Why Join the NFRN
The Federation of Independent Retailers
The NFRN was founded in 1919 and is one of Europe’s largest retail trade associations with over 15,000 independent retailers in membership throughout the UK and Ireland.
We exist to help the independent retailer compete more effectively in today’s highly competitive market by providing practical help and assistance, commercial support, deals and buying opportunities, training, expertise and services.
The NFRN also actively represents its members’ interests at governmental and parliamentary level and within the news and magazine industry. We are the official government referral body for the sector and are a powerful voice for the independent.
Membership of the NFRN consists of a variety of independent retailers, including: newsagents, convenience stores, confectioners, florists, petrol forecourts, news deliverers, off-licences, post offices, coffee shops, and card & stationery shops.
NFRN Member Benefits
As a member, you have access to a range of benefits, resources and support.
Drop shipment service NFRN Direct provides an easy to use, competitive buying solution for independent retailers.
Providing members with business, liability, home and residential landlord cover options, tailored to the needs of retailers.
NFRN Assist can offer confidential support, direction and solutions to financial worries.
Free member magazine keeping you up to date on all industry and business developments.
NFRN members’ own credit union with account and borrowing facilities.
Working to make sure all your concerns and opinions are represented and heard by MPs, MSPs and industry decision makers.
A free member legal helpline for telephone based legal advice available 24 hours a day.
NFRN Fuelwise is another money saving addition to the NFRN’s portfolio of benefits and services.
Access a comprehensive package of legal support for your business to ensure you stay on top of complex legislation changes.
Through our library of factsheets and training guides, NFRN Retail Standards can help members get the skills to reach higher retailer excellence.
Dedicated member call centre to assist you with all queries and new business opportunities.
NFRN Connect, together with our field force team of retail development managers, really can make a difference when it comes to pursuing news wholesaler issues and advising on store and business development opportunities.
Other benefits include NFRN Newspro (our magazine category management solution), personal accident benefit for news deliverers, Assured Advice, grants and loans*, plus convalescence*, serious illness or hospital*, hardship*, and bereavement benefits*.
* See the NFRN Rules for more information.
The Full Membership Fee at any premises is £5.95 plus VAT per week (€7.80 per week), with effect from 1 July 2017. See the NFRN Rules for more information.
If you are interested in joining the NFRN and would like to be contacted by the organisation, please complete the form below.