Rising cost of alcohol credited for drop in violent crime.
Labour would give local communities more of a say on whether local pubs can be converted into convenience stores.
Members urged to promote Panini’s new World Cup stickers.
Big changes on the way as Post Office seeks to revamp its branches.
Imperial Tobacco launches second phase of anti-illicit trade campaign.
Say NO to any company cold calling and offering to do a ratings appeal.
The Guardian is increasing the payments it makes to HND retailers for inserting third party advertising material.
Members and shoppers urged to support Independents Day on 4th July.
Below cost alcohol ban delayed until at least mid May.
From 12th April the free entry into the Health Lottery will run in both the Daily Express and Daily Star on Saturdays only.
The old style £50 note, featuring Sir John Houblon, will be withdrawn from circulation on 30 April 2014.
From Sunday April 6 you can no longer claim for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
Government looks to press ahead with standardised cigarette packs.
HMRC reveals 10 worst excuses for not paying the minimum wage.
Wales is considering a ban on smoking e-cigarettes in enclosed public places.
But government urged to press on with reform.
Trading standards inundate Federation with responses.
Nicolites and Vivid Vapours unveil plans to light up major UK landmarks like giant electronic cigarettes.
Priti Patel MP calls for sensible response to Chantler Tobacco Packaging Review.
Brand new pocket money collectable Zomlings given thumbs up by both consumers and retailers.
NFRN joins call for rethink on minimum pricing to curb alcohol-fuelled crime.
The latest news, hints and tips from the taxman.
Labour MP David Lammy says it's time to tackle property crime head on.
Nicolites and Vivid Vapours are now the number one selling e-cigarette and e-liquid brands in the independent convenience sector.
From April 2014, all employers must report their payroll information to HMRC on or before every payday.
Budget fails to offer much needed support for small businesses.
The Royal Mint is to manufacture a new £1 coin in a bid to help reduce counterfeiting.
Smiths News PLC will change its name to Connect Group PLC on 22 April 2014.
Warning that members will have to dig deep or cut jobs and staff hours.
Ignore emails advising of £1m Coca Cola win.
The 'Bank of England Banknotes' app is an interactive touch screen guide for checking your banknotes.
Publisher says sorry to retailers in Scotland and Northern England.
Delegates gather for 100th Scottish Conference in Glasgow next week.
Plans unveiled to modernise cheque payments.
From Monday 10th March, the cover price will increase from £1.40 to £1.60 and all retail margins will be maintained.
A guide to bankruptcy, contracts and tax credits.
Resurgence of traditional high street food merchants meet Britons’ appetite.
The Racing Post will be increasing its cover price, along with pro rata terms for retailers.
Report shows that more is needed to tackle the issues faced by those who actually work on shop floors.
The Low Pay Commission has recommended a 3% increase in the minimum wage.
Nicolites says it is fully committed to working alongside the European Parliament following vote on the Tobacco Products Directive.
Publisher apologises to members after printing problems led to hundreds of reruns in Portsmouth, East Anglia, Kent and the Home Counties this morning.
PASS has announced the appointment of Marc Catchpole as its new National Director.
Members are urged to check that they have received the correct credit for vouchers following recent price changes.
From Monday 24th February 2014 there will be a price increase for the i newspaper.
Menzies Distribution will be a platinum sponsor of NFRN Scotland’s centenary celebration.
Former Iceland CEO Bill Grimsey has criticised the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) proposals for business rate reform.
Warning of phone calls offering a service similar to NFRN.
Disney Pixar/ Monsters Magazine, renamed as “Disney Pixar Monsters Mag”.
New flexible face to face support for customers needing help with taxes.
Don't be caught out by email phishing scams which offer tax rebates in return for bank account or credit card details.
Name that will appear on customers Recall Notes - DENNIS MENACE & GNASHER , 87.
The Environmental Audit Committee has recommended that the plastic bag levy be kept simple and include small businesses.
New rules on below cost selling of alcohol are a step in the right direction, but they do not go far enough.
Hints and tips on how to spot a counterfeit note.
Following calls from the NFRN, the Daily Telegraph has announced a price increase on its weekday editions accompanied by pro rata terms.
Diversification is the key to survival for independent newsagents, Paul Baxter told Radio 4 consumer affairs programme You and Yours today.
