immediate Media Co. secures acquisition of Future Publishing’s Sport and Craft portfolios

Immediate Media Co. secures acquisition of Future Publishing’s Sport and Craft portfolios

£24m deal sees world-leading cycling brands including BikeRadar.com & Cyclingnews.com join Immediate.

Deadline for Tax Credit Renewal Looms

Deadline for Tax Credit Renewal Looms

Nearly 1 million tax credits claimants to lose benefit if they don't take action.

Don't Get Caught by Telephone Scam

Don't Get Caught by Telephone Scam

Members are being warned to be wary of unsolicited calls offering them advertising space in police publications.

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter and get all the latest news and updates from the NFRN. A step-by-step guide on how to join the social networking site is also available.

NFRN Demands Overhaul of Unfair Carriage Charges

NFRN Demands Overhaul of Unfair Carriage Charges

Smiths News to up its template by 1.16%

Commonwealth Games coins set to appear

Commonwealth Games coins set to appear

First Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games coins to appear in the Nation’s change.

Take extra care of young people starting summer jobs

Take extra care of young people starting summer jobs

Members urged to pay extra attention to the health and safety of young people.

Shop Workers Selling Alcohol Need Protection

Shop Workers Selling Alcohol Need Protection

NFRN backs new offence for assaulting a worker selling alcohol.

Members’ concerns raised with Shadow Business Secretary

Members’ concerns raised with Shadow Business Secretary

The NFRN met with Chuka Umunna MP at the launch of Small Business Saturday on Tuesday.

Take Part in the Indie Day Competition 2014!

Take Part in the Indie Day Competition 2014!

Win a place on the Digital High Street Skills Programme.

'Booker continues to make good progress'

'Booker continues to make good progress'

Booker Group release 2014 quarter one trading results.

News UK Listens to NFRN National President’s Concerns

News UK Listens to NFRN National President’s Concerns

The cover price of the Sun on Sunday has risen to 80p, with retail margins maintained at 22%.

Imperial Tobacco Launches JPS RYO 9g

Imperial Tobacco Launches JPS RYO 9g

The introduction of a 9g pouch will enable adult smokers to make 22 hand rolled cigarettes* for less than £3.

Tax Credits Online Renewal Form Launched

Tax Credits Online Renewal Form Launched

HMRC has launched a new online service for all claimants to use.

Health Lottery - 3 for £2 Offer in the Daily Express and Daily Star

Health Lottery - 3 for £2 Offer in the Daily Express and Daily Star

There will be a new barcode supporting this offer during July

Maximise Sales of Your Children's Magazines

Maximise Sales of Your Children's Magazines

New summer sales initiative from Immediate Media

Going Dark Leaflet: The Basics

Going Dark Leaflet: The Basics

What you need to know about the Tobacco Display Ban.

Waitrose is "pulling the rug" from under newsagents

Waitrose is "pulling the rug" from under newsagents

NFRN member tells how free newspaper offer is destroying his business.

Members Urged to Press for Plastic Bag Levy Inclusion

Members Urged to Press for Plastic Bag Levy Inclusion

Write to your MP calling for small shops to be included.

South West Retailers Applaud Smiths News

South West Retailers Applaud Smiths News

No change to carriage charge despite winning News UK titles.

Tougher Action Needed Over Tobacco Smuggling

Tougher Action Needed Over Tobacco Smuggling

NFRN backs call to increase enforcement action for tobacco smuggling.

‘Premier hits 3000 stores’

‘Premier hits 3000 stores’

Premier, the UK’s number one symbol group, have recruited their 3000th Premier store.

Home Office minister launches new PASS Proof of Age Card

Home Office minister launches new PASS Proof of Age Card

Norman Baker MP, Minister of State for Crime Prevention, launches new PASS 18 plus card design.

Tougher Measures Needed to Curb Retail Crime

Tougher Measures Needed to Curb Retail Crime

NFRN reignites call for stronger punishments to combat retail crime.

How to protect your PC from cyber attack

How to protect your PC from cyber attack

Web users have been warned to protect themselves from a powerful computer virus.

Free England Flag with the Daily Star

Free England Flag with the Daily Star

On Saturday 7th June, the Daily Star is giving every reader a free England flag!

HMRC secures record £4.6m minimum wage arrears for underpaid workers

HMRC secures record £4.6m minimum wage arrears for underpaid workers

Over £4.6 million in wage arrears has been paid to more than 22,000 workers following a successful year for HMRC National Minimum Wage (NMW) enforcement teams.

NFRN Teams Up with Health Lottery

NFRN Teams Up with Health Lottery

The NFRN has teamed up with the Health Lottery to promote draws and speed up transaction times.

NFRN Disappointed at Exclusion from Plastic Bag Levy

NFRN Disappointed at Exclusion from Plastic Bag Levy

Queen’s Speech reveals newsagents are set to be excluded from plastic bag levy.

Tax Credits - renew it or lose it

Tax Credits - renew it or lose it

Tax credits claimants reminded to renew it or lose it.

‘Premier starts 20th Birthday celebrations’

‘Premier starts 20th Birthday celebrations’

Premier is celebrating its 20th Birthday with activities planned throughout 2014 themed around ‘20.’

NFRN Hopes Queen's Speech will help independent retailers

NFRN Hopes Queen's Speech will help independent retailers

Wednesday's Queen’s Speech is a great opportunity for the government to provide support for independents.

Calling all independent retailers...

Calling all independent retailers...

Retail expert, Mary Portas, is back with a new series for Channel 4. Are you interested in taking part?

Further Regulation of E-cigarettes must be measured

Further Regulation of E-cigarettes must be measured

NFRN warns World Health Organisation to resist urge to control electronic cigarettes.

Scottish Newsagents Welcome New Carrier Bag Charge

Scottish Newsagents Welcome New Carrier Bag Charge

Retailers in Scotland will be required to charge customers at least 5p for a single use bag.

New NFRN Factsheets

New NFRN Factsheets

A guide to bankruptcy, contracts and tax credits.

No Italian Titles due to Strike

No Italian Titles due to Strike

Italian titles Corriere della Sera, Gazzetta dello Sport and Il Sole 24 Ore (issue dated Friday 23rd May 2014) will not be published due to strike action.

Celtic View Issue N45 - One Off Price Increase

Celtic View Issue N45 - One Off Price Increase

Next week's Celtic View (on sale Thu 29th May) will now be a summer special edition with a 'one-off' price increase.

Download World Cup Sticker Poster

Download World Cup Sticker Poster

Members urged to promote Panini’s new World Cup stickers.

Labour Urged to Rethink Minimum Wage Proposals

Labour Urged to Rethink Minimum Wage Proposals

The NFRN is urging Labour to consider the impact of their plans to reform the National Minimum Wage.

Retailers Help Camelot Achieve Second-Highest ever Sales

Retailers Help Camelot Achieve Second-Highest ever Sales

Camelot has announced National Lottery ticket sales of £6,730.9 million for the 2013/14 financial year.

Menzies to refund customers following direct debits error

Menzies to refund customers following direct debits error

Processing error led to direct debit payments for news bills taken 24 hours early.

CollectPlus Reveals Major Expansion Plans

CollectPlus Reveals Major Expansion Plans

CollectPlus reveals significant 2014 expansion plans as it aims to challenge the Post Office.

Menzies Apologises for Direct Debit Error

Menzies Apologises for Direct Debit Error

Wholesaler takes payments 24 hours early.

Ukash Counters Claims of British Cash Decline

Ukash Counters Claims of British Cash Decline

The global online payment provider dispels myths that cash is losing its spending power.

£1m Sales Opportunity with ZOO Magazine

£1m Sales Opportunity with ZOO Magazine

Let ZOO magazine replace your lost revenues from Nuts magazine closure.

Former National President Alan Scott Passes Away

Former National President Alan Scott Passes Away

We regret to announce the death of former national president Alan Scott.

Houblon £50 Notes Withdrawn from Circulation

Houblon £50 Notes Withdrawn from Circulation

The old style £50 note, featuring Sir John Houblon, was withdrawn from circulation on 30 April 2014.

Independent retailers hit out at Yorkshire Post margin cut

Independent retailers hit out at Yorkshire Post margin cut

Anger as the Yorkshire Post reduces retail terms.

‘Meet the Managers’ at Smiths News Nottingham

‘Meet the Managers’ at Smiths News Nottingham

On Tuesday 6th May, meet the managers at Smiths News Nottingham and find out about its Jack’s beans Coffee Company.

Dianne Thompson to Retire as Camelot CEO

Dianne Thompson to Retire as Camelot CEO

The lottery operator has also unveiled restructuring plans which will see it split into two separate entities.

Over 2 million Britons Regularly use Electronic Cigarettes

Over 2 million Britons Regularly use Electronic Cigarettes

The use of electronic cigarettes has tripled over the past two years.

Small Victory over Waitrose Free Paper Deal

Small Victory over Waitrose Free Paper Deal

Waitrose doubles the amount that customers must spend in-store to receive a free newspaper.

NFRN Welcomes New Menzies MD

NFRN Welcomes New Menzies MD

Independent newsagents have welcomed the appointment of Forsyth Black as the new Managing Director of Menzies Distribution.

NFRN Renews Calls for Minimum Alcohol Pricing

NFRN Renews Calls for Minimum Alcohol Pricing

Rising cost of alcohol credited for drop in violent crime.

NFRN Backs Labour’s Concerns over Pub Conversions

NFRN Backs Labour’s Concerns over Pub Conversions

Labour would give local communities more of a say on whether local pubs can be converted into convenience stores.

Post Office Transformation

Post Office Transformation

Big changes on the way as Post Office seeks to revamp its branches.

Pay a Realistic Wage for Advertising Inserts

Pay a Realistic Wage for Advertising Inserts

The Guardian is increasing the payments it makes to HND retailers for inserting third party advertising material.

Independents’ Day Campaign 2014 Launched

Independents’ Day Campaign 2014 Launched

Members and shoppers urged to support Independents Day on 4th July.

Ban on Sale of Below Cost Alcohol Delayed

Ban on Sale of Below Cost Alcohol Delayed

Below cost alcohol ban delayed until at least mid May.

Free Quickpick Health Lottery Ticket with the Daily Express and Daily Star

Free Quickpick Health Lottery Ticket with the Daily Express and Daily Star

From 12th April the free entry into the Health Lottery will run in both the Daily Express and Daily Star on Saturdays only.

Withdrawal of Houblon £50 note on 30 April

Withdrawal of Houblon £50 note on 30 April

The old style £50 note, featuring Sir John Houblon, will be withdrawn from circulation on 30 April 2014.

Important Information about Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

Important Information about Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

From Sunday April 6 you can no longer claim for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

NFRN Disappointed as Plain Packs Moves Closer

NFRN Disappointed as Plain Packs Moves Closer

Government looks to press ahead with standardised cigarette packs.

No Excuse for Not Paying Minimum Wage

No Excuse for Not Paying Minimum Wage

HMRC reveals 10 worst excuses for not paying the minimum wage.

