Independent retailers have an open invitation to visit the Convenience Store stand (H100) at the National Convenience Show, running at Birmingham’s NEC on March 25-27.

As well as the chance to meet the team behind the industry’s favourite fortnightly magazine, the stand offers a unique business surgery for visitors, with the opportunity to save money on bespoke deals for insurance and energy, and have a free consultation with a licensing expert or an award-winning independent retailer. Visitors to the stand can also stake their claim for a share of a new fund to help bring communities together this summer through street parties and other events.

The show also features stands from around 200 key suppliers to the UK convenience industry, along with a programme of special presentations and panel debates designed to help retailers do business better.

Also co-located at the NEC at the same time are the Food & Drink Expo and Farm Shop & Deli shows, plus the ACS Summit.

Convenience Store editor David Rees said: “The National Convenience Show, and associated events such as the ACS Summit and the Partnership Dinner, is a great opportunity for retailers to keep up to date with new developments in the market and learn from leading suppliers, and from each other. Everyone at Convenience Store is looking forward to meeting as many store owners and managers as possible during the three days of the event.”

To register for the show and to view a full list of exhibitors, visit