Comag has agreed to process all previously rejected claims for Loaded, Jan 14.
In a 12 month period, the Press Distribution Review Panel dealt with ONLY 117 retailer complaints.
Ban on selling e-cigarettes to under 18s has also been supported.
On Saturday 25th January, Menzies over-charged customers by £1 on the healthy eating magazine.
The NFRN has teamed up with leading proof of age card provider CitizenCard to give members a superb cashback offer.
You’ve only got until midnight on Friday to file your 2012-13 tax return.
The latest news, hints and advice from the taxman.
Camelot confirms that around 10,000 retailers will benefit from its rollout of standalone Scratchcard terminals.
Londoners are more likely to miss the tax return deadline than taxpayers in any other part of the UK, say HMRC.
Federation takes members concerns over late delivery of newspapers to Press Distribution Forum (PDF).
Menzies Distribution has announced that Managing Director David McIntosh is to leave the company.
Evidence supporting the case for plain packaging is based upon “measures of process rather than measures of outcome”.
A quick and easy way to report wholesaler service issues.
New and improved website but with the same mutual values.
Newtrade acquisition of Independent Retail Show to help local shopkeepers build a better future.
The launch date for the Skylanders Swap Force Album & Sticker collection has been put back from 6th February 2014 to 27th February 2014.
Newspread (NI) accused of daylight robbery after increasing its carriage charges by inflation busting rates.
Earn great margins on Duracell Plus Power Batteries.
Shoplink brings you the very best deals, margins and ultimately profits.
Newsagents joy tempered as only one of the publishers is applying pro rata retailer percentage margins.
After a 12 year break, the NFRN is returning to Bournemouth for its 2014 two day annual conference.
183 retail administrations in 2013 , down 6 per cent on 2012
HMRC has revealed that 1,566 people found time during the Christmas Day festivities to send an online tax return.
No Christmas Spirit at Daily Mirror or Sunday Post.
News wholesaler condemned for inflation-busting carriage charge hike.
NFRN welcomes 5p price rise but urges caution on Express pricing.
Mike Mirams, the new Press Distribution Forum Chairman, has been given a cautious welcome by the NFRN.
From 1 January 2014, herbal smoking products will have Tobacco Products Duty charged on them.
This weekend The Telegraph will combine the Weekend section and the Saturday Travel section into a single package.
Guide will help retailers increase their wine sales.
The Daily Telegraph issue dated Saturday 14th December 2013 will carry a wrap-around cover produced in association with Chanel.
Including news of a breakthrough for RN's Tick, Tock - Where's My Stock? campaign.
Includes advice about online security and how the new Employment Allowance could benefit you and your business.
Government to implement a registration scheme for alcohol wholesalers.
Our new relationship with News Category Solutions (NCS) will help boost members’ profits on magazines and HND.
The Sunday Telegraph ‘Discover’ section will carry a special ‘Nelson Mandela’ wrap-around cover.
Chancellor George Osborne announced a cap on business rates in Thursday's Autumn Statement.
Publisher announces cover price rise, accompanied by a pro-rata increase in terms, on one of its weekly titles.
This weekend sees the first ever Small Business Saturday taking place in the UK.
EM News Distribution (Ireland) to increase its carriage charge by a whopping 6.5 per cent.
The NFRN wants to see stiffer penalties for anyone assaulting a shop owner or their staff.
Government confirms plans for review into plain cigarette packaging.
Debate focused in detail on many of the areas of concern to NFRN members.
A round up of stories from your trade magazine.
NFRN backs calls for a crackdown on parents who buy alcohol for children.
The NFRN has given strong backing to a new initiative to tackle underage sales in the North West.
Last week saw the launch of the 2014 NFRN Public Affairs Agenda.
Lottery ticket sales for the first six months of its financial year were £3,311.8 million.
Find out what are the best selling magazines in your area, so you can maximise your profits.
A round up of stories from your trade magazine
NFRN warns of job cuts and stores shutting if TUC calls are heeded.
A roundup of the latest industry news from your weekly trade magazine.
NFRN gives backing to Usdaw’s week long Respect for Shopworkers campaign.
Including an update on RTI and how to contact the Business Link Helpline.
Issue No.36 will include popcorn box and mini movie magazine.
Helpline Service Enhanced with 0800 telephone number.
