NFRN CEO responds to Imperial Tobacco’s fixture space allocation and the behaviour of their representatives.
Uniform business rates to be abolished and local councils given the power to cut rates.
Camelot has enraged NFRN members by transferring a previously free retail hotline to an expensive 0844 number.
There will be some changes to The Weekly News publishing schedule over the festive period.
Boost your Home News Delivery service with this fantastic special offer from NFRN Store2Door.
Players will have the chance to win an extra £25,000.
Newspaper and wholesaler information for this weekend (21 & 22 November 2015).
The NFRN is strongly advising all of its members not to sell ‘legal highs’.
Always make the sale with payment solutions from Barclaycard.
NFRN gives cautious welcome as government pauses proposals to relax Sunday trading laws.
This weekend, The Telegraph is offering readers two exclusive pull-outs containing 30 fantastic recipes from Tom's new book, Tom's Table.
Access a range of online discounts though our exclusive NFRN Wider Wallet service.
TPI advertising payments for quarter three to be made to Smiths News customers this weekend.
New survey reveals the high street remains Britain’s favourite shopping destination.
Government announce plans to streamline business rates appeals system.
Interest free loans from The Carbon Trust are available to businesses in Wales and Northern Ireland.
How to stay compliant with the law when selling Health Lottery tickets.
Newspaper delivery times will continue to work to British Summer Time (BST) on Sunday 25 October.
The franchise partnership between the NFRN and WHSmith Local has reached a new milestone with the opening of the 50th store.
The carrier bag levy in England must be extended to all shops, says NFRN.
MPs Angela Rayner and Rob Marris back local shop workers against plans to change Sunday trading laws.
The carrier bag levy in England has now come into force. Here's what you need to know.
Reigate MP Crispin Blunt listens to concerns of independent retailers during shop visit.
Shoplifters will face tougher sentences under new guidelines.
Nick Ferrari confirmed as host for this year’s NFRN Awards which takes place in London on 13 October.
NFRN officials met with Prime Minister David Cameron this week at the Conservative Party Conference.
The NFRN met with Rural Affairs Minister Rory Stewart at the Conservative Party Conference.
NFRN members in England urged to introduce a carrier bag charge.
NFRN calls for more clarification over plans to devolve business rates.
From 30 October 2015 the 50p Game will be switched off and replaced with the existing £1 Game.
Price changes will come into effect from Monday 5 October 2015.
The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times all included in fantastic offer.
National Newsagent Network (N3) delists the Daily Star following price and margin reductions.
The October edition of The Fed is now online.
Members must display the new licence in a position clearly visible to the public.
New proxy purchasing rules that came into effect in England today (October 1) have been welcomed by the NFRN.
The new minimum wage rate has come into force despite concerns from retailers.
All the latest news, hints and advice from the taxman.
NFRN survey reveals members are deeply concerned about the introduction of a Living Wage.
Game changes will present fantastic sales and footfall opportunities.
New Consumer Rights Act comes into force on 1st October 2015.
From Monday 28 September the price of The Independent will increase by 20p.
Wholesaler to increase its delivery charge by an average of 1.5 per cent.
Join us for our fringe event on retail crime at the Labour and Conservative party conferences.
A number of extensions to cut offs have been agreed with newspaper publishers and wholesalers.
Sunday Trading plans won’t provide consumers, businesses and shop workers greater choice, opportunities or convenience.
From 30 October 2015, the 50p game will be switched off and replaced with the existing £1 game.
Deal will help NFRN members to reduce the cost of taking card payments.
If you have lots of questions about auto enrolment this handy factsheet will help.
Have your say on government plans to change Sunday Trading hours.
The new look issue will hit shelves on Tuesday 15 September.
With just over 3 months to go until Small Business Saturday - have you started making plans yet?
Shoplifters could be free to cause more misery to retailers if cuts worsen.
The Financial Times will be increasing its cover price from Saturday 5 September 2015.
Measures to ensure people receive fair pay announced.
NFRN renews calls for all retailers to be included in forthcoming carrier bag levy.
Lobbying pays off with one single administrative system for licences.
New laws for retailers selling fireworks now in place.
Woman & Woman’s Own & Woman’s Weekly will be in a triple pack for issue dated 8 September (on sale 2 September).
Members urged to act early if they wish to make any alterations to their bank holiday delivery.
