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Retailers still missing vital track and trace info
Retailers are still in the dark about the upcoming tobacco track and trace regulation, despite it coming into force in less than three months.
Retailers must take action on parking space abuse
Retailers must put pressure on their local authorities to enforce action on those abusing their parking spaces, according to Christie & Co’s head of retail, Steve Rodell.
Retailers profit from new prescription rule
Retailers are generating extra sales due to the restrictions on GPs prescribing low-value over-the-counter medicines.
Last year, NHS England announced it would curb routine prescriptions for minor, short-term conditions, and an industry expert told RN that GPs are now directing patients to buy products from retailers such as pharmacies.
Convenience stores are also benefiting, according to the deputy store manager of Warner’s Budgens in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, Alayna Pokorski, who said she now sources a bigger range of medical products.
“Booker doesn’t provide the best range when it comes to medical products,” she said. “In order to get a bigger range, we source them from a direct supplier. It’s important to have options, and I think we have what most supermarkets can offer in our store.”