Australian evidence shows surge in illicit trade after plain packaging introduced.
MP Lorely Burt wants the government to outlaw the proxy purchasing of tobacco products in England & Wales.
Information for Smiths News customers.
A five minute ‘grace and favour’ period on parking tickets has been proposed.
Aberdeen Journals Ltd praised for maintaining pro rata terms after cover price increase.
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.
The NFRN has renewed calls for members to beware of fraudulent PayPoint transactions.
Booker launches new and exclusive brand of cigarettes.
HMRC would like feedback on a new online tax service they are about to offer.
NFRN challenges profiteering with legal action and cover pricing campaign.
We regret to announce the death of Federation stalwart Pat Taylor.
The European Parliament voted today NOT to restrict sales of e-cigarettes to pharmacies.
Due to World Cup qualifying matches on Friday night, publishers and wholesalers have agreed a 45 minute extension.
Get the latest news, hints and tips on boosting your profits.
Scheme created to recognise shop staff who tackle e-money scams.
A delegation of NFRN officials attended the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week.
Includes fantastic offers on Coke, Diet Coke, Snickers and Mars bars. Hurry while stocks last!
New Australian research finds plain packaging of cigarettes increases retailer costs and fears of illicit trade.
The Match Attax Premier League 2013-14 trading card game has hit stores and features a cool new look!
Ralph Patel is leading the fight against charges on electronic card payment machines.
Campaign aimed at smokers to switch from traditional tobacco cigarettes to e-cigs.
Minimum wage to increase to £6.31 from today (1st October 2013).
Eastern Daily Press increase cover price of its main, Fenland and King’s Lynn editions, accompanied by pro-rata terms for retailers.
New Lotto officially launches this Saturday.
NFRN tell Deputy PM Nick Clegg not to exclude them when the plastic bag tax comes into effect in England.
Meet and share ideas with successful retailers at the Independent Retail Show at EventCity on October 6 and 7.
Get the latest from the taxman.
Over 1000 retailers now benefiting from the free Epos system.
The latest offerings from Booker, including new Treasurer Executive Cigarettes.
Smiths News are upgrading security on their Connect2U website.
NFRN National President Colin Fletcher attended the Labour Party Conference in Brighton this week.
This weekend’s 10p price rise on The Sun on Sunday has been given a lukewarm welcome by the NFRN.
Largest ever retail kit produced to support new Lotto.
From this weekend, The Sun on Sunday will increase its cover price to 70p.
All London members are invited to a special district event at the City Pavilion.
We regret to announce the death of former London president Moti Surujnarain.
Visit the Independent Retail Show’s Farmers Market to find out how.
NFRN welcomes cover price rises from two national newspaper publishers, accompanied by pro rata margin increases.
Including a overview of the national minimum wage and how HMRC is enforcing the rules.
Report says tobacco-free electronic cigarettes are as effective as nicotine patches in weaning smokers off habit.
Readers can download newspaper vouchers from their phones from next week.
Reports of counterfeit cash circulating in Hants and Isle of Wight.
Including a great new flower delivery service.
News UK and Frontline will be exhibiting at the Independent Retail Show at EventCity, Manchester.
Subsidised courses aimed at equipping your staff with excellent customer service skills.
Government announces trebling of small business rate relief.
Promotional activity for Premier retailers delivers £2million additional sales
As from immediate effect (issue dated 15th August), Auto Car Pages is changing its name to Motor Car Pages.
Including Real Time Information (RTI) updates plus new numbers for online help desks and employer helplines.
Everyone visiting the Independent Retail Show 2013 at EventCity, on October 6 and 7 will leave with new ideas.
The NFRN has expressed disappointment since the cover price of the Daily Record was raised by 5p.
NFRN has renewed calls for members to beware of fraudulent Payzone, PayPoint and mobile top up transactions.
Including a refreshing deal with our great SnowShock slush machine offer.
Voucher promotion runs throughout August.
2,000 raffle winners of £20,000 guaranteed across two special Saturdays
NFRN concerns acted on as increase pegged at 2 per cent
Home Affairs Select Committee is to launch an inquiry into tobacco smuggling.
Publisher branded “arrogant” by newsagents for increasing the cover prices on two more of its newspapers.