Also available is a fantastic '8 weeks at half price' subscription offer.
New research dismisses plans for better education to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking.
Shopworkers, churches and local shops unite to keep Sunday special.
Download the latest reports from Marketforce and Comag for the January - June 2015 ABC period.
Government launches Sunday Trading consultation.
Retailers urged to write to MPs on Sunday Trading changes.
Welsh Conservatives call for free council parking schemes as part of high street revival plan.
Government cap on card fees is opportunity for savvy independent retailers.
Concerns grow over the future of the national minimum wage.
Production company looking for newsagents to appear in new TV programme.
The Health Lottery is introducing two exciting new changes from August 6 2015.
Concerns over the tobacco retailers’ register raised at meeting with Welsh Government.
Minister for Local Government offers hope over parking charge reform.
Scam emails double during tax credits renewal period.
Anna Soubry MP listens to concerns of independent retailers.
Last week saw the launch of Small Business Saturday 2015, which takes place on December 5th.
HMRC is introducing a new scheme to help combat alcohol duty fraud.
Welsh government announces plans to introduce a minimum price of 50 pence per unit of alcohol.
NFRN calls for more education on tackling obesity.
NFRN and MP Guto Bebb join forces to raise awareness of retail crime.
New national living wage will hit struggling shopkeepers.
Government announces u-turn on Sunday trading.
Concern grows over plans to relax Sunday trading laws.
NFRN calls on George Osborne to consider small businesses ahead of Wednesday's budget.
File your tax returns early and budget now for the payment deadlines.
New body blow to subpostmasters as premium bonds withdrawn from sale.
New contact centre set up to deal with complaints from retailers.
Put your business at the forefront of the 2015 Small Business Saturday campaign and gain valuable exposure.
Retailers warned against stocking packs of Big Buddha Incense.
Small shopkeepers are calling on MPs to back their calls for a fairer deal for PayPoint retailers.
A scam email is currently being sent to victims fraudulently claiming to be from Royal Mail.
£45 million allocated to help improve phone and post service.
Independent retailers to receive training support on age restricted products.
Become a media star and take part in Small Saturday events.
Deadline approaching so get your nominations in!
Raft of exciting changes from October to further help good causes.
Nine point plan for overhauling business rates sent to Treasury department.
Members at Annual Conference next week will hear how they can grow their news category sales.
The National Newsagent Network (N3) has been created to enable newsagents to further develop their news sales.
NFRN Fuelwise is another money saving addition to the NFRN's portfolio of benefits and services.
Executives to address delegates on Monday.
Despite financial performance, PayPoint refuses to look again at commission caps.
A guide to bankruptcy, contracts, tax credits and auto enrolment.
Government pledges action to tackle psychoactive substances.
New regulations will help reduce costs for both retailers and consumers.
Reliable regulatory advice to be made available to more small businesses.
Members should be wary of callers claiming to be from Microsoft, Windows or Dell and asking for personal details and giving instructions.
Please take two minutes to complete our PayPoint opinion poll.
NFRN officials met with retail expert Mary Portas at this week's BIRA High Street Conference.
News UK appointed news category partner to NFRN.
PayPoint's decision to significantly cut commission caps must be overturned, says NFRN CEO Paul Baxter.
Federation to launch a formal complaint about PayPoint to the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR).
Federation steps up its #PayPointPayFair campaign as letter is sent to government regulator.
The price of the Daily Mirror’s Monday to Friday editions will increase by 5p to 60p on MONDAY 11 May 2015.
Partnership to help members increase profitability from the magazine category
NFRN member proves having a PayPoint terminal neither builds sales or footfall.
Independent retailers in Wales have expressed alarm at plans to charge them for registering to sell tobacco.
Due to the General Election on Thursday, a delivery cut off extension of 45 minutes has been agreed.
Members are warned to be wary about a letter which is claiming to be from the European Postcode Lottery.
Campaign encouraging people to use their local high street is set to return for a second year.
PayPoint's decision to cut commission rates has been slammed by disgruntled newsagents.
NOW: PENSIONS recommended to NFRN members to guide them through pension changes.
New survey contradicts experiences of NFRN members.
Best-ever performance driven by resurgent Lotto and thriving Instants category.
Shoplink brings you the very best deals, margins and ultimately profits.
Disgust and fury over PayPoint's decision to cut commission rates.
NFRN urges MPs to keep current trading laws in place.