NFRN Slams Welsh Government Plans to Ban E-cigarettes

NFRN Slams Welsh Government Plans to Ban E-cigarettes

Wales is considering a ban on smoking e-cigarettes in enclosed public places.

NFRN Hails Business Rates Support Package

NFRN Hails Business Rates Support Package

But government urged to press on with reform.

NFRN Ups Pressure on Waitrose Promotion

NFRN Ups Pressure on Waitrose Promotion

Trading standards inundate Federation with responses.

E-cigarettes Giant Ready to Light up London

E-cigarettes Giant Ready to Light up London

Nicolites and Vivid Vapours unveil plans to light up major UK landmarks like giant electronic cigarettes.

Priti Calls for Sensible Response to Plain Packs Review

Priti Calls for Sensible Response to Plain Packs Review

Priti Patel MP calls for sensible response to Chantler Tobacco Packaging Review.

Zomlings Flying Off the Shelves

Zomlings Flying Off the Shelves

Brand new pocket money collectable Zomlings given thumbs up by both consumers and retailers.

Rethink needed on Minimum Alcohol Pricing

Rethink needed on Minimum Alcohol Pricing

NFRN joins call for rethink on minimum pricing to curb alcohol-fuelled crime.

NFRN Backs MP’s Calls for Tougher Action on Shoplifting

NFRN Backs MP’s Calls for Tougher Action on Shoplifting

Labour MP David Lammy says it's time to tackle property crime head on.

Nicolites and Vivid Dominate E-cigarette Market

Nicolites and Vivid Dominate E-cigarette Market

Nicolites and Vivid Vapours are now the number one selling e-cigarette and e-liquid brands in the independent convenience sector.

Are you ready for Real Time Information?

Are you ready for Real Time Information?

From April 2014, all employers must report their payroll information to HMRC on or before every payday.

2014 Budget of Few Surprises for Small Businesses

2014 Budget of Few Surprises for Small Businesses

Budget fails to offer much needed support for small businesses.

The Royal Mint to Manufacture Modern New £1 Coin

The Royal Mint to Manufacture Modern New £1 Coin

The Royal Mint is to manufacture a new £1 coin in a bid to help reduce counterfeiting.

Smiths News PLC Changes Name to Connect Group PLC

Smiths News PLC Changes Name to Connect Group PLC

Smiths News PLC will change its name to Connect Group PLC on 22 April 2014.

NFRN Reaction to 3% Hike in Minimum Wage Rates

NFRN Reaction to 3% Hike in Minimum Wage Rates

Warning that members will have to dig deep or cut jobs and staff hours.

Warning over new prize scam

Warning over new prize scam

Ignore emails advising of £1m Coca Cola win.

New App to Help you Check your Banknotes Launched

New App to Help you Check your Banknotes Launched

The 'Bank of England Banknotes' app is an interactive touch screen guide for checking your banknotes.

Guardian apologises for lateness

Guardian apologises for lateness

Publisher says sorry to retailers in Scotland and Northern England.

Countdown to Scottish Centenary Conference

Countdown to Scottish Centenary Conference

Delegates gather for 100th Scottish Conference in Glasgow next week.

Cheque Payments to Become Quicker and Easier

Cheque Payments to Become Quicker and Easier

Plans unveiled to modernise cheque payments.

More Joy as Racing Plus Increases its Price

More Joy as Racing Plus Increases its Price

From Monday 10th March, the cover price will increase from £1.40 to £1.60 and all retail margins will be maintained.

Independent Food Stores Reclaim the High Street

Independent Food Stores Reclaim the High Street

Resurgence of traditional high street food merchants meet Britons’ appetite.

Support for Racing Post is a Dead Cert

Support for Racing Post is a Dead Cert

The Racing Post will be increasing its cover price, along with pro rata terms for retailers.

NFRN Welcomes BIS Committee Report on UK Retail Sector

NFRN Welcomes BIS Committee Report on UK Retail Sector

Report shows that more is needed to tackle the issues faced by those who actually work on shop floors.

NFRN Advises Caution Over Minimum Wage Increase

NFRN Advises Caution Over Minimum Wage Increase

The Low Pay Commission has recommended a 3% increase in the minimum wage.

Nicolites Reaction to Euro Vote on E-Cigarettes

Nicolites Reaction to Euro Vote on E-Cigarettes

Nicolites says it is fully committed to working alongside the European Parliament following vote on the Tobacco Products Directive.

Mirror Group Apologises Over Printing Problems

Mirror Group Apologises Over Printing Problems

Publisher apologises to members after printing problems led to hundreds of reruns in Portsmouth, East Anglia, Kent and the Home Counties this morning.

PASS Appoints New National Director

PASS Appoints New National Director

PASS has announced the appointment of Marc Catchpole as its new National Director.

Telegraph/Guardian Voucher Credits

Telegraph/Guardian Voucher Credits

Members are urged to check that they have received the correct credit for vouchers following recent price changes.

i to increase its price

i to increase its price

From Monday 24th February 2014 there will be a price increase for the i newspaper.

Platinum Sponsor Announced for Scotland's Centenary Celebration

Platinum Sponsor Announced for Scotland's Centenary Celebration

Menzies Distribution will be a platinum sponsor of NFRN Scotland’s centenary celebration.

NFRN Backs Grimsey’s Criticisms of Business Rate Proposals

NFRN Backs Grimsey’s Criticisms of Business Rate Proposals

Former Iceland CEO Bill Grimsey has criticised the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) proposals for business rate reform.

Important Scam Alert

Important Scam Alert

Warning of phone calls offering a service similar to NFRN.

Name Change for Disney Pixar Monsters Magazine

Name Change for Disney Pixar Monsters Magazine

Disney Pixar/ Monsters Magazine, renamed as “Disney Pixar Monsters Mag”.

HMRC comes out of the office to support

HMRC comes out of the office to support

New flexible face to face support for customers needing help with taxes.

Watch your sales bloom with this flowers deal

Watch your sales bloom with this flowers deal

Shoplink presents a fantastic opportunity with a 24-hour flower delivery service for your customers – exclusively for Shoplink members!

Taxman Warns Against Rebate Phishing Scams

Taxman Warns Against Rebate Phishing Scams

Don't be caught out by email phishing scams which offer tax rebates in return for bank account or credit card details.

Name Change for BEANO MAX ,87

Name Change for BEANO MAX ,87

Name that will appear on customers Recall Notes - DENNIS MENACE & GNASHER , 87.

NFRN Hails Call to Simplify Plastic Bag Charge

NFRN Hails Call to Simplify Plastic Bag Charge

The Environmental Audit Committee has recommended that the plastic bag levy be kept simple and include small businesses.

NFRN Reignites Campaign for Minimum Pricing

NFRN Reignites Campaign for Minimum Pricing

New rules on below cost selling of alcohol are a step in the right direction, but they do not go far enough.

Telegraph Shows Support for Newsagents

Telegraph Shows Support for Newsagents

Following calls from the NFRN, the Daily Telegraph has announced a price increase on its weekday editions accompanied by pro rata terms.

Diversify to Survive, Says NFRN Chief Executive

Diversify to Survive, Says NFRN Chief Executive

Diversification is the key to survival for independent newsagents, Paul Baxter told Radio 4 consumer affairs programme You and Yours today.

U-Turn from Comag on Loaded Claims

U-Turn from Comag on Loaded Claims

Comag has agreed to process all previously rejected claims for Loaded, Jan 14.

NFRN Dismisses PDRP Claims

NFRN Dismisses PDRP Claims

In a 12 month period, the Press Distribution Review Panel dealt with ONLY 117 retailer complaints.

NFRN Welcomes Ban on Proxy Purchasing of Tobacco

NFRN Welcomes Ban on Proxy Purchasing of Tobacco

Ban on selling e-cigarettes to under 18s has also been supported.

Menzies Admit 'Healthy Recipes Gluten Free' Price Error

Menzies Admit 'Healthy Recipes Gluten Free' Price Error

On Saturday 25th January, Menzies over-charged customers by £1 on the healthy eating magazine.

New Cashback Offer with CitizenCard

New Cashback Offer with CitizenCard

The NFRN has teamed up with leading proof of age card provider CitizenCard to give members a superb cashback offer.

Tax Return Deadline Just Days Away

Tax Return Deadline Just Days Away

You’ve only got until midnight on Friday to file your 2012-13 tax return.

Retailers to Hit Scratchcard Jackpot

Retailers to Hit Scratchcard Jackpot

Camelot confirms that around 10,000 retailers will benefit from its rollout of standalone Scratchcard terminals.

Londoners Warned Over Tax Return Deadline

Londoners Warned Over Tax Return Deadline

Londoners are more likely to miss the tax return deadline than taxpayers in any other part of the UK, say HMRC.

NFRN Calls for Action on Late Deliveries

NFRN Calls for Action on Late Deliveries

Federation takes members concerns over late delivery of newspapers to Press Distribution Forum (PDF).

Menzies MD McIntosh to Leave

Menzies MD McIntosh to Leave

Menzies Distribution has announced that Managing Director David McIntosh is to leave the company.

NFRN Welcomes PHE Admission on Plain Packs

NFRN Welcomes PHE Admission on Plain Packs

Evidence supporting the case for plain packaging is based upon “measures of process rather than measures of outcome”.

NFRN Mutual Launches New Website

NFRN Mutual Launches New Website

New and improved website but with the same mutual values.

Newtrade Acquires Independent Retail Show

Newtrade Acquires Independent Retail Show

Newtrade acquisition of Independent Retail Show to help local shopkeepers build a better future.

Skylanders Swap Force Launch Date Change

Skylanders Swap Force Launch Date Change

The launch date for the Skylanders Swap Force Album & Sticker collection has been put back from 6th February 2014 to 27th February 2014.

New Carriage Charge Rates are "Daylight Robbery"

New Carriage Charge Rates are "Daylight Robbery"

Newspread (NI) accused of daylight robbery after increasing its carriage charges by inflation busting rates.

Two More Publishers Put Up Their Prices

Two More Publishers Put Up Their Prices

Newsagents joy tempered as only one of the publishers is applying pro rata retailer percentage margins.

Newsagents Return to Bournemouth for Annual Conference

Newsagents Return to Bournemouth for Annual Conference

After a 12 year break, the NFRN is returning to Bournemouth for its 2014 two day annual conference.

Retail Administrations Down

Retail Administrations Down

183 retail administrations in 2013 , down 6 per cent on 2012

Many Happy Returns at Christmas

Many Happy Returns at Christmas

HMRC has revealed that 1,566 people found time during the Christmas Day festivities to send an online tax return.

Weekly Round-Up

Weekly Round-Up

A round-up of stories from Retail Newsagent magazine.

Publishers Reveal Their Scrooge Sides by Cutting Retail Terms

Publishers Reveal Their Scrooge Sides by Cutting Retail Terms

No Christmas Spirit at Daily Mirror or Sunday Post.

Newspread Condemned for Inflation Busting Hike

Newspread Condemned for Inflation Busting Hike

News wholesaler condemned for inflation-busting carriage charge hike.

Weekly Round-Up

Weekly Round-Up

A round-up of stories from Retail Newsagent magazine.