Southall man jailed after he was found with more than £500,000 worth of non-duty paid tobacco products.
Wholesaler to impose additional carriage charge on retail customers.
HMRC officers launch raids across the Peterborough and Spalding areas.
A round up of the top industry stories (w/e 21 July 2013).
Members urged to pay extra attention to the health and safety of young people.
NFRN welcomes ban on below cost selling of alcohol.
British Gas will no longer sell auto-rollover contracts from 1 September 2013.
New research shows a new breed of hyper-demanding shopper is emerging with an ‘always on’ mentality.
Government abandons plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.
New rules on packaging and banning slim cigarettes could have unintended consequences, warns NFRN.
Taxpayers who have failed to submit tax returns are being offered the chance to come forward.
A round up of the top industry stories (w/e 7 July 2013).
Next week's edition will now go on sale on Thursday (11 July 2013), not Wednesday.
Including news of free business advice emails from HMRC.
A round up of the top industry stories (w/e 30 June 2013).
Smelly tobacco gang banged up.
EU health ministers agree to remove ban on ‘slim’ cigarettes from the proposed EU Tobacco Products Directive.
A round up of the top industry stories (w/e 23 June 2013).
New display competition to boost sales.
Call for action as shop vacancies rise and some town centres decline.
Prosecutions for duty evasion on tobacco doubled in the past year.
HMRC has extended the temporary relaxation of real time information from October 2013 until April 2014,
Electronic cigarettes will be licensed as a medicine in the UK from 2016.
Colin Fletcher has been voted next NFRN national president at annual conference.
New NFRN service provides lifeline to members facing financial hardship.
The NFRN has expressed dismay at a new report that shows HMRC is failing to crack down on tobacco smuggling.
A round-up of the top industry stories (w/e 9 June 2013).
Guidance re-issued to keep you and shop staff free from fraud.
The cover price of TV Pick will remain at 20p indefinitely and your 90% margin maintained.
Including toolkits to help retailers avoid common errors made in returns.
New promotional vehicle launched to drive awareness of the NFRN.
Wholesalers urged to look again at carriage charges.
A round-up of the top industry stories (w/e 2 June 2013).
Margin Reinstated on Local Paper After News Team Intervenes.
NFRN Ireland hit out after Health Minister warns of plain packs introduction.
NFRN members warned over new PayPoint scam involving 3V Vouchers.
A round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 26 May 2013).
Wholesalers urged to drop their carriage charges after a flurry of magazine closures and recent fuel price cuts.
New research by SMG reveals staff assistance has the greatest influence on overall customer satisfaction.
CollectPlus network grows to over 5,250 stores across the UK.
Earn up to 51% margin on Nicolites.
Great new logo highlights NFRN membership.
The Manchester Evening News published the cover price as 55p not 70p on issue dated Saturday 18th May.
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 players have now raised £30 billion for the Good Causes since the lottery was launched in 1994.
Members urged to support European Commission initiative around the cost of card payments.
Counterfeit and untaxed tobacco products seized from six shops in Nottinghamshire.
Coupon valid on Saturday May 18, 2013 only.
Almost 5,700 litres of beer, wine and spirits was seized by HMRC last week.
A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 12 June 2013).
Action required as six more magazine titles are to disappear permanently from their shelves.
Action on shoplifting and red tape welcomed but NFRN disappointed as Queen’s Speech overlooks minimum alcohol pricing.
Local convenience stores are now losing over £40,000 each due to the illicit tobacco trade
Publisher to cease publication of its entire portfolio including Auto Trader from the end of June.
NFRN fears move will hit members' supplies and is "doomed to fail”.
A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 5 May 2013).
A 36-year-old man has been jailed for tax fraud after the discovery of a tobacco counterfeiting “factory” in his Renfrew flat.
The NFRN has welcomed a price rise, with pro rata retail terms, on the Daily Record.
Newsquest has incensed newsagents by once again hiking the price of two of its weekly newspapers while slashing retail terms.
A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 28 April 2013).
The Saturday edition of the Daily Star is to increase to 55p this weekend.
The NFRN has applauded MSP Alex Williams for speaking out in favour of minimum pricing on alcohol.
Including news that Real Time Information (RTI) went live on 6 April 2013.
NFRN gives a cautious thumbs up to the news that a lending scheme to help businesses is being expanded.