90 per cent drop in use in Scotland leads NFRN to renew calls for all retailers to be included in England.
The Guardian will be increasing its cover price from Saturday, 18 April 2015.
Camelot announces significant investment in refreshed National Lottery kit.
Follow our step-by-step guide on how to join the social networking site.
NFRN members in Wales have hailed the extension of the retail relief scheme to 2015-16 as essential for small retailers.
Has the carrier bag levy in Wales been a success? Let us know by completing our short survey.
Download our special poster to remind your customers you are open on Easter Sunday.
NFRN backs calls from Members of the Scottish Parliament to bring in age restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes.
Falling petrol and diesel prices not leading to lower carriage charges for retailers.
Retailers from across Europe take to the streets of Paris to protest against tobacco plain packaging.
The Pensions Regulator has introduced a new online step-by-step guide for small employers.
The NFRN and The Health Lottery are giving two lucky members the chance to win the latest i-pad.
All retailers to be allowed to offer 'click and collect' service.
NFRN Vice President Ralph Patel has appeared on a Norwegian news show to talk about the impact of plain packs.
Inclusion pleas to minister continue to fall on deaf ears.
Much needed strategy to tackle illicit tobacco following plain packaging how to guide.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued fresh advice on high-strength alcohol schemes.
NFRN calls on government to fully explain new e-cigarette regulations to retailers.
Say NO to any company cold calling and offering big reductions in your business rates.
Opportunity to backdate business rate assessments to disappear by the end of the month.
The NFRN has today cautiously welcomed the Chancellor’s final budget of this Parliament.
The national minimum wage is to increase by 20p an hour to £6.70.
Tobacco plain packaging a step closer after Lords vote.
George Osborne urged to consider small businesses when deciding whether to raise the national minimum wage.
Hunt is on to find Britain's best city and towns.
Price rise accompanied by terms cut on weekend titles.
Dismay as MPs vote 367 to 113 in favour of standardised packaging.
Bumper form guide for next week's Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Motorists in England to be given 10 minute grace period before getting parking ticket.
A 10p cover price increase on all UK Saturday editions of the Daily Mirror has been welcomed by the NFRN.
NFRN calls for police and government to redouble efforts to tackle retail crime.
NFRN CEO Paul Baxter calls on MSPs to address the issue of retail crime.
Experts are jumpstarting revival work on some of the most challenging high streets.
Adults to be banned from purchasing tobacco products on behalf of someone under 18.
Scottish members were welcomed to Holyrood on 18 February to a reception to celebrate independent retailers.
The NFRN has reiterated the need for vital financial support for independent retailers to enable them to grow.
Independent retailers marched on Westminster to protest against tobacco plain packaging.
Due to the incredible success of Frozen magazine, the title will be increasing frequency to 15 issues in 2015.
Paper to increase by 10p from Monday, 23 February 2015.
Imperial Tobacco releases its fourth short film, as part of its Suspect it? Report it! anti-illicit trade campaign.
MPs warned of the physical and psychological effects retail crime has on independent retailers.
Taxpayers who filed their 2013-14 tax return electronically can now access their online tax summary.
Booker has launched two new soft drinks into its ever popular Euro Shopper range.
News wholesalers accused of failing to pass on petrol savings to retailers.
Newsagents brand plain cigarette packaging unnecessary, illogical and nonsense.
The NFRN has today called on the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to act to help independent retailers.
The meeting was held to discuss the challenging news conditions facing our members in Northern Ireland.
Shocking figures in a new crime survey have brought to light the cost of retail crime to independent retailers.
Small independent retailers have welcomed a new inquiry by MPs into local bans on high strength beers and ciders.
Newsagents and sub postmasters in “positive” exploratory talks.
Minister urges towns and villages to enter high streets competition.
Updated to include advice on how to process the new '50p Quick Pick' game.
Calls by leading doctors to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol have been welcomed by the NFRN.
Ignore cold calls from companies offering big reductions in your business rates.
Members are reminded to be on their guard against a number of potential scams.
Imperial Tobacco is warning retailers to be aware of a JPS tobacco voucher scam.
We take a look back at some of the most memorable moments of 2014!
NFRN calls for wholesalers to urgently review charges for supplying newspapers and magazines.
On the eve of Christmas price rise and margin cut announced.
NFRN store is a key location for BBC Boxing Day special.