Saturday Star Move Hailed

Saturday Star Move Hailed

NFRN welcomes 5p price rise but urges caution on Express pricing.

New PDF Chairman Has Much to Do, Say Newsagents

New PDF Chairman Has Much to Do, Say Newsagents

Mike Mirams, the new Press Distribution Forum Chairman, has been given a cautious welcome by the NFRN.

Important Notice Regarding Herbal Smoking Products

Important Notice Regarding Herbal Smoking Products

From 1 January 2014, herbal smoking products will have Tobacco Products Duty charged on them.

Booker Launches Exclusive New Wine Range Guide

Booker Launches Exclusive New Wine Range Guide

Guide will help retailers increase their wine sales.

The Daily Telegraph - Weekend Cover Wrap Edition

The Daily Telegraph - Weekend Cover Wrap Edition

The Daily Telegraph issue dated Saturday 14th December 2013 will carry a wrap-around cover produced in association with Chanel.

Weekly Round-Up

Weekly Round-Up

Including news of a breakthrough for RN's Tick, Tock - Where's My Stock? campaign.

NFRN Gives Cautious Welcome to Alcohol Fraud Scheme

NFRN Gives Cautious Welcome to Alcohol Fraud Scheme

Government to implement a registration scheme for alcohol wholesalers.

NFRN Announces Exciting New Partnership

NFRN Announces Exciting New Partnership

Our new relationship with News Category Solutions (NCS) will help boost members’ profits on magazines and HND.

Weekly Round-Up

Weekly Round-Up

A round-up of stories from Retail Newsagent magazine.

Business Rates Cap Welcomed

Business Rates Cap Welcomed

Chancellor George Osborne announced a cap on business rates in Thursday's Autumn Statement.

NFRN Give Local World Move the Thumbs Up

NFRN Give Local World Move the Thumbs Up

Publisher announces cover price rise, accompanied by a pro-rata increase in terms, on one of its weekly titles.

Get involved in Small Business Saturday 2013

Get involved in Small Business Saturday 2013

This weekend sees the first ever Small Business Saturday taking place in the UK.

Irish Newsagents Erupt at Carriage Charge Increase

Irish Newsagents Erupt at Carriage Charge Increase

EM News Distribution (Ireland) to increase its carriage charge by a whopping 6.5 per cent.

Stiffer Penalties Needed for Those Committing Retail Crime

Stiffer Penalties Needed for Those Committing Retail Crime

The NFRN wants to see stiffer penalties for anyone assaulting a shop owner or their staff.

NFRN’s Disappointment at Plain Packs Review

NFRN’s Disappointment at Plain Packs Review

Government confirms plans for review into plain cigarette packaging.

NFRN Welcomes High Street Debate

NFRN Welcomes High Street Debate

Debate focused in detail on many of the areas of concern to NFRN members.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round up of stories from your trade magazine.

Tougher Action on Parents Who Buy Alcohol for Children

Tougher Action on Parents Who Buy Alcohol for Children

NFRN backs calls for a crackdown on parents who buy alcohol for children.

NFRN Backs New Move to Tackle Underage Sales

NFRN Backs New Move to Tackle Underage Sales

The NFRN has given strong backing to a new initiative to tackle underage sales in the North West.

IN PICTURES: Public Affairs Agenda Launch (Updated)

IN PICTURES: Public Affairs Agenda Launch (Updated)

Last week saw the launch of the 2014 NFRN Public Affairs Agenda.

Camelot Announce Half-Year Financial Results

Camelot Announce Half-Year Financial Results

Lottery ticket sales for the first six months of its financial year were £3,311.8 million.

Magazine Ranking Information - November 2013

Magazine Ranking Information - November 2013

Find out what are the best selling magazines in your area, so you can maximise your profits.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round up of stories from your trade magazine

Living Wage Increases Threaten Jobs and Shops

Living Wage Increases Threaten Jobs and Shops

NFRN warns of job cuts and stores shutting if TUC calls are heeded.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A roundup of the latest industry news from your weekly trade magazine.

Newsagents Back Respect for Shopworkers Week

Newsagents Back Respect for Shopworkers Week

NFRN gives backing to Usdaw’s week long Respect for Shopworkers campaign.

Ten Fangtastic Free Gifts in MOSHI MONSTERS MAGAZINE

Ten Fangtastic Free Gifts in MOSHI MONSTERS MAGAZINE

Issue No.36 will include popcorn box and mini movie magazine.

New Freephone Number for NFRN Helpline

New Freephone Number for NFRN Helpline

Helpline Service Enhanced with 0800 telephone number.

Packaging Group Says Trade Not its Responsibility

Packaging Group Says Trade Not its Responsibility

Australian evidence shows surge in illicit trade after plain packaging introduced.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of the latest industry news from your weekly trade magazine.

NFRN President Backs Call to Outlaw Proxy Purchasing

NFRN President Backs Call to Outlaw Proxy Purchasing

MP Lorely Burt wants the government to outlaw the proxy purchasing of tobacco products in England & Wales.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of the latest industry news from your weekly trade magazine.

Royal Christening - OK & Hello On Sale Schedule

Royal Christening - OK & Hello On Sale Schedule

Information for Smiths News customers.

Newsagents Hail Five Minutes Grace for Parking

Newsagents Hail Five Minutes Grace for Parking

A five minute ‘grace and favour’ period on parking tickets has been proposed.

Newsagents Applaud Press & Journal for Maintaining Terms

Newsagents Applaud Press & Journal for Maintaining Terms

Aberdeen Journals Ltd praised for maintaining pro rata terms after cover price increase.

Deadline Day Looms for Paper Tax Returns

Deadline Day Looms for Paper Tax Returns

Just days left to send your 2012/13 paper tax return to HMRC, if you want to beat the 31 Oct deadline and avoid a penalty.

Members Warned Again over PayPoint Scams

Members Warned Again over PayPoint Scams

The NFRN has renewed calls for members to beware of fraudulent PayPoint transactions.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of the latest industry news from your weekly trade magazine.

'Make 10% POR on Booker Treasurer cigarettes’

'Make 10% POR on Booker Treasurer cigarettes’

Booker launches new and exclusive brand of cigarettes.

New Online Service for SMEs

New Online Service for SMEs

HMRC would like feedback on a new online tax service they are about to offer.

Legal Action on Unfair Terms for Retailers

Legal Action on Unfair Terms for Retailers

NFRN challenges profiteering with legal action and cover pricing campaign.

Former National President Pat Taylor Passes Away

Former National President Pat Taylor Passes Away

We regret to announce the death of Federation stalwart Pat Taylor.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of the latest industry news from your weekly trade magazine.

NFRN Ireland Welcomes MEPs Climb Down on E-Cigs

NFRN Ireland Welcomes MEPs Climb Down on E-Cigs

The European Parliament voted today NOT to restrict sales of e-cigarettes to pharmacies.

NPA Extension to Cut Offs - Saturday 12 October 2013

NPA Extension to Cut Offs - Saturday 12 October 2013

Due to World Cup qualifying matches on Friday night, publishers and wholesalers have agreed a 45 minute extension.

Watch the Latest Edition of NFRN Newsbreak

Watch the Latest Edition of NFRN Newsbreak

Get the latest news, hints and tips on boosting your profits.

Ukash Launches Anti-Fraud Awards

Ukash Launches Anti-Fraud Awards

Scheme created to recognise shop staff who tackle e-money scams.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of the latest industry news from your weekly trade magazine.

Conservative Party Conference Photos

Conservative Party Conference Photos

A delegation of NFRN officials attended the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week.

Shoplink Announces Mega Deals

Shoplink Announces Mega Deals

Includes fantastic offers on Coke, Diet Coke, Snickers and Mars bars. Hurry while stocks last!

New Plain Packs Research is Revealing

New Plain Packs Research is Revealing

New Australian research finds plain packaging of cigarettes increases retailer costs and fears of illicit trade.

Match Attax 2013/14 Hits Stores

Match Attax 2013/14 Hits Stores

The Match Attax Premier League 2013-14 trading card game has hit stores and features a cool new look!

NFRN Spearheads Campaign against Bank Charges

NFRN Spearheads Campaign against Bank Charges

Ralph Patel is leading the fight against charges on electronic card payment machines.

Nicolites ‘Kicks Butt’ with Sales Campaign

Nicolites ‘Kicks Butt’ with Sales Campaign

Campaign aimed at smokers to switch from traditional tobacco cigarettes to e-cigs.

New Minimum Wage Rate Comes into Force Today

New Minimum Wage Rate Comes into Force Today

Minimum wage to increase to £6.31 from today (1st October 2013).

Cover Price Boost for Eastern Newsagents

Cover Price Boost for Eastern Newsagents

Eastern Daily Press increase cover price of its main, Fenland and King’s Lynn editions, accompanied by pro-rata terms for retailers.

Watford Retailer Gets Ready for New Lotto

Watford Retailer Gets Ready for New Lotto

New Lotto officially launches this Saturday.

Don’t Exclude Us from Plastic Bag Tax

Don’t Exclude Us from Plastic Bag Tax

NFRN tell Deputy PM Nick Clegg not to exclude them when the plastic bag tax comes into effect in England.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of news from your weekly trade magazine.

Local Retailers to Share their Success Secrets at IRS

Local Retailers to Share their Success Secrets at IRS

Meet and share ideas with successful retailers at the Independent Retail Show at EventCity on October 6 and 7.

Booker’s Free Epos a Huge Success

Booker’s Free Epos a Huge Success

Over 1000 retailers now benefiting from the free Epos system.

New from Booker

New from Booker

The latest offerings from Booker, including new Treasurer Executive Cigarettes.

New Password Policy for C2U Website

New Password Policy for C2U Website

Smiths News are upgrading security on their Connect2U website.

NFRN President Attends Labour Party Conference

NFRN President Attends Labour Party Conference

NFRN National President Colin Fletcher attended the Labour Party Conference in Brighton this week.

Newsagents Give Cautious Welcome to Sun Rise

Newsagents Give Cautious Welcome to Sun Rise

This weekend’s 10p price rise on The Sun on Sunday has been given a lukewarm welcome by the NFRN.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of news from your weekly trade magazine.

New Lotto POS to Hit Stores

New Lotto POS to Hit Stores

Largest ever retail kit produced to support new Lotto.

Sun on Sunday to Raise Price by 10p

Sun on Sunday to Raise Price by 10p

From this weekend, The Sun on Sunday will increase its cover price to 70p.

London District Event - 24th October

London District Event - 24th October

All London members are invited to a special district event at the City Pavilion.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of news from your weekly trade magazine.

Former London President Moti Surujnarain Passes Away

Former London President Moti Surujnarain Passes Away

We regret to announce the death of former London president Moti Surujnarain.

Make more of Local Produce

Make more of Local Produce

Visit the Independent Retail Show’s Farmers Market to find out how.

Newsagents Applaud Sunday Cover Price Rises

Newsagents Applaud Sunday Cover Price Rises

NFRN welcomes cover price rises from two national newspaper publishers, accompanied by pro rata margin increases.

Research supporting e-cigs as quit aid welcomed by Nicolites

Research supporting e-cigs as quit aid welcomed by Nicolites

Report says tobacco-free electronic cigarettes are as effective as nicotine patches in weaning smokers off habit.

