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, card & stationary shops, and greengrocers.
NFRN Member Benefits
As a member, you have access to a range of benefits, resources and support – download our pocket guide to check your benefits on the go!
Working to make sure all your concerns and opinions are represented and heard by MPs, MSPs and industry decision makers.
Providing members with business, liability, home and residential landlord cover options, tailored to the needs of retailers.
Specialises in providing commercial deals for products and services tailor-made for independent retailers.
NFRN members’ own credit union with account and borrowing facilities.
NFRN Fuelwise is another money saving addition to the NFRN’s portfolio of benefits and services.
Free member magazine keeping you up to date on all industry and business developments.
Access a comprehensive package of legal support for your business to ensure you stay on top of complex legislation changes.
NFRN Assist can offer confidential support, direction and solutions to financial worries.
Dedicated member call centre to assist you with all queries and new business opportunities.
A free member legal helpline for telephone based legal advice available 24 hours a day.
Drop shipment service NFRN Direct provides an easy to use, competitive buying solution for independent retailers.
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), access to our Retail Standards package, shop development opportunities, 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.