UK shopkeepers lose 120 million transactions a year by not taking card payments, according to new research.
All copies of CBeebies Special Issue 46 need to be withdrawn from sale and returned with immediate effect.
New evidence shows multiple retailers receive preferential terms on partworks.
Retailers call for Government joined up action on illicit trade and measures to tackle commercial rates at meeting with Taoiseach.
The gang involved in the illegal importation of millions of cigarettes through Dover have been jailed.
A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 21 April 2013).
European Commission to inquire into the costs incurred by merchants in accepting payments by cards and cash.
Benefit from great value price-marked packs and a POR of at least 30%.
The national minimum wage is to increase by 12p an hour for adults, the Government has announced.
Player’s Smooth to be available in King Size and Super King Size 19s.
A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 14 April 2013).
Local Shop Summit videos will inspire independent retailers to learn from the example of their peers to Get Local Right.
Innovative new service enables consumers to turn Ukash® back into cash at PayPoint locations.
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.
Nick Ferrari will be hosting a free conference call to discuss the impact of the Government's proposals for plain packaging.
Download and place in store for tomorrow's (9th April) tribute edition.
The new 5p levy on plastic carrier bags comes into effect in Northern Ireland this week.
The Sun will be increasing its cover price on their weekend editions by 10p.
A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 7 April 2013).
The Sun is to increase the cover price of its Saturday and Sunday editions from Saturday 6th April 2013.
A member has suffered losses of nearly £10,000 as a result of a RBS Streamline scam, so be on your guard.
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).
Includes information on how The Budget may affect your business and Real Time Information.
Nestle is recalling some of its varieties of Chunky Kit Kat after several people found pieces of plastic in the bars.
PaperPay will let your customers buy a Daily Mirror or Sunday Mirror using their smartphone.
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.
A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines including the launch of the Mirror's digital PaperPay App (w/e 24 March 2013)
Due to fresh snowfall overnight, Menzies have been experiencing a number of distribution issues.
The NFRN welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget announcement that businesses will have £2,000 taken off their National Insurance bills.
The decision by George Osborne to increase business rates will squeeze embattled retailers further says KPMG.
Shoplink is proud to present one of the greatest RRP packages we have to offer: The My Pound Zone deals.
NFRN to participate fully in new probe into revitalising the high street.
President Gives Evidence to Oireachtas Justice Committee.
Newsagents dismayed at media reports of a government split on alcohol pricing.
Federation sets out wish list for next week's Budget.
A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines including Labour's Saturday Business initiative (w/e 10 March 2013).
HMRC have seized over 30 million smuggled cigarettes at Southampton Container Port.
Appletiser announces the brand’s first ever brand ambassador, singer songwriter Eliza Doolittle.
Run by HM Revenue and Customs, these events offer advice and help for you and your business.
Further help on Real Time Information plus details on a Business Payment Support Service.
Tobacco Product Directive comes under the spotlight.
Calls from health experts for a 50p minimum price for a unit of alcohol has been welcomed.
A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 03 March 2013).
New report reveals that 20 stores are closing every day.
Newsagents have been dealt a new body blow with two regional newspapers increasing cover prices but cutting terms to retailers.
Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna visited shop owners during a fact finding trip to Birmingham.
The NFRN has today welcomed the news that accounting requirements for micro-businesses are to be simplified.
A new GV Smooth range will be replacing Golden Virginia Smooth, while Golden Virginia has also been re-branded.
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 has announced it has passed the milestone of 4,000 contactless payment terminals within its national network.
A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 24 February 2013).
Members in the UK and Ireland are advised to check their shelves following a product recall announcement from Birdseye.
The NFRN Awards are 10 years old this year and to celebrate the 2013 event will be the biggest and best yet.
Due to a Newspread system upgrade, their retailer’s website will not be available this weekend.
Download the latest news headlines (UK) from Menzies.
Batman Automobilia Collection launched in January of this year and has so far performed beyond all expectations.
NFRN members to reap rewards from a range of profit-busting schemes including NFRN Cashback and Shoplink.
Employers are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs to get ready for major PAYE changes that come into effect in two months’ time.
A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 17 February 2013).
Follow us on Twitter @NFRN_Online and get all the latest news and updates from the NFRN. A step-by-step guide on how to join twitter is also available.