New Digital Vouchers from Guardian and Observer

New Digital Vouchers from Guardian and Observer

Readers can download newspaper vouchers from their phones from next week.

Warning To Be Alert Over Fake £20

Warning To Be Alert Over Fake £20

Reports of counterfeit cash circulating in Hants and Isle of Wight.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of news from your weekly trade magazine.

Learn from magazine and newspaper experts at IRS13

Learn from magazine and newspaper experts at IRS13

News UK and Frontline will be exhibiting at the Independent Retail Show at EventCity, Manchester.

Would you like help to increase sales?

Would you like help to increase sales?

Subsidised courses aimed at equipping your staff with excellent customer service skills.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of news from your weekly trade magazine.

Tax Cuts for Shops Help to Boost Local Enterprise

Tax Cuts for Shops Help to Boost Local Enterprise

Government announces trebling of small business rate relief.

Mega Deals Profits Boost

Mega Deals Profits Boost

Promotional activity for Premier retailers delivers £2million additional sales

New Name for Auto Car Pages

New Name for Auto Car Pages

As from immediate effect (issue dated 15th August), Auto Car Pages is changing its name to Motor Car Pages.

Retailers Can Make a Date With Success

Retailers Can Make a Date With Success

Everyone visiting the Independent Retail Show 2013 at EventCity, on October 6 and 7 will leave with new ideas.

Daily Record Silence is Deafening

Daily Record Silence is Deafening

The NFRN has expressed disappointment since the cover price of the Daily Record was raised by 5p.

Payzone & PayPoint Scams - Advice to Members

Payzone & PayPoint Scams - Advice to Members

NFRN has renewed calls for members to beware of fraudulent Payzone, PayPoint and mobile top up transactions.

Summer sales ideas with Cashback bonuses

Summer sales ideas with Cashback bonuses

Including a refreshing deal with our great SnowShock slush machine offer.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of news from your weekly trade magazine.

Free Starbucks Product With Grazia

Free Starbucks Product With Grazia

Voucher promotion runs throughout August.

New Lotto to Launch with Two Unmissable Events

New Lotto to Launch with Two Unmissable Events

2,000 raffle winners of £20,000 guaranteed across two special Saturdays

Smiths News Carriage Charge Increase Is a Small Step in the Right Direction, Says NFRN

Smiths News Carriage Charge Increase Is a Small Step in the Right Direction, Says NFRN

NFRN concerns acted on as increase pegged at 2 per cent

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round up of the top industry stories.

NFRN Welcomes New Inquiry into Tobacco Smuggling

NFRN Welcomes New Inquiry into Tobacco Smuggling

Home Affairs Select Committee is to launch an inquiry into tobacco smuggling.

Newsquest Blasted for Cutting Terms on Yorkshire Titles

Newsquest Blasted for Cutting Terms on Yorkshire Titles

Publisher branded “arrogant” by newsagents for increasing the cover prices on two more of its newspapers.

Third time unlucky for cash and carry owner

Third time unlucky for cash and carry owner

Southall man jailed after he was found with more than £500,000 worth of non-duty paid tobacco products.

NFRN Calls for Urgent Action Against EM News Abuse

NFRN Calls for Urgent Action Against EM News Abuse

Wholesaler to impose additional carriage charge on retail customers.

Five arrested in £6m cigarette smuggling investigation

Five arrested in £6m cigarette smuggling investigation

HMRC officers launch raids across the Peterborough and Spalding areas.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round up of the top industry stories (w/e 21 July 2013).

Ban on Below Cost Selling of Alcohol is 'Progress'

Ban on Below Cost Selling of Alcohol is 'Progress'

NFRN welcomes ban on below cost selling of alcohol.

British Gas announces end to auto-rollover contracts

British Gas announces end to auto-rollover contracts

British Gas will no longer sell auto-rollover contracts from 1 September 2013.

Retailers Must Adapt to Win Customer Loyalty

Retailers Must Adapt to Win Customer Loyalty

New research shows a new breed of hyper-demanding shopper is emerging with an ‘always on’ mentality.

NFRN Welcomes Plans to Stub Out Plain Packs

NFRN Welcomes Plans to Stub Out Plain Packs

Government abandons plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.

EU Warned over New Tobacco Rules

EU Warned over New Tobacco Rules

New rules on packaging and banning slim cigarettes could have unintended consequences, warns NFRN.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round up of the top industry stories.

Campaign offers chance to settle tax bills

Campaign offers chance to settle tax bills

Taxpayers who have failed to submit tax returns are being offered the chance to come forward.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round up of the top industry stories (w/e 7 July 2013).

Auto Car Pages: Next week's edition pushed back 24hrs

Auto Car Pages: Next week's edition pushed back 24hrs

Next week's edition will now go on sale on Thursday (11 July 2013), not Wednesday.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round up of the top industry stories (w/e 30 June 2013).

What’s wet, mouldy and smells like manure?

What’s wet, mouldy and smells like manure?

Smelly tobacco gang banged up.

U-turn on EU Tobacco Directive Welcomed by Newsagents

U-turn on EU Tobacco Directive Welcomed by Newsagents

EU health ministers agree to remove ban on ‘slim’ cigarettes from the proposed EU Tobacco Products Directive.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round up of the top industry stories (w/e 23 June 2013).

Win an I-Pad in Exclusive Frontline Promotion

Win an I-Pad in Exclusive Frontline Promotion

New display competition to boost sales.

High Streets Will Die Without Action, Warns Retail Expert

High Streets Will Die Without Action, Warns Retail Expert

Call for action as shop vacancies rise and some town centres decline.

Tobacco and Alcohol Smuggling Soars

Tobacco and Alcohol Smuggling Soars

Prosecutions for duty evasion on tobacco doubled in the past year.

HMRC Extends RTI Deadline

HMRC Extends RTI Deadline

HMRC has extended the temporary relaxation of real time information from October 2013 until April 2014,

Regulation of E-Cigarettes

Regulation of E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes will be licensed as a medicine in the UK from 2016.

Colin Fletcher Elected as National President

Colin Fletcher Elected as National President

Colin Fletcher has been voted next NFRN national president at annual conference.

NFRN Assist: New Member Service

NFRN Assist: New Member Service

New NFRN service provides lifeline to members facing financial hardship.

Dismay at Rise in Tobacco Smuggling

Dismay at Rise in Tobacco Smuggling

The NFRN has expressed dismay at a new report that shows HMRC is failing to crack down on tobacco smuggling.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of the top industry stories (w/e 9 June 2013).

Reminder: New Security Advice from PayPoint

Reminder: New Security Advice from PayPoint

Guidance re-issued to keep you and shop staff free from fraud.

TV Pick to remain at 20p

TV Pick to remain at 20p

The cover price of TV Pick will remain at 20p indefinitely and your 90% margin maintained.

New van takes recruitment drive on the road

New van takes recruitment drive on the road

New promotional vehicle launched to drive awareness of the NFRN.

Why the Carriage Charge Mechanism Must Change

Why the Carriage Charge Mechanism Must Change

Wholesalers urged to look again at carriage charges.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of the top industry stories (w/e 2 June 2013).

NFRN Wins Back Margin

NFRN Wins Back Margin

Margin Reinstated on Local Paper After News Team Intervenes.

Reilly Plain Wrong on Plain Packs

Reilly Plain Wrong on Plain Packs

NFRN Ireland hit out after Health Minister warns of plain packs introduction.

Warning over new PayPoint Scam

Warning over new PayPoint Scam

NFRN members warned over new PayPoint scam involving 3V Vouchers.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 26 May 2013).

NFRN Challenges Wholesalers to Reduce Carriage Charges

NFRN Challenges Wholesalers to Reduce Carriage Charges

Wholesalers urged to drop their carriage charges after a flurry of magazine closures and recent fuel price cuts.

Friendly staff draw 40% more from customer’s wallets

Friendly staff draw 40% more from customer’s wallets

New research by SMG reveals staff assistance has the greatest influence on overall customer satisfaction.

CollectPlus Reports Record Parcel Volumes

CollectPlus Reports Record Parcel Volumes

CollectPlus network grows to over 5,250 stores across the UK.

New membership sign to display in your store

New membership sign to display in your store

Great new logo highlights NFRN membership.

Manchester Evening News - Pricing error

Manchester Evening News - Pricing error

The Manchester Evening News published the cover price as 55p not 70p on issue dated Saturday 18th May.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines including a warning of a new EU VAT scam (w/e 19 May 2013).

National Lottery: £30b Rasied for Good Causes

National Lottery: £30b Rasied for Good Causes

National Lottery players have now raised £30 billion for the Good Causes since the lottery was launched in 1994.

Merchant Payments Acceptance Survey

Merchant Payments Acceptance Survey

Members urged to support European Commission initiative around the cost of card payments.

£20,000 of illegal tobacco goods seized in crackdown

£20,000 of illegal tobacco goods seized in crackdown

Counterfeit and untaxed tobacco products seized from six shops in Nottinghamshire.

Free Health Lottery Entry in Saturday's Daily Star

Free Health Lottery Entry in Saturday's Daily Star

Coupon valid on Saturday May 18, 2013 only.

Alcohol taskforce targets illegal sales in Scotland

Alcohol taskforce targets illegal sales in Scotland

Almost 5,700 litres of beer, wine and spirits was seized by HMRC last week.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 12 June 2013).

NFRN Calls for Fresh Look at Carriage Charges

NFRN Calls for Fresh Look at Carriage Charges

Action required as six more magazine titles are to disappear permanently from their shelves.

NFRN reaction to Queen's Speech

NFRN reaction to Queen's Speech

Action on shoplifting and red tape welcomed but NFRN disappointed as Queen’s Speech overlooks minimum alcohol pricing.

‘Criminals now steal £40,000 from average retailer per year’

‘Criminals now steal £40,000 from average retailer per year’

Local convenience stores are now losing over £40,000 each due to the illicit tobacco trade

Trader Media Titles to go Online Only

Trader Media Titles to go Online Only

Publisher to cease publication of its entire portfolio including Auto Trader from the end of June.

Fears over Mail Direct to Consumer Move

Fears over Mail Direct to Consumer Move

NFRN fears move will hit members' supplies and is "doomed to fail”.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 5 May 2013).

£1.2m tax fraud uncovered in tobacco raids

£1.2m tax fraud uncovered in tobacco raids

A 36-year-old man has been jailed for tax fraud after the discovery of a tobacco counterfeiting “factory” in his Renfrew flat.

Trinity Mirror Sees Sense on Retail Margins

Trinity Mirror Sees Sense on Retail Margins

The NFRN has welcomed a price rise, with pro rata retail terms, on the Daily Record.

Anger as more Newsquest Titles Cut Retail Terms

Anger as more Newsquest Titles Cut Retail Terms

Newsquest has incensed newsagents by once again hiking the price of two of its weekly newspapers while slashing retail terms.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 28 April 2013).

'Saturday Star Cover Price Moving in the Right Direction'

'Saturday Star Cover Price Moving in the Right Direction'

The Saturday edition of the Daily Star is to increase to 55p this weekend.