The search is on for the best small shop - could it be you?
Hope that wholesaler will get to grips with news supply issues.
Independent retailers have been excluded from the single use carrier bag levy.
Over 12,000 suspected illicit cigarettes and tobacco seized in Ballymena and Ballymoney.
During the festive period, take extra care when checking your banknotes.
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.
WARNING: Phonecards and SIM specialists Tefima Ltd has gone into liquidation.
JTI UK is warning retailers to be on their guard against a cigarette voucher scam.
Small independent retailers have expressed support for Parliamentary Prospective Candidate Daniel Walton’s plans to boost his local area.
NFRN welcomes 'long overdue' review into business rates.
Introduction of minimum unit pricing in Northern Ireland welcomed.
The Home Office has announced new arrangements for personal licences due for renewal in 2015.
NFRN members call for business rates reform ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
Get involved and promote small businesses on Saturday 6th December 2014 and beyond.
The Government has announced plans to help small businesses get online.
Some of the best photos from our 2015 Manifesto launch.
DOUBLE your margin on the December and January issues of Forever Sports.
NFRN slams News UK over carriage charge hike.
Special edition Scratchcard launched and two massive celebration draws planned.
Two free Cath Kidston booklets free inside The Telegraph this weekend.
New Competition and Markets Authority to review lending to small businesses.
Johnson Press has launched a petition calling on the government to conduct an immediate review of business rates.
Hints and tips on how to spot a counterfeit note.
Based on one of the most popular kids' video games, Skylanders Universe will be the must-have magazine for 7-11 year old boys.
Throw your weight behind the latest sticker collections from Panini and see your sales soar.
The first Mega Friday EuroMillions draw will take place this Friday (31 October).
From tomorrow (31 October) you will only be allowed to exchange Houblon £50 notes at the Bank of England.
The government has come under fire for failing to support a business rates levy on supermarkets and large shops.
Earn extra cash by promoting the Mail on Sunday.
The NFRN has welcomed the launch of Trading Standards Institute’s new free online resource, ‘Business Companion’.
NFRN members warned to be on their guard against fraudulent phishing emails.
The NFRN and its members in Scotland have welcomed the introduction of Scotland’s Carrier Bag Levy.
From today (20 October), every single use carrier bag will carry a mandatory charge of at least 5p.
Take advantage of a superb cashback offer with leading proof of age card provider CitizenCard.
Government acts to give smaller businesses access to the finance they need to grow and succeed.
Two free Paul Hollywood recipes booklets free inside The Telegraph this weekend.
New magazine for youngsters who are football mad. On sale 15 October 2014.
NFRN reacts with disappointment as the government fails to recognise the evidence supporting minimum unit pricing.
The National Lottery operator has revealed its half-year financial results.
BBC Good Food is celebrating its 25th year at top with a bumper birthday issue, on sale 1st October 2014.
The national minimum wage has risen by 19p an hour to £6.50 for adults.
Retailers forced to cut back on staff hours following the last rise in the national minimum wage.
NFRN members call for more action on retail crime during a fringe event at the Labour Party Conference.
UPDATE: Menzies reveals the sales dates it used to calculate their new CSC template.
Operation part of a Europe-wide initiative tackling international organised crime.
Court judges that MasterCard's payment card interchange fees are anti-competitive.
Around 300,000 retail premises are getting new £1,000 business rates discount.
Penalties for late real-time PAYE returns to be phased in from October 2014.
Craft magazines generate an extra 30% in revenue in September and October.
Disappointment expressed at continued attacks on e-cigarettes.
NFRN hails significant fall in use through new levy.
HMRC officers to target some of the UK's most notorious hotspots.
Yours celebrates its 40th Birthday on Tuesday (19th August 2014) and it will be a special issue looking back over the 40 years.
Plain packs give smugglers and counterfeiters the green light, warns Federation.
Boost your magazine profits during the 2014 summer by stocking these best-sellers
New research showing impact of MUP welcomed.
Ralph Patel, NFRN National Vice President, met with David Lammy MP today at the Policy Exchange roundtable on property crime.
The world's most successful football trading card game is back for another fantastic season. On sale 25 September 2014.
Crown Prosecution Service urged to act as teenage armed robber is spared jail.
Greedy publisher keeps majority of price increases to itself.
Members are being warned to be wary of unsolicited calls offering them advertising space in police publications.