Wholesalers are acting with speed to reassure their customers says the Federation of Wholesale Distributors.
Shoplink presents a fantastic opportunity with a 24-hour flower delivery service for your customers – exclusively for Shoplink members!
Former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy has been condemned for claiming that the death of high streets and move to supermarket shopping was “progress”.
A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 10 February 2013).
The NFRN is advising members to check that the affected packs are removed from their shelves.
Is the lucky number missing from your Daily Mail supply?
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.
Download the latest mobile apps including the Simple Record Keeping and Tax Calculator apps plus a reminder about PAYE – RTI.
A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 03 February 2013).
The Monday to Friday editions of the Daily Mail will increase nationally to £0.60 with effect from Monday 04 February 2013.
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 is warning independent retailers not to purchase any tobacco products that are not bought from legitimate suppliers.
Planning loophole allowing supermarkets to take over pubs in spotlight in parliamentary debate.
A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 27 January 2013).
To assist driving sales and revenue, OK! will publish a special monthly themed issue with an increased pagination.
Paperboys and girls up and down the country battled through the snow to get newspapers and magazines delivered while posties stayed indoors.
NFRN Mutual chairman Peter Wagg on how to protect your business during the winter months.
New survey shows crime figures up 15.6%.
With snow and ice affecting the country, we look at some of the common dilemmas members face, and what the law says in response.
A weekly round up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 20 January 2013). .
The NFRN has reacted with fury after learning that a supermarket group was receiving enhanced terms for handling partworks.
National Lottery players can look forward to exciting changes to Lotto later this year, Camelot has announced.
Members are being targeted by ‘Energy Broker’ fraudsters who phone offering to pay your outstanding electricity & gas bills with a 25% reduction.
NI Group Ltd has increased retailer payments for Home News Delivery inserts.
Shopkeepers and staff are being warned about a new suspected scam involving PayPoint machines.
Focussed around outstanding value, Premier is starting the new year with a fantastic promotion for both shoppers and retailers.
You can earn valuable extra cash through your NFRN membership, just register your details to participate.
A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 13 January 2013).
Retail Guru John Stanley will show retailers how to ‘Get Local Right’ at the Local Shop Summit
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.
Including an important reminder that the introduction of reporting PAYE in real time, using RTI-enabled payroll software, is only 13 weeks away!
Booker is getting 2013 off to a great start for independent retailers with a giant 40% POR promotion.
The re-call date for Moshi 2 albums and Stickers has been extended from 12th February to Friday May 3rd 2013.
A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 6 January 2013).
A new hard-hitting campaign to encourage smokers to quit in the New Year has been launched by the Department of Health.
New TV ads to launch Creme Egg season
A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 23 December 2012).
The Guardian will be increasing cover prices of its Monday to Saturday newspapers from Saturday 12th January 2013.
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.
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+.
Express Newspapers announces price rises for Sunday titles
Jagger to Join Trinity Mirror in new Sales and Marketing Role
This recent groundbreaking and exclusive deal for members gets off to a fantastic start!
Members reap the benefits of the Regional Newspaper scheme.
A joint letter to all Local Authority Leaders urging them to put forward proposals for new government action to promote local sustainability.
Immediate Media celebrates the success of its latest titles and the continued growth of the children’s category.
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!
Two Moshi Monster products will be recalled from retail on 20th December 2012.
A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 9 December 2012).
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).
What the law says about selling tobacco to minors or a proxy purchaser.
The NFRN is concerned that the Chancellor's plans to get the economy back on track are not on target.
With effect from Sunday 9th December, the Daily Star Sunday supplement "OK Extra" will be replaced by a new supplement called "TV Extra".
New study shows shoplifting and fraud to cost UK retailers £1 billion over Christmas.
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.
The NFRN has welcomed Lord Leveson's calls for a new independent body to regulate the press.
The NFRN has welcomed government plans to ban cut price alcohol as part of a proposed clampdown on alcohol related crime.
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 District Legal and Parliamentary lobbying has helped secure increases to the Small Business Rates Relief Scheme.
The NFRN has broadly welcomed the formation of new publishing venture Local World and its aim to revive flagging local newspaper sales.
Including details setting out the circumstances where extra time will be given to employers to send PAYE information in real time to HMRC.