NFRN Toasts MSP for Minimum Pricing Stance

NFRN Toasts MSP for Minimum Pricing Stance

The NFRN has applauded MSP Alex Williams for speaking out in favour of minimum pricing on alcohol.

NFRN Gives Cautious Welcome to FLS Expansion

NFRN Gives Cautious Welcome to FLS Expansion

NFRN gives a cautious thumbs up to the news that a lending scheme to help businesses is being expanded.

Retailers missing out by not taking card payments

Retailers missing out by not taking card payments

UK shopkeepers lose 120 million transactions a year by not taking card payments, according to new research.

Urgent Recall - CBeebies Special Issue 46

Urgent Recall - CBeebies Special Issue 46

All copies of CBeebies Special Issue 46 need to be withdrawn from sale and returned with immediate effect.

NFRN Uncovers New Evidence of Unfair Partwork Practices

NFRN Uncovers New Evidence of Unfair Partwork Practices

New evidence shows multiple retailers receive preferential terms on partworks.

Irish retailers call for action over illicit trade

Irish retailers call for action over illicit trade

Retailers call for Government joined up action on illicit trade and measures to tackle commercial rates at meeting with Taoiseach.

Ringleaders jailed for 12.5m cigarette smuggling attempt

Ringleaders jailed for 12.5m cigarette smuggling attempt

The gang involved in the illegal importation of millions of cigarettes through Dover have been jailed.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 21 April 2013).

NFRN Welcomes EU Inquiry into Card Charges

NFRN Welcomes EU Inquiry into Card Charges

European Commission to inquire into the costs incurred by merchants in accepting payments by cards and cash.

New Pet Food Range from Booker

New Pet Food Range from Booker

Benefit from great value price-marked packs and a POR of at least 30%.

Minimum wage to increase to £6.31

Minimum wage to increase to £6.31

The national minimum wage is to increase by 12p an hour for adults, the Government has announced.

Imperial adds to Player's range

Imperial adds to Player's range

Player’s Smooth to be available in King Size and Super King Size 19s.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 14 April 2013).

Learn from your peers and Get Local Right

Learn from your peers and Get Local Right

Local Shop Summit videos will inspire independent retailers to learn from the example of their peers to Get Local Right.

Ukash Pioneers Cardless Cash

Ukash Pioneers Cardless Cash

Innovative new service enables consumers to turn Ukash® back into cash at PayPoint locations.

No Choice for Retailers in TV Listings War

No Choice for Retailers in TV Listings War

Cutting the cover price of TV Choice to 20p and giving magazine retailers a margin of just 5p per copy is a step too far.

Say No to Plain Packs

Say No to Plain Packs

Nick Ferrari will be hosting a free conference call to discuss the impact of the Government's proposals for plain packaging.

The Telegraph: Thatcher Tribute Poster

The Telegraph: Thatcher Tribute Poster

Download and place in store for tomorrow's (9th April) tribute edition.

Northern Ireland Introduces Plastic Bag Levy

Northern Ireland Introduces Plastic Bag Levy

The new 5p levy on plastic carrier bags comes into effect in Northern Ireland this week.

NFRN Applaud News International Price Increase

NFRN Applaud News International Price Increase

The Sun will be increasing its cover price on their weekend editions by 10p.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 7 April 2013).

The Sun Increases to 60p for Weekend Editions

The Sun Increases to 60p for Weekend Editions

The Sun is to increase the cover price of its Saturday and Sunday editions from Saturday 6th April 2013.

Chip and Pin Scam

Chip and Pin Scam

A member has suffered losses of nearly £10,000 as a result of a RBS Streamline scam, so be on your guard.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines - including news that sales of the Daily Mail have grown by 7% (w/e 31 April 2013).

Nestle Recalls Kit Kat Chunky Bars

Nestle Recalls Kit Kat Chunky Bars

Nestle is recalling some of its varieties of Chunky Kit Kat after several people found pieces of plastic in the bars.

Mirror's PaperPay App to launch this week

Mirror's PaperPay App to launch this week

PaperPay will let your customers buy a Daily Mirror or Sunday Mirror using their smartphone.

Real Time Information for small businesses delayed

Real Time Information for small businesses delayed

HMRC have announced temporary changes to RTI which will allow firms with less than 50 staff to report in regular time, rather than real time.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines including the launch of the Mirror's digital PaperPay App (w/e 24 March 2013)

Menzies Distribution Update - 22 March

Menzies Distribution Update - 22 March

Due to fresh snowfall overnight, Menzies have been experiencing a number of distribution issues.

NI cut welcomed but missed opportunity on business rates

NI cut welcomed but missed opportunity on business rates

The NFRN welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget announcement that businesses will have £2,000 taken off their National Insurance bills.

'Budget fails to throw retailers vital rates lifeline'

'Budget fails to throw retailers vital rates lifeline'

The decision by George Osborne to increase business rates will squeeze embattled retailers further says KPMG.

Newsagents Welcome New Retail Inquiry

Newsagents Welcome New Retail Inquiry

NFRN to participate fully in new probe into revitalising the high street.

NFRN Ireland Set Out Concerns on Illicit Tobacco

NFRN Ireland Set Out Concerns on Illicit Tobacco

President Gives Evidence to Oireachtas Justice Committee.

NFRN Dismay as U-Turn on Minimum Pricing Reported

NFRN Dismay as U-Turn on Minimum Pricing Reported

Newsagents dismayed at media reports of a government split on alcohol pricing.

Budget Must Support Local Independent Shops, Say NFRN

Budget Must Support Local Independent Shops, Say NFRN

Federation sets out wish list for next week's Budget.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines including Labour's Saturday Business initiative (w/e 10 March 2013).

Huge Smuggled Cigarette Haul Welcomed by NFRN

Huge Smuggled Cigarette Haul Welcomed by NFRN

HMRC have seized over 30 million smuggled cigarettes at Southampton Container Port.

Appletiser gets it ‘Sparkle On’ with new campaign

Appletiser gets it ‘Sparkle On’ with new campaign

Appletiser announces the brand’s first ever brand ambassador, singer songwriter Eliza Doolittle.

NFRN Calls for Renewed Action on Smuggling

NFRN Calls for Renewed Action on Smuggling

Tobacco Product Directive comes under the spotlight.

NFRN Throws Support Behind 50p Alcohol Unit Price

NFRN Throws Support Behind 50p Alcohol Unit Price

Calls from health experts for a 50p minimum price for a unit of alcohol has been welcomed.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 03 March 2013).

NFRN Renews Calls for Action on Ghost Town Britain

NFRN Renews Calls for Action on Ghost Town Britain

New report reveals that 20 stores are closing every day.

Regional Publishers Deal Newsagents New Body Blow

Regional Publishers Deal Newsagents New Body Blow

Newsagents have been dealt a new body blow with two regional newspapers increasing cover prices but cutting terms to retailers.

Shadow Business Secretary Listens to Members' Concerns

Shadow Business Secretary Listens to Members' Concerns

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna visited shop owners during a fact finding trip to Birmingham.

New Red Tape Blitz Welcomed by NFRN

New Red Tape Blitz Welcomed by NFRN

The NFRN has today welcomed the news that accounting requirements for micro-businesses are to be simplified.

Imperial Revamps Golden Virginia Range

Imperial Revamps Golden Virginia Range

A new GV Smooth range will be replacing Golden Virginia Smooth, while Golden Virginia has also been re-branded.

90% Margin for the First 6 Weeks!

90% Margin for the First 6 Weeks!

Members are urged to get behind new TV listings title, TV Pick, as the publisher is giving a retail margin of 90% for the first six issues!

PayPoint Passes 4,000 Contactless Payment Terminals

PayPoint Passes 4,000 Contactless Payment Terminals

PayPoint has announced it has passed the milestone of 4,000 contactless payment terminals within its national network.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 24 February 2013).

Birdseye Recalls Products as Horsemeat Scandal Continues

Birdseye Recalls Products as Horsemeat Scandal Continues

Members in the UK and Ireland are advised to check their shelves following a product recall announcement from Birdseye.

NFRN Awards – 10 Years and Still Going Strong

NFRN Awards – 10 Years and Still Going Strong

The NFRN Awards are 10 years old this year and to celebrate the 2013 event will be the biggest and best yet.

Newspread System Upgrade

Newspread System Upgrade

Due to a Newspread system upgrade, their retailer’s website will not be available this weekend.

Menzies Magazine News - 22 February 2013

Menzies Magazine News - 22 February 2013

Download the latest news headlines (UK) from Menzies.

Publisher Working Hard to Meet Demand

Publisher Working Hard to Meet Demand

Batman Automobilia Collection launched in January of this year and has so far performed beyond all expectations.

Direct Benefits for all Members

Direct Benefits for all Members

NFRN members to reap rewards from a range of profit-busting schemes including NFRN Cashback and Shoplink.

Video: Are you ready for Real Time Information?

Video: Are you ready for Real Time Information?

Employers are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs to get ready for major PAYE changes that come into effect in two months’ time.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 17 February 2013).

FWD Statement on Horsemeat Testing

FWD Statement on Horsemeat Testing

Wholesalers are acting with speed to reassure their customers says the Federation of Wholesale Distributors.

Newsagents Condemn Leahy for Progress Claims

Newsagents Condemn Leahy for Progress Claims

Former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy has been condemned for claiming that the death of high streets and move to supermarket shopping was “progress”.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 10 February 2013).

Members Urged to Remove Findus Lasagnes

Members Urged to Remove Findus Lasagnes

The NFRN is advising members to check that the affected packs are removed from their shelves.

Missing Daily Mail Lucky Number

Missing Daily Mail Lucky Number

Is the lucky number missing from your Daily Mail supply?

New Venue for Independent Retail Show

New Venue for Independent Retail Show

This year's Independent Retail Show will take place on October 6 and 7 and is moving to a great new venue called Event City in Manchester.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 03 February 2013).

Daily Mail Price Increase

Daily Mail Price Increase

The Monday to Friday editions of the Daily Mail will increase nationally to £0.60 with effect from Monday 04 February 2013.

NFRN Helps in Impressive Sales Attax

NFRN Helps in Impressive Sales Attax

Exclusive promotions with the Daily Mirror and Northern Echo have helped boost sales of Match Attax 2012/13 trading cards in independent retailers by 7%.

Booker Offers £10,000 Reward

Booker Offers £10,000 Reward

Booker is warning independent retailers not to purchase any tobacco products that are not bought from legitimate suppliers.

NFRN Welcomes Shops and Pubs Debate

NFRN Welcomes Shops and Pubs Debate

Planning loophole allowing supermarkets to take over pubs in spotlight in parliamentary debate.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 27 January 2013).

OK! Announce Monthly Themed Issues

OK! Announce Monthly Themed Issues

To assist driving sales and revenue, OK! will publish a special monthly themed issue with an increased pagination.

News Deliverers Battle Through the Snow

News Deliverers Battle Through the Snow

Paperboys and girls up and down the country battled through the snow to get newspapers and magazines delivered while posties stayed indoors.