As well as this new iconic image, issue No.11 of ROYAL LIFE will have an in-depth feature of the Queen’s reign, including all of the tours she has made whilst – both at home and overseas.
Smiths News to up its template by 1.16%
Members urged to pay extra attention to the health and safety of young people.
NFRN backs new offence for assaulting a worker selling alcohol.
The NFRN met with Chuka Umunna MP at the launch of Small Business Saturday on Tuesday.
Booker Group release 2014 quarter one trading results.
The cover price of the Sun on Sunday has risen to 80p, with retail margins maintained at 22%.
The introduction of a 9g pouch will enable adult smokers to make 22 hand rolled cigarettes* for less than £3.
HMRC has launched a new online service for all claimants to use.
Celebrating its 50th issue with a feast of party food ideas and birthday cakes. On sale 3 July 2014.
NFRN member tells how free newspaper offer is destroying his business.
Write to your MP calling for small shops to be included.
No change to carriage charge despite winning News UK titles.
NFRN backs call to increase enforcement action for tobacco smuggling.
ROBOT is the only 100% independent gaming magazine for children, providing readers with impartial video games advice, reviews and tips.
Premier, the UK’s number one symbol group, have recruited their 3000th Premier store.
Norman Baker MP, Minister of State for Crime Prevention, launches new PASS 18 plus card design.
Second issue commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI.
NFRN reignites call for stronger punishments to combat retail crime.
Web users have been warned to protect themselves from a powerful computer virus.
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.
The NFRN has teamed up with the Health Lottery to promote draws and speed up transaction times.
Queen’s Speech reveals newsagents are set to be excluded from plastic bag levy.
Premier is celebrating its 20th Birthday with activities planned throughout 2014 themed around ‘20.’
Wednesday's Queen’s Speech is a great opportunity for the government to provide support for independents.
NFRN warns World Health Organisation to resist urge to control electronic cigarettes.
Retailers in Scotland will be required to charge customers at least 5p for a single use bag.
The NFRN is urging Labour to consider the impact of their plans to reform the National Minimum Wage.
Camelot has announced National Lottery ticket sales of £6,730.9 million for the 2013/14 financial year.
Find out a little more about Mark Dudden and Ray Monelle, the two candidates standing for election.
CollectPlus reveals significant 2014 expansion plans as it aims to challenge the Post Office.
The global online payment provider dispels myths that cash is losing its spending power.
We regret to announce the death of former national president Alan Scott.
The old style £50 note, featuring Sir John Houblon, was withdrawn from circulation on 30 April 2014.
Anger as the Yorkshire Post reduces retail terms.
The lottery operator has also unveiled restructuring plans which will see it split into two separate entities.
The use of electronic cigarettes has tripled over the past two years.
Waitrose doubles the amount that customers must spend in-store to receive a free newspaper.
Independent newsagents have welcomed the appointment of Forsyth Black as the new Managing Director of Menzies Distribution.
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.
New magazine aiming to inspire, instruct and instill a love of sewing. On sale 24 April 2014.
Big changes on the way as Post Office seeks to revamp its branches.
The Guardian is increasing the payments it makes to HND retailers for inserting third party advertising material.
Below cost alcohol ban delayed until at least mid May.
The old style £50 note, featuring Sir John Houblon, will be withdrawn from circulation on 30 April 2014.
Immediate Media Co is launching Peter Rabbit magazine - a new pre-school title channelling the spirit of Beatrix Potter’s stories.
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.
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.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. On sale 2 April 2014.
All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group Chair Priti Patel MP has called for a review into the newspaper supply chain during a debate in Parliament.
Labour MP David Lammy says it's time to tackle property crime head on.
To celebrate the lead up to the World Cup in Brazil, Panini has launched an awesome new trading card game.
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.
New magazine for girls based on the cute character from Moshi Monsters.
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.
Plans unveiled to modernise cheque payments.
New special series starts off by celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles breaking the USA.
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.
Second standalone special issue. On sale 6 March 2014.
PASS has announced the appointment of Marc Catchpole as its new National Director.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camelot confirms that around 10,000 retailers will benefit from its rollout of standalone Scratchcard terminals.
Federation takes members concerns over late delivery of newspapers to Press Distribution Forum (PDF).
Following its massive success in the UK, How your Body Works is coming to Ireland.