A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 25 November 2012).
CollectPlus has announced a new partnership with Clarks, which will see the first footwear-focused brand to offer the Click&CollectPlus service to consumers.
The tobacco display ban comes into force in Wales in two weeks’ time and will affect supermarkets and other large shops.
Camelot today announced record half-year returns to National Lottery Good Causes and prize payouts to players.
Government to go further and faster to reduce burdens on business and help Britain compete in the global race.
New NFRN poll shows impact on members' businesses.
The Guardian has today dismissed rumours that the newspaper is about to stop printing newspapers.
A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 18 November 2012).
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
A weekly roundup of the latest industry headlines (w/e 11 November 2012).
CollectPlus, the innovative parcel delivery and returns company, today announces its 5,000th parcel store.
The NFRN and Telegraph have teamed up to offer members a 10% discount on HND ‘paid for’ items plus sales support and development.
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.
The NFRN has cautiously welcomed the potential creation of 'Local World', a stronger new joint company in Regional Publishing.
A weekly round-up of the latest industry headlines (w/e 4 November 2012)..
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.
Thousands of independent retailers supported our new Independent Retail Show at the NEC in Birmingham and found a world of opportunities.
Londonderry Branch Secretary Seamus McFadden from County Tyrone was named CTN of the year at the prestigious Neighbourhood Retailer Awards.
Retailers and industry experts were honoured at the 9th annual NFRN Awards which took place in London on the 23 October.
Independent survey shows that convenience stores are making great service pay.
Newsagents Fury at Vodafone Cover Wraps
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.
Including news about the new GOV.UK website which replaces the Business Link and Directgov sites and the latest Employer Bulletin is available.
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.
There is just under a week to go before the competition for the most innovative and creative Match Attax display closes. Enter now!
Members are alerted to a PayPal scam involving a fake email asking you to verify your account.
The NFRN has announced details of the latest deals and initiatives that will put pounds back into members’ tills.
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 will cease publication after the November 2012 issue.
Ten lucky members have won Booker vouchers worth £50 simply for registering on the NFRN website.
A weekly round-up of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent (w/e 14 October 2012).
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.
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.
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.
Online poker players at PokerStars can now go to their neighbourhood PayPoint store to buy their top-up vouchers.
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.
News Wholesaler Newspread has threatened the NFRN with legal action for defamation.
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.
The Daily Star Sunday will increase in price this Sunday (7 October 2012) from £0.80 to £0.90.
The NFRN has today written to newspaper and magazine publishers and news wholesalers identifying areas of real concern to members.
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.
The Daily Star has suspended the free entry into the Health Lottery that has been appearing in Saturday's Daily Star until further notice.
A reminder of the new National Minimum Wage rates that will come into effect from 1 October 2012.
Including news of a range of products and Youtube videos from HMRC to help you understand tax matters plus a free computer software package to help you run your payroll.
Independent newsagents have reacted angrily after Johnston Press cut profit margins by up to 8.48% on some 37 regional titles throughout the UK.
The NFRN has reacted strongly to the news of yet another cut in margins on Vodafone e-top ups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 has announced its Quarter Two Trading Update and issues a Notification of Interim Results Announcement.
Please note that John's funeral will now take place at the Holy Trinity Church, Loddon, on the 27th September at 2:30pm,
The Health Lottery are introducing a mid-week draw as of 17th October and will take place on a Wednesday evening.
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 has also condemned the actions of Richard Desmond, of Northern and Shell, who has threatened to close the Irish Daily Star.
HSBC has announced that from Spring 2013 their customers will be able to access their bank account at Post Office counters.
In response to considerable consumer demand, Kraft Foods is launching Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly Mint.
Students will be treated the same way as all other employees for PAYE tax and National Insurance contributions purposes from 6 April 2013.
From 1st October, two new Montecristo Mini cigars will be available in selected areas of Southern England.
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
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.
The NFRN unveil a groundbreaking deal with electronic cigarettes supplier Nicolites to help members get involved in this fast growing market.
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.
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 has announced that over 500 retailers are now benefiting from their free Epos system.
A weekly roundup of the latest industry news from Retail Newsagent magazine (w/e 2 September 2012).
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.
Publishers ignore important role of retailers in supply chain
Self eat version of CDM Bubbly launched.