Top Winter Tips to Protect your Business

Top Winter Tips to Protect your Business

NFRN Mutual chairman Peter Wagg on how to protect your business during the winter months.

NFRN Dismay As Retail Crime Soars

NFRN Dismay As Retail Crime Soars

New survey shows crime figures up 15.6%.

Dealing with Employee Absence Due to Bad Weather

Dealing with Employee Absence Due to Bad Weather

With snow and ice affecting the country, we look at some of the common dilemmas members face, and what the law says in response.

Retail Newsagent Headlines

Retail Newsagent Headlines

A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 20 January 2013). .

More Partwork Lies

More Partwork Lies

The NFRN has reacted with fury after learning that a supermarket group was receiving enhanced terms for handling partworks.

Exciting Lotto Changes Planned

Exciting Lotto Changes Planned

National Lottery players can look forward to exciting changes to Lotto later this year, Camelot has announced.

Members Warned against 'Energy Broker’ Scam

Members Warned against 'Energy Broker’ Scam

Members are being targeted by ‘Energy Broker’ fraudsters who phone offering to pay your outstanding electricity & gas bills with a 25% reduction.

NI gives Retailers Something to Smile About

NI gives Retailers Something to Smile About

NI Group Ltd has increased retailer payments for Home News Delivery inserts.

Beware of New PayPoint Scam

Beware of New PayPoint Scam

Shopkeepers and staff are being warned about a new suspected scam involving PayPoint machines.

‘Premier offering outstanding £1 value’

‘Premier offering outstanding £1 value’

Focussed around outstanding value, Premier is starting the new year with a fantastic promotion for both shoppers and retailers.

NFRN Cashback

NFRN Cashback

You can earn valuable extra cash through your NFRN membership, just register your details to participate.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 13 January 2013).

How to ‘Get Local Right’

How to ‘Get Local Right’

Retail Guru John Stanley will show retailers how to ‘Get Local Right’ at the Local Shop Summit

NFRN to Help in Post Office Upgrade

NFRN to Help in Post Office Upgrade

The NFRN is exploring ways to assist members with sub post offices who want to take advantage of the Post Office’s Network Transformation Project.

Over 400 products at 40% POR at Booker

Over 400 products at 40% POR at Booker

Booker is getting 2013 off to a great start for independent retailers with a giant 40% POR promotion.

Re-call Date Extended for Moshi 2 Albums and Stickers

Re-call Date Extended for Moshi 2 Albums and Stickers

The re-call date for Moshi 2 albums and Stickers has been extended from 12th February to Friday May 3rd 2013.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 6 January 2013).

Smokers Targeted with Hard Hitting Campaign

Smokers Targeted with Hard Hitting Campaign

A new hard-hitting campaign to encourage smokers to quit in the New Year has been launched by the Department of Health.

Huge New Year Campaign for Cadbury Creme Egg Season

Huge New Year Campaign for Cadbury Creme Egg Season

New TV ads to launch Creme Egg season

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 23 December 2012).

The Guardian Increases Cover Prices

The Guardian Increases Cover Prices

The Guardian will be increasing cover prices of its Monday to Saturday newspapers from Saturday 12th January 2013.

Updated: Christmas Cheer with Express Price Rise

Updated: Christmas Cheer with Express Price Rise

The Sunday Express is rising in price by 5p to £1.35 from this Sunday (Dec 23), along with pro rata percentage margins for retailers.

Consumers would rather Shop In-Store than Online...

Consumers would rather Shop In-Store than Online...

Nearly two thirds of Britons (65%) still prefer to shop in-store rather than online, according to the results of a survey of 1,000 UK consumers aged between 18 and 55+.

Price Rise for Express Titles

Price Rise for Express Titles

Express Newspapers announces price rises for Sunday titles

Neil Jagger to Leave The Mail

Neil Jagger to Leave The Mail

Jagger to Join Trinity Mirror in new Sales and Marketing Role

Nicolites Igniting Great Sales in Members’ Deal

Nicolites Igniting Great Sales in Members’ Deal

This recent groundbreaking and exclusive deal for members gets off to a fantastic start!

Trinity Mirror Initiative is Well Underway

Trinity Mirror Initiative is Well Underway

Members reap the benefits of the Regional Newspaper scheme.

Local Works Letter to Local Authority Leaders

Local Works Letter to Local Authority Leaders

A joint letter to all Local Authority Leaders urging them to put forward proposals for new government action to promote local sustainability.

Successful Immediate Media Launches in 2012

Successful Immediate Media Launches in 2012

Immediate Media celebrates the success of its latest titles and the continued growth of the children’s category.

Booker: Santa Visits NFRN Member Store!

Booker: Santa Visits NFRN Member Store!

As Booker celebrates its exclusive Euro Shopper brand reaching sales of £150m pa, lucky NFRN members Mark and Sally Mottram won a visit from Santa!

Moshi Monsters - Early Recall Notice

Moshi Monsters - Early Recall Notice

Two Moshi Monster products will be recalled from retail on 20th December 2012.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 9 December 2012).

Match Attax 2012/13 Vouchers - Urgent Reminder

Match Attax 2012/13 Vouchers - Urgent Reminder

All vouchers from our recent and exclusive Match Attax promotion with the Daily Mirror must be returned to your news wholesaler before Tuesday (Dec 11).

Tobacco: Under Age Sales and Proxy Purchasing

Tobacco: Under Age Sales and Proxy Purchasing

What the law says about selling tobacco to minors or a proxy purchaser.

Reaction to George Osborne's Autumn Statement

Reaction to George Osborne's Autumn Statement

The NFRN is concerned that the Chancellor's plans to get the economy back on track are not on target.

New Daily Star Sunday Supplement

New Daily Star Sunday Supplement

With effect from Sunday 9th December, the Daily Star Sunday supplement "OK Extra" will be replaced by a new supplement called "TV Extra".

Crime to Cost retailers £1 billion over Christmas

Crime to Cost retailers £1 billion over Christmas

New study shows shoplifting and fraud to cost UK retailers £1 billion over Christmas.

Updated: NFRN Gives Members Chance to Score over Rivals

Updated: NFRN Gives Members Chance to Score over Rivals

The NFRN has given members the chance to score over their multiple rivals with an exclusive Match Attax 2012/13 promotion in last Saturday's Daily Mirror. Q&A included.

NFRN Welcomes Leveson's Calls for New Press Body

NFRN Welcomes Leveson's Calls for New Press Body

The NFRN has welcomed Lord Leveson's calls for a new independent body to regulate the press.

NFRN Welcomes Plans for Minimum Pricing for Alcohol

NFRN Welcomes Plans for Minimum Pricing for Alcohol

The NFRN has welcomed government plans to ban cut price alcohol as part of a proposed clampdown on alcohol related crime.

Booker Launch New Happy Shopper Cake Range

Booker Launch New Happy Shopper Cake Range

Booker is launching a brand new range of Happy Shopper cakes which is aimed to increase both sales and profits for retailers of the cake category.

Northern Ireland Secure Rates Relief Boost

Northern Ireland Secure Rates Relief Boost

Northern Ireland District Legal and Parliamentary lobbying has helped secure increases to the Small Business Rates Relief Scheme.

Newsagents Seek Assurances from Local World

Newsagents Seek Assurances from Local World

The NFRN has broadly welcomed the formation of new publishing venture Local World and its aim to revive flagging local newspaper sales.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 25 November 2012).

CollectPlus Confirms Partnership with Clarks

CollectPlus Confirms Partnership with Clarks

CollectPlus has announced a new partnership with Clarks, which will see the first footwear-focused brand to offer the Click&CollectPlus service to consumers.

Wales: Two Weeks to go Until Tobacco Display Ban

Wales: Two Weeks to go Until Tobacco Display Ban

The tobacco display ban comes into force in Wales in two weeks’ time and will affect supermarkets and other large shops.

Camelot Sets New Record in Olympic Year

Camelot Sets New Record in Olympic Year

Camelot today announced record half-year returns to National Lottery Good Causes and prize payouts to players.

‘One-in, Two-out’ rule to Help Businesses

‘One-in, Two-out’ rule to Help Businesses

Government to go further and faster to reduce burdens on business and help Britain compete in the global race.

Extending Cuts Offs Does Damage Sales

Extending Cuts Offs Does Damage Sales

New NFRN poll shows impact on members' businesses.

Guardian Dismiss Closure Rumours

Guardian Dismiss Closure Rumours

The Guardian has today dismissed rumours that the newspaper is about to stop printing newspapers.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 18 November 2012).

Former National President Attends Parliamentary Reception

Former National President Attends Parliamentary Reception

Former National President Mahendra Jadeja discussed the key issues affecting retailers with Marks and Spencer chairman Robert Sawnell at a House of Lords reception yesterday

Latest News From Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News From Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 11 November 2012).

CollectPlus Reaches 5,000 Store Landmark

CollectPlus Reaches 5,000 Store Landmark

CollectPlus, the innovative parcel delivery and returns company, today announces its 5,000th parcel store.

New Price for Flavoured Carbonates from Coca-Cola

New Price for Flavoured Carbonates from Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) is introducing a new £1.79 priced mark on 2L packs of Fanta Orange, Fanta Fruit Twist, Dr Pepper and Sprite.

NFRN Gives Cautious Welcome to' Local World'

NFRN Gives Cautious Welcome to' Local World'

The NFRN has cautiously welcomed the potential creation of 'Local World', a stronger new joint company in Regional Publishing.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 4 November 2012)..

O2 Helps Local Retailers Attract Customers

O2 Helps Local Retailers Attract Customers

O2 is to help independent retailers boost footfall and profitability by extending Priority Moments at no cost, regardless of whether or not they are O2 customers.

Picture Special: Independent Retail Show 2012

Picture Special: Independent Retail Show 2012

Thousands of independent retailers supported our new Independent Retail Show at the NEC in Birmingham and found a world of opportunities.

NFRN Official Named N Ireland CTN of the Year

NFRN Official Named N Ireland CTN of the Year

Londonderry Branch Secretary Seamus McFadden from County Tyrone was named CTN of the year at the prestigious Neighbourhood Retailer Awards.

Picture Special: NFRN Awards 2012

Picture Special: NFRN Awards 2012

Retailers and industry experts were honoured at the 9th annual NFRN Awards which took place in London on the 23 October.

Convenience Stores Making Great Service Pay

Convenience Stores Making Great Service Pay

Independent survey shows that convenience stores are making great service pay.

Choice Not Clones

Choice Not Clones

Newsagents Fury at Vodafone Cover Wraps

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines including news that a levy on plastic bags given away by retailers in England has moved a step closer.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines including news that a decision on licensing and regulating e- cigarettes will be made next spring.

Match Attax 2012/13: Win a Cash Prize with your Display

Match Attax 2012/13: Win a Cash Prize with your Display

There is just under a week to go before the competition for the most innovative and creative Match Attax display closes. Enter now!

PayPal Scam Alert

PayPal Scam Alert

Members are alerted to a PayPal scam involving a fake email asking you to verify your account.

New Deals to get Tills Ringing

New Deals to get Tills Ringing

The NFRN has announced details of the latest deals and initiatives that will put pounds back into members’ tills.

