Jisp services

NFRN to trial Jisp digital commerce app in member stores


The Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) has signed an agreement with mobile app Jisp which will see a number of independent retailers trialling a suite of ecommerce solutions over the coming weeks.

Vape Bar

Vape stores among those to re-open for business on 15 June when lockdown eases


Vape shops will be allowed to re-open for business on 15 June following three months of closure under the UK lockdown legislation.

Broadway Convenience

Retailers report “chaos” and “confusion” following menthol ban


Retailers are reporting widespread consumer confusion and frustration following the ban on menthol and capsule cigarettes on 20 May.

Costcutter Kirton

Costcutter back in the black after “outstanding year”


Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has returned to profit on the back of a strong year of sales, according to results filed at Companies House this week.

MK Vaish SPAR Offerton (e)

Coronavirus: Manchester Spar retailer thanks customers for “lifeline” food donations


Independent Spar retailer MK Vaish is praising the generosity of his local customers following soaring food donations to a local homeless charity during lockdown.

Iceland delivery

Online grocery ordering reaches new record high


Online ordering accounted for 13% of all grocery spend in the UK in the four weeks ending 16 May, a record high, according new figures released by Nielsen.

Hancocks cash and carry

Hancocks to shut four depots permanently


The Hancocks depots in Coventry, Stoke, Croydon and Reading will not reopen after the coronavirus crisis has passed, the company has confirmed.

Sky News interview stills

Independent retailers praised by Bestway md on Sky News


Bestway Wholesale managing director Dawood Pervez took the opportunity to praise independent retailers when invited onto Sky News’ Ian King Show last week.

Market stall fruit and veg

Outdoor markets and high street retail in England to reopen next month


Outdoor markets in England can re-open from 1 June as part of the latest wave of relaxation of lockdown restrictions.


Coronavirus: Local Mayor rewards store’s heroic efforts


The heroic team behind Eldred Drive Stores (Premier) in Orpington, Kent, are still “reeling” after a special visit from the local Mayor and councillors to thank them for their incredible community efforts during the coronavirus outbreak.

Post Office

Crowdfunding scheme set up to support PO Horizon victims


A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help postmasters wrongfully convicted as a result of the Post Office Horizon accounting scandal take their cases to the Court of Appeal.



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