Why join the NFRN

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.

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!

NFRN Direct

NFRN Direct

Exclusive membership buying group, with central invoicing system offering up to 7 week’s credit.

NFRN Assist

NFRN Assist

NFRN Assist can offer confidential support, direction and solutions to financial worries.

NFRN Legal

NFRN Legal

A free member legal helpline for telephone based legal advice available 24 hours a day.

NFRN Legal Plus

NFRN Legal Plus

Access a comprehensive package of legal support for your business to ensure you stay on top of complex legislation changes.

NFRN Fuelwise

NFRN Fuelwise

NFRN Fuelwise is another money saving addition to the NFRN’s portfolio of benefits and services.

NFRN Commercial

NFRN Commercial

Specialises in providing commercial deals for products and services tailor-made for independent retailers.

NFRN Credit Union

NFRN Credit Union

NFRN members’ own credit union with account and borrowing facilities.

NFRN Connect

NFRN Connect

Dedicated member call centre to assist you with all queries and new business opportunities.

The Fed

The Fed

Free member magazine keeping you up to date on all industry and business developments.

The Retail Mutual

The Retail Mutual

Providing members with business, liability, home and residential landlord cover options, tailored to the needs of retailers.

NFRN Public Affairs

NFRN Public Affairs

Working to make sure all your concerns and opinions are represented and heard by MPs, MSPs and industry decision makers.

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.

The Full Membership Fee at any premises is £5.95 plus VAT per week (€7.80 per week), with effect from 1 July 2017.

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If you are interested in joining the NFRN and would like to be contacted by the organisation, please complete the form below.

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