Golden Virginia 50g now with Cut-Corner Papers

Golden Virginia 50g now with Cut-Corner Papers

Imperial Tobacco has announced that from mid November, all Golden Virginia Original (Green) and Smooth (Yellow) 50g packs will include cut-corner papers.

The Angling Star to Close

The Angling Star to Close

The Angling Star will cease publication after the November 2012 issue.

NFRN Online Retailers Scoop Booker Prize

NFRN Online Retailers Scoop Booker Prize

Ten lucky members have won Booker vouchers worth £50 simply for registering on the NFRN website.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent (w/e 14 October 2012).

NFRN Officials Meet with Chancellor George Osborne

NFRN Officials Meet with Chancellor George Osborne

NFRN officials caught up with Chancellor George Osborne at this week's Tory party conference to discuss the plight of independent newsagents in the current economic climate.

NFRN Members Celebrate at Retail Industry Awards

NFRN Members Celebrate at Retail Industry Awards

A host of NFRN members have won prestigious awards at the Retail Industry Awards 2012, held at London’s five-star Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane.

Chocolate Heaven as Cadbury Launch Dairy Milk with Oreo

Chocolate Heaven as Cadbury Launch Dairy Milk with Oreo

Cadbury are this month launching a new multi-textured tablet combining the nation’s favourite chocolate brand with the biggest biscuit brand in the world.

PokerStars Players Race to PayPoint Stores

PokerStars Players Race to PayPoint Stores

Online poker players at PokerStars can now go to their neighbourhood PayPoint store to buy their top-up vouchers.

Reminder: Any unsold Olympic Coins?

Reminder: Any unsold Olympic Coins?

With the 2012 Olympics now just a memory, members are reminded to return any unsold Olympic coins supplied by Innzone by the end of October.

Newspread Threatens NFRN with Legal Action

Newspread Threatens NFRN with Legal Action

News Wholesaler Newspread has threatened the NFRN with legal action for defamation.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine.

Competition Appeal Tribunal – It’s in the Balance

Competition Appeal Tribunal – It’s in the Balance

Having refused to undertake a further review of the news industry, the NFRN and ACS took the OFT before the Competition Appeal Tribunal last week.

Daily Star Sunday Price Increase from Sunday 7th October

Daily Star Sunday Price Increase from Sunday 7th October

The Daily Star Sunday will increase in price this Sunday (7 October 2012) from £0.80 to £0.90.

NFRN Sets Out News Agenda

NFRN Sets Out News Agenda

The NFRN has today written to newspaper and magazine publishers and news wholesalers identifying areas of real concern to members.

Cadbury Launch New Chocolate Bar for Women

Cadbury Launch New Chocolate Bar for Women

Crispello, which will be aimed at women, is the first new chocolate bar launched by the company since the 90s and will be backed by a £7m advertising campaign.

Daily Star Suspends Free Health Lottery Entry

Daily Star Suspends Free Health Lottery Entry

The Daily Star has suspended the free entry into the Health Lottery that has been appearing in Saturday's Daily Star until further notice.

NFRN Condemns Johnston Press: Download Profit Calculator

NFRN Condemns Johnston Press: Download Profit Calculator

Independent newsagents have reacted angrily after Johnston Press cut profit margins by up to 8.48% on some 37 regional titles throughout the UK.

Vodafone Margin Cut: Have your Say

Vodafone Margin Cut: Have your Say

The NFRN has reacted strongly to the news of yet another cut in margins on Vodafone e-top ups.

Menzies & News International Contract Shame

Menzies & News International Contract Shame

Anger as Menzies Distribution are set to apply a £8.50 weekly charge as a flat rate levy (regardless of value or volume) for sending out two extra titles.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine.

Discover new iDeas with Imperial Tobacco’s Davidoff cigarettes…

Discover new iDeas with Imperial Tobacco’s Davidoff cigarettes…

Imperial Tobacco has unveiled a new addition to its premium-priced cigarette portfolio; Davidoff iD will be available exclusively in selected areas of the South East of England from 1st October 2012.

Halloween and Christmas from Cadbury's

Halloween and Christmas from Cadbury's

Kraft Foods has unveiled its range of new products, themed gifts and traditional family favourites to help make seasonal sales sparkle in the run up to Christmas.

Former National President on Life as a Shopkeeper

Former National President on Life as a Shopkeeper

The plight of shopkeepers has been laid bare with former national president Mahendra Jadeja spelling out what it's like to run a convenience store in today's economic climate.

Correction: NFRN Challenges Tesco Hypocrisy

Correction: NFRN Challenges Tesco Hypocrisy

In an earlier article regarding a cut in terms on Tesco e-top up cards, we erroneously suggested that PayPoint was giving the supermarket giant a preferential commission rate.

Camelot: No Appeal against High Court Judgment

Camelot: No Appeal against High Court Judgment

Camelot has decided not to appeal against a High Court judgment refusing permission for a judicial review of the Gambling Commission’s regulation of The Health Lottery.

OK! Magazine Cover Price Drops to £1

OK! Magazine Cover Price Drops to £1

The cover price for OK! Magazine (Standalone Edition) will drop permanently from £1.20 to £1.00 from issue 847 (on-sale 26 September 2012).

Booker Release Quarter Two Trading Results

Booker Release Quarter Two Trading Results

Booker has announced its Quarter Two Trading Update and issues a Notification of Interim Results Announcement.

Past National President John Shorrock Passes Away

Past National President John Shorrock Passes Away

Please note that John's funeral will now take place at the Holy Trinity Church, Loddon, on the 27th September at 2:30pm,

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine.

New Health Lottery Mid-Week Draw

New Health Lottery Mid-Week Draw

The Health Lottery are introducing a mid-week draw as of 17th October and will take place on a Wednesday evening.

NFRN Dismay as Newspaper and Magazine Inserts Increase

NFRN Dismay as Newspaper and Magazine Inserts Increase

Independent newsagents have reacted with dismay after a new survey revealed that the number of inserts in newspapers and magazines is on the increase.

NFRN Ireland Welcomes Minister's Condemnation of Desmond

NFRN Ireland Welcomes Minister's Condemnation of Desmond

NFRN Ireland has also condemned the actions of Richard Desmond, of Northern and Shell, who has threatened to close the Irish Daily Star.

HSBC Customers to get Post Office Access

HSBC Customers to get Post Office Access

HSBC has announced that from Spring 2013 their customers will be able to access their bank account at Post Office counters.

Cadbury Launch New Dairy Milk Bubbly Mint

Cadbury Launch New Dairy Milk Bubbly Mint

In response to considerable consumer demand, Kraft Foods is launching Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly Mint.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine.

Imperial Tobacco Launch New Montecristo Mini Cigars

Imperial Tobacco Launch New Montecristo Mini Cigars

From 1st October, two new Montecristo Mini cigars will be available in selected areas of Southern England.

Euro Shopper goes National with The Sun

Euro Shopper goes National with The Sun

Booker is to advertise its exclusive Euro Shopper range in The Sun and will feature 26 of the most popular Euro Shopper products that are 50p or less

Red Tape Blitz Welcomed by NFRN

Red Tape Blitz Welcomed by NFRN

Government moves to exempt shops from health and safety inspections and the scrapping or overhauling of 3,000 regulations have been welcomed by the NFRN.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine.

Lite up your sales with Nicolites

Lite up your sales with Nicolites

The NFRN unveil a groundbreaking deal with electronic cigarettes supplier Nicolites to help members get involved in this fast growing market.

Retailers Cash in with PayPoint's 'Cashout' Scheme

Retailers Cash in with PayPoint's 'Cashout' Scheme

British Gas and EDF Energy, are sending pre-pay customers to PayPoint outlets to receive rebates and cash payments using PayPoint’s fast growing CashOut scheme.

Disappointment at New Cut Off Extensions

Disappointment at New Cut Off Extensions

The NFRN remains angry that publishers have announced two further extensions to cut off times into wholesale to enable coverage of World Cup Qualifying matches.

‘Booker’s Free Epos hits 500’

‘Booker’s Free Epos hits 500’

Booker has announced that over 500 retailers are now benefiting from their free Epos system.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent

Latest News from Retail Newsagent

A weekly roundup of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine (w/e 2 September 2012).

New Economy additions from Imperial

New Economy additions from Imperial

Imperial Tobacco’s best-selling JPS ‘Silver’ range has been extended with the launch of JPS Silver Superkings 10s and 20s and JPS Blue Superkings 10s.

NFRN Awards Gold Medal to Press Distribution Forum for Hypocrisy

NFRN Awards Gold Medal to Press Distribution Forum for Hypocrisy

Publishers ignore important role of retailers in supply chain

Cadbury Adds Bubbles to Singles Market

Cadbury Adds Bubbles to Singles Market

Self eat version of CDM Bubbly launched.

EM News Move Raises Fresh Concerns

EM News Move Raises Fresh Concerns

Renewed calls for review of wholesaler funding after EM carriage charge increase

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine.

Camelot loses Health Lottery Legal Fight

Camelot loses Health Lottery Legal Fight

Camelot has lost a High Court action against the lottery regulator over its 'rival' Health Lottery's licence..

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine.

NFRN Welcomes NI Withdrawal from Direct-to-Retail

NFRN Welcomes NI Withdrawal from Direct-to-Retail

The NFRN has cautiously welcomed the announcement from News International that it is discontinuing its Direct-to-Retail distribution network in all areas except London.

Sunday Trading Restrictions: Government  Should Back Off

Sunday Trading Restrictions: Government Should Back Off

The weekend saw the Big Business and 10 Downing Street PR wheels turning in tandem with calls for the temporary suspension of Sunday trading restrictions to be made permanent.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine.

NFRN Helps Members Buck News and Magazine Sales Trend

NFRN Helps Members Buck News and Magazine Sales Trend

NFRN members using Newspro, the Federation’s news and magazine category management initiative, fared much better in sales compared to the overall market.

NFRN Chief Executive appointed to PASS Board

NFRN Chief Executive appointed to PASS Board

NFRN Chief Executive Paul Baxter has been appointed to the PASS Board, the national proof of age standards scheme.

New Cadbury Pretzels

New Cadbury Pretzels

Kraft Foods is adding an exciting new savoury twist to its sharing bag offering, combining pretzels with Cadbury milk chocolate.

High Speed Transactions with PayPoint Rapid

High Speed Transactions with PayPoint Rapid

More than 1,200 retailers with PayPoint terminals have switched to PayPoint Rapid, which reduces transactions times by up to 70 per cent using a standard broadband connection.

NFRN to Keep Pressure up over Sunday Trading

NFRN to Keep Pressure up over Sunday Trading

The NFRN has vowed to keep up the pressure on the government to ensure that Sunday Trading laws are not relaxed permanently after the Olympics.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine.

Newsagents Dismay at Lukewarm Response to Bank Lending

Newsagents Dismay at Lukewarm Response to Bank Lending

The NFRN has expressed dismay at the lukewarm response that banks have given to a new £80 billion scheme to kick start lending to small businesses.