Menzies Distribution has announced that Managing Director David McIntosh is to leave the company.
Following its massive success in previous years, How your Body Works is back!
Evidence supporting the case for plain packaging is based upon “measures of process rather than measures of outcome”.
New and improved website but with the same mutual values.
Newtrade acquisition of Independent Retail Show to help local shopkeepers build a better future.
Newspread (NI) accused of daylight robbery after increasing its carriage charges by inflation busting rates.
New collection for creating fabulous confectionery. On Sale 8 January 2014.
Newsagents joy tempered as only one of the publishers is applying pro rata retailer percentage margins.
183 retail administrations in 2013 , down 6 per cent on 2012
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.
Guide will help retailers increase their wine sales.
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.
Chancellor George Osborne announced a cap on business rates in Thursday's Autumn Statement.
The only magazine in the UK dedicated to keeping tropical freshwater fish. On Sale 5 December 2013.
Publisher announces cover price rise, accompanied by a pro-rata increase in terms, on one of its weekly titles.
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.
NFRN backs calls for a crackdown on parents who buy alcohol for children.
NFRN takes concerns of independent retailers to parliament.
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.
A souvenir special celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who. On Sale 21 November 2013.
Aimed at providing sewing skills and inspiration for all abilities. On sale 14 November 2013.
The ultimate unofficial guide to Doctor Who. On Sale 19 November 2013.
The biggest and most exciting magazine launch in recent years.
NFRN warns of job cuts and stores shutting if TUC calls are heeded.
NFRN gives backing to Usdaw’s week long Respect for Shopworkers campaign.
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.
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.
Focuses on women who love, participate and compete in the world of sport. On Sale 24 October 2013.
The NFRN has renewed calls for members to beware of fraudulent PayPoint transactions.
NFRN challenges profiteering with legal action and cover pricing campaign.
We regret to announce the death of Federation stalwart Pat Taylor.
This year’s Independent Retail Show on October 6 and 7 proved to be a great success.
The European Parliament voted today NOT to restrict sales of e-cigarettes to pharmacies.
Get the latest news, hints and tips on boosting your profits.
Thousands of independent retailers visited EventCity in Manchester over the last two days.
A delegation of NFRN officials attended the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week.
New Australian research finds plain packaging of cigarettes increases retailer costs and fears of illicit trade.
Ralph Patel is leading the fight against charges on electronic card payment machines.
Eastern Daily Press increase cover price of its main, Fenland and King’s Lynn editions, accompanied by pro-rata terms for retailers.
NFRN tell Deputy PM Nick Clegg not to exclude them when the plastic bag tax comes into effect in England.
Over 1000 retailers now benefiting from the free Epos system.
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.
We regret to announce the death of former London president Moti Surujnarain.
NFRN welcomes cover price rises from two national newspaper publishers, accompanied by pro rata margin increases.
Reports of counterfeit cash circulating in Hants and Isle of Wight.
Government announces trebling of small business rate relief.
Boost your sales among your younger customers with an exclusive Glitter Princess megapack.
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.
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.
New magazine for British fans of American Football with UK content.
HMRC officers launch raids across the Peterborough and Spalding areas.
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.
The definitive account of one of the most infamous crimes in British history. On sale 25 July 2013.
Government abandons plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.
New rules on packaging and banning slim cigarettes could have unintended consequences, warns NFRN.
A celebration of Andy Murray's historic Wimbledon victory. On sale 13 July 2013.
With the school holidays fast approaching, it's time to take stock of your children’s publications.
Standalone special issue of the popular collection. On sale 18 July 2013.
Smelly tobacco gang banged up.
EU health ministers agree to remove ban on ‘slim’ cigarettes from the proposed EU Tobacco Products Directive.
Call for action as shop vacancies rise and some town centres decline.
Prosecutions for duty evasion on tobacco doubled in the past year.
Electronic cigarettes will be licensed as a medicine in the UK from 2016.
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.
Guidance re-issued to keep you and shop staff free from fraud.
The Sunday Mirror is to launch a new magazine called Notebook this weekend.
New promotional vehicle launched to drive awareness of the NFRN.
Wholesalers urged to look again at carriage charges.
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.
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.
New Superman magazine to launch ahead of new film - Man of Steel. On sale 30 May 2013
CollectPlus network grows to over 5,250 stores across the UK.
Great new logo highlights NFRN membership.