Renewed calls for review of wholesaler funding after EM carriage charge increase
Camelot has lost a High Court action against the lottery regulator over its 'rival' Health Lottery's licence..
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.
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.
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 Paul Baxter has been appointed to the PASS Board, the national proof of age standards scheme.
Kraft Foods is adding an exciting new savoury twist to its sharing bag offering, combining pretzels with Cadbury milk chocolate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News wholesaler Newspread is abusing its position of monopoly over the retail customers it serves by increasing carriage charges by as much as 33%.
The unacceptable loophole allows supermarkets to buy up and convert pubs into smaller convenience stores without planning permission.
Including an update on Real Time Information (RTI) and the Business Tax Dashboard which let’s you see your overall tax position.
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.
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.
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.
Independent newsagents are calling for Newspread to think again after the news wholesaler increased its delivery service charge by a whopping 33%.
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.
Independent newsagents’ concerns that suspending Sunday Trading laws over the Olympics will hit small shops has been confirmed in a new report.
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 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.
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.
Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council Trading Standards are warning of an advertising scam aimed at small businesses.
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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Including news of a community in shock after fatal stabbing of a retailer and opposition to plain packs reaches peak in final days.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is introducing Real Time Information (RTI) which is a new way of reporting PAYE from April 2013.
Including 31 July reminder for Self Assessment payments on account, your potential eligibility for a tax refund and PAYE information on employment of persons from abroad.
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.
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 has issued some practical steps they have taken to improve the speed and ease of Health Lottery transactions through Payzone terminals.
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.
Spoof video says protect Britain from unelected mandarins
Call for urgent review as Smiths News announces carriage charge hike
Increases on the weekend Daily Star and Sunday Express are a small step in the right direction, says NFRN.
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.
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.
A review of Annual Conference 2012 including the elections, rule changes and motions passed. Video content from the two days is also available.
Watch all the highlights from the final day of NFRN Annual Conference 2012 including Alan Smith's inaugural speech.
Past National President Mahendra Jadeja praises the impact of NFRN Annual Conference 2012.
New NFRN National President Alan Smith addresses members on Day 2 of annual conference.
Camelot has announced the launch of the second phase of ‘The National Lottery – Life Changing’ campaign.
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.
Download the latest PayPoint Security Poster and ask your staff to read and follow their simple rules when operating your PayPoint business.
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).
HMRC have recently launched an online tax registration service, and all VAT returns must be sent in online and paid electronically. Payment deadline calculator included.
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.
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.
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 is helping retailers to maximise their confectionery sales through Salesmaker Kits, worth £150, which are available to selected retailers.
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 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.
Including news on 'The £6bn Opportunity Conference' and a waste plan from Booker that could save you thousands.
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.
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.
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.
Find out what are the best selling magazines in your area, so you can maximise your profits.
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.
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).
Including news on how the Business Payment Support Service can assist with payment worries and advice on how to improve your payroll data.
Including fears that plain cigarette packs will lead to black market growth.
The software industry, after consultation with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), is producing simple tax and record keeping mobile apps for small businesses.
Including news that the tobacco display ban has boosted cigarette sales in independent stores by more than £190 within days of going into action.
Including news that Independents are already reaping the benefits as supermarkets were forced to cover their tobacco gantries.
Including news that retailers fear fix on drink licences, fuel shortage plans and trade bodies unite against Sunday trading law change.
Members are being advised to always be alert when loading their cars and vans at cash and carries.
Member avoids PayPoint scam after reading the NFRN security alert.
Including details on how the Government and HMRC are making the tax system easier for small businesses to understand and simpler to deal with. It.
The NFRN has reacted strongly to news that the Government is considering relaxing Sunday trading laws during the Olympics.
The top five stories from this week's edition of Retail Newsagent.
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
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.
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.
Including news the HMRC are to begin online advice seminars and an online video to help employers reduce problems caused by inaccurate employee data.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched a new online video to help employers reduce the problems caused by inaccurate employee data.
The NFRN has negotiated an increase in the payment the Guardian gives to HND newsagents when third party advertising inserts weigh more than 70g.
Including help on recruiting new staff and details on the 'Business in you' campaign.
PayPoint issue a sharp reminder to members with an electronic payment terminal to always take the money and count it before processing a transaction.