Important: New Ukash Voucher Scam

Important: New Ukash Voucher Scam

Members are warned to be on their guard against a scam involving 'cold callers' claiming to represent a Government department or other official-sounding organisations.

The Unacceptable Face of Monopoly?

The Unacceptable Face of Monopoly?

News wholesaler Newspread is abusing its position of monopoly over the retail customers it serves by increasing carriage charges by as much as 33%.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine.

NFRN Urge Government to Close Planning Loophole

NFRN Urge Government to Close Planning Loophole

The unacceptable loophole allows supermarkets to buy up and convert pubs into smaller convenience stores without planning permission.

Menzies & Smiths Respond to Calls Over Wet Supplies

Menzies & Smiths Respond to Calls Over Wet Supplies

Following our call for publishers and distributors to raise their game and tackle the problem of wet tote boxes we have received responses from Menzies and Smiths News.

Daily Star Price Increase

Daily Star Price Increase

The Monday to Friday editions of the Daily Star will increase nationally from £0.30 to £0.35 with effect from Monday 30 July 2012.

Important: PayPoint Scam Update

Important: PayPoint Scam Update

The NFRN has renewed calls for members to beware of fraudulent PayPoint transactions following an incident which has left one member in North London seriously out of pocket.

NFRN Slams Newspread over Carriage Charge Rise

NFRN Slams Newspread over Carriage Charge Rise

Independent newsagents are calling for Newspread to think again after the news wholesaler increased its delivery service charge by a whopping 33%.

New Price and Size for Pall Mall RYO

New Price and Size for Pall Mall RYO

From today, Pall Mall will be moving its 12.5g variant into a new 11 gramme pouch and reducing the gramme for gramme price, making it even better value than before.

Report Confirms Fears over Sunday Trading Laws

Report Confirms Fears over Sunday Trading Laws

Independent newsagents’ concerns that suspending Sunday Trading laws over the Olympics will hit small shops has been confirmed in a new report.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

The Department of Health found themselves in the firing line this week over the plain packs consultation, faster justice plans have been welcomed and lots more.

UK POS Helps Retailers Achieve Top Marks this Summer

UK POS Helps Retailers Achieve Top Marks this Summer

UK Point of Sale is urging retailers to compile their essential point of sale kit for the 'back to school' market effectively in the run up to September.

Move to Cut Red Tape Welcomed But It’s Not Enough

Move to Cut Red Tape Welcomed But It’s Not Enough

The NFRN has welcomed moves by the government to cut red tape but has called for more and speedier action to remove the regulatory burden on small businesses.

Bogus Advertising & Rate Reduction Scam Alert

Bogus Advertising & Rate Reduction Scam Alert

Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council Trading Standards are warning of an advertising scam aimed at small businesses.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine.

Camelot Launches ‘Anticipation’ Ad Campaign

Camelot Launches ‘Anticipation’ Ad Campaign

Camelot has launched its ‘Anticipation’ advertising campaign which is a special one-off to thank National Lottery players for helping to fund the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Including news of a community in shock after fatal stabbing of a retailer and opposition to plain packs reaches peak in final days.

Get your Business ready for PAYE Changes

Get your Business ready for PAYE Changes

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is introducing Real Time Information (RTI) which is a new way of reporting PAYE from April 2013.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Including news on the latest hike in carriage charges from Smiths News and plans by the Post Office to investigate the controversial Horizon computer system.

Sun Shines on Newsagents with Weekday Cover Price Rise

Sun Shines on Newsagents with Weekday Cover Price Rise

A 10p rise on the price of the weekday Sun, giving retailers an extra 2.32p per copy sold, has been warmly welcomed by the NFRN.

Payzone Health Lottery Improvements

Payzone Health Lottery Improvements

Payzone has issued some practical steps they have taken to improve the speed and ease of Health Lottery transactions through Payzone terminals.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Including news that Camelot denies trying to scoop a £3m jackpot from independents in the form of £5,000 “security bonds” for the 6,000 new terminals it has begun installing.

Plain Packaging: No Minister

Plain Packaging: No Minister

Spoof video says protect Britain from unelected mandarins

NFRN Calls for Review of Wholesale Funding

NFRN Calls for Review of Wholesale Funding

Call for urgent review as Smiths News announces carriage charge hike

Express Sees Sense but Still Long Way to Go on Margins

Express Sees Sense but Still Long Way to Go on Margins

Increases on the weekend Daily Star and Sunday Express are a small step in the right direction, says NFRN.

Imperial Tobacco Launch New 'Richmond Profile'

Imperial Tobacco Launch New 'Richmond Profile'

Imperial Tobacco has announced an exciting addition to its Richmond range with the new Richmond Profile to be available across the UK from mid-June.

ICO Launches IT Security Guide for Small Businesses

ICO Launches IT Security Guide for Small Businesses

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a new guide for small and medium sized businesses, showing how to help make their IT systems safe and secure.

Annual Conference 2012 Review

Annual Conference 2012 Review

A review of Annual Conference 2012 including the elections, rule changes and motions passed. Video content from the two days is also available.

VIDEO: Watch Day 2 of Annual Conference

VIDEO: Watch Day 2 of Annual Conference

Watch all the highlights from the final day of NFRN Annual Conference 2012 including Alan Smith's inaugural speech.

Past National President Praises Conference

Past National President Praises Conference

Past National President Mahendra Jadeja praises the impact of NFRN Annual Conference 2012.

Alan Smith’s Presidential Address to Annual Conference

Alan Smith’s Presidential Address to Annual Conference

New NFRN National President Alan Smith addresses members on Day 2 of annual conference.

Camelot Launches Second Phase of Ad Campaign

Camelot Launches Second Phase of Ad Campaign

Camelot has announced the launch of the second phase of ‘The National Lottery – Life Changing’ campaign.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Including news of a clamp down on illicit “just off sale” magazines and London-based wholesalers will be open round the clock to help retailers beat Olympic gridlock.

PayPoint - Important Security Information

PayPoint - Important Security Information

Download the latest PayPoint Security Poster and ask your staff to read and follow their simple rules when operating your PayPoint business.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Including news of Retail Newsagent's 'Call Time on Crime' dossier and PayPoint has said it would bid to snatch the lucrative DVLA contract from the Post Office (w/e 3 June 2012).

NFRN 'Fuming' at Press Distribution Forum Duplicity

NFRN 'Fuming' at Press Distribution Forum Duplicity

Evidence has emerged that the PDF has been used by publishers, distributors and wholesalers to represent just one side of the industry in submissions to the OFT.

Portas Pilots to Kick-Start High Street Renaissance

Portas Pilots to Kick-Start High Street Renaissance

Twelve town centres across the country will have a unique opportunity to revitalise their high streets after being selected to be the first Portas Pilots.

Priti Patel MP elected Chair of Small Shops’ Group

Priti Patel MP elected Chair of Small Shops’ Group

Independent retailers have new Parliamentary champions, as the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops’ Group held its AGM and elected Priti Patel MP as Chair.

Kraft Foods Helps Retailers Maximise their Sales

Kraft Foods Helps Retailers Maximise their Sales

Kraft Foods is helping retailers to maximise their confectionery sales through Salesmaker Kits, worth £150, which are available to selected retailers.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Including news that Olympic deadlines could cause HND chaos and Immediate Media will strengthen its kids' magazine portfolio with a string of launches this summer.

NPA Decision on Newspaper Cut Off Extension Questioned

NPA Decision on Newspaper Cut Off Extension Questioned

NPA decision to extend newspaper cut off times by 1 hour on special occasions has been questioned by the NFRN who have data that indicates a damaging effect on sales.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Including news on 'The £6bn Opportunity Conference' and a waste plan from Booker that could save you thousands.

Relentless Energy Sales with new Apple & Kiwi

Relentless Energy Sales with new Apple & Kiwi

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) is introducing a new fruity flavour Relentless variant this May. Relentless Apple & Kiwi is available in 500ml can format and takes the range to six.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Including news on the Commons vote to relax Sunday trading and a Tory MP has called for local newspapers to receive the same subsidies as BBC’s regional TV & radio services.

NFRN & ACS Launch Joint Legal Challenge Against OFT

NFRN & ACS Launch Joint Legal Challenge Against OFT

The NFRN and ACS have launched a joint legal challenge to the Competition Appeal Tribunal, against the OFT’s decision to deny a further short review of the news industry.

District Magazine Ranking Information - April 2012

District Magazine Ranking Information - April 2012

Find out what are the best selling magazines in your area, so you can maximise your profits.

National Lottery Terminal Fraud Beware

National Lottery Terminal Fraud Beware

A member has reported a Lottery scam when he was contacted by someone purporting to be from Camelot advising him that he was to get a lottery terminal but needed to pay £350 for software installation.

Tpi Registration Forms & Letters

Tpi Registration Forms & Letters

Members who offer a home news delivery service should be receiving letters from their wholesaler asking them to register for third party advertising insert payments (TPAI).

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Including fears that plain cigarette packs will lead to black market growth.

New Mobile Apps to Help with Record-Keeping

New Mobile Apps to Help with Record-Keeping

The software industry, after consultation with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), is producing simple tax and record keeping mobile apps for small businesses.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Including news that the tobacco display ban has boosted cigarette sales in independent stores by more than £190 within days of going into action.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Including news that Independents are already reaping the benefits as supermarkets were forced to cover their tobacco gantries.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Including news that retailers fear fix on drink licences, fuel shortage plans and trade bodies unite against Sunday trading law change.

Be Alert when Loading at Cash and Carries

Be Alert when Loading at Cash and Carries

Members are being advised to always be alert when loading their cars and vans at cash and carries.

PayPoint Security Warning Update

PayPoint Security Warning Update

Member avoids PayPoint scam after reading the NFRN security alert.

NFRN Speaks Out for Members on Sunday Trading Changes

NFRN Speaks Out for Members on Sunday Trading Changes

The NFRN has reacted strongly to news that the Government is considering relaxing Sunday trading laws during the Olympics.

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

Latest News from Retail Newsagent Magazine

The top five stories from this week's edition of Retail Newsagent.

Retail Newsagent News

Retail Newsagent News

Including news that up to 6,000 independent retailers will have the chance to offer Lottery services and The Independent has scrapped its direct home delivery service

NFRN Joins Forces with Facewatch

NFRN Joins Forces with Facewatch

The NFRN is to be the first National sponsor and official partner of the not-for-profit company Facewatch & Partners in a three year deal.

Retail Newsagent News

Retail Newsagent News

Including news on The Sun’s launch into the Sunday newspaper market and a report that shows symbol chain stores are the 'best performing' Indies.

HMRC Launch Employer Help Video

HMRC Launch Employer Help Video

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched a new online video to help employers reduce the problems caused by inaccurate employee data.

NFRN Secures Improved Advertising Inserts Payments

NFRN Secures Improved Advertising Inserts Payments

The NFRN has negotiated an increase in the payment the Guardian gives to HND newsagents when third party advertising inserts weigh more than 70g.

Rent Card Scam

Rent Card Scam

PayPoint issue a sharp reminder to members with an electronic payment terminal to always take the money and count it before processing a transaction.

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