Panini have launched The Bin Weevils Good vs WeEvil Official Trading Card Game! On sale June 2013.
National Lottery players have now raised £30 billion for the Good Causes since the lottery was launched in 1994.
Counterfeit and untaxed tobacco products seized from six shops in Nottinghamshire.
This 84-page souvenir magazine pays homage to the legend that is Sir Alex Ferguson.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bauer Media has today announced its decision to suspend publication of more! magazine.
European Commission to inquire into the costs incurred by merchants in accepting payments by cards and cash.
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.
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 member has suffered losses of nearly £10,000 as a result of a RBS Streamline scam, so be on your guard.
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.
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.
Ruby Loves, a new crafts magazine for girls, will be unveiled on 27th March 2013.
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.
HMRC have seized over 30 million smuggled cigarettes at Southampton Container Port.
Tobacco Product Directive comes under the spotlight.
Calls from health experts for a 50p minimum price for a unit of alcohol has been welcomed.
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!
Members in the UK and Ireland are advised to check their shelves following a product recall announcement from Birdseye.
Download the latest reports from Marketforce, Comag and Seymour for the July - December 2012 ABC period.
Wholesalers are acting with speed to reassure their customers says the Federation of Wholesale Distributors.
Former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy has been condemned for claiming that the death of high streets and move to supermarket shopping was “progress”.
The NFRN is advising members to check that the affected packs are removed from their shelves.
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%.
Planning loophole allowing supermarkets to take over pubs in spotlight in parliamentary debate.
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.
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.
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.
The Guardian will be increasing cover prices of its Monday to Saturday newspapers from Saturday 12th January 2013 and will be accompanied by pro rata terms.
The Federation has welcomed the Coalition’s announcement that Small Business Rate Relief (England & Wales) will be extended from April 2013.
Labour wants to copy US initiative to encourage shoppers to use local, independent shops.
The NFRN appeals to councils to throw their wholehearted support behind the Sustainable Communities Act.
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
On Monday 31 December 2012, the cover price of the Daily Mirror (weekday editions) will rise to 50p but retail margins will be cut from 23.8% to 23.2%.
The NFRN welcomes the commitment of the European Commission to tackling the illicit trade in tobacco products.
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+.
Jagger to Join Trinity Mirror in new Sales and Marketing Role
A joint letter to all Local Authority Leaders urging them to put forward proposals for new government action to promote local sustainability.
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!
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.
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.
CollectPlus has announced a new partnership with Clarks, which will see the first footwear-focused brand to offer the Click&CollectPlus service to consumers.
Panini are launching the Official One Direction Sticker Album which has over 200 colourful stickers for fans to collect. On sale 29 November 2012.
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.
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
Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections will be held across England and Wales today. We ask a cross section of candidates what their key priorities are.
Wednesday 7th November 2012 saw the the NFRN launching its third manifesto at a House of Commons Reception. Download it now!
CollectPlus, the innovative parcel delivery and returns company, today announces its 5,000th parcel store.
The NFRN has cautiously welcomed the potential creation of 'Local World', a stronger new joint company in Regional Publishing.
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
Members are alerted to a PayPal scam involving a fake email asking you to verify your account.
Imperial Tobacco has announced that from mid November, all Golden Virginia Original (Green) and Smooth (Yellow) 50g packs will include cut-corner papers.
Ten lucky members have won Booker vouchers worth £50 simply for registering on the NFRN website.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
From 1st October, two new Montecristo Mini cigars will be available in selected areas of Southern England.
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.
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.
Outrage after Unacceptable Carriage Charge Increase
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.
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.
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.
Independent newsagents are calling for Newspread to think again after the news wholesaler increased its delivery service charge by a whopping 33%.
Independent newsagents’ concerns that suspending Sunday Trading laws over the Olympics will hit small shops has been confirmed in a new report.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Download the latest PayPoint Security Poster and ask your staff to read and follow their simple rules when operating your PayPoint business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The software industry, after consultation with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), is producing simple tax and record keeping mobile apps for small businesses.
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.
The NFRN has reacted strongly to news that the Government is considering relaxing Sunday trading laws during the Olympics.
The NFRN has negotiated an increase in the payment the Guardian gives to HND newsagents when third party advertising inserts weigh more than 70g.
PayPoint issue a sharp reminder to members with an electronic payment terminal to always take the money and count it before processing a transaction.