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The latest jam-packed edition of The Fed includes all the latest industry news and advice for independent retailers.


In England and Scotland it is now mandatory for customers in shops to wear face masks. The Fed shares best practice regarding this new ruling and caught up with some Scottish members to see how things are going and shared guidance on how to deal with this change. Pages 13, 15-16.

Get switched on and save money on your business essentials with NFRN’s parter Bionic. Your NFRN membership brings with it stacks of opportunities to build and boost your profits and sales. Now, we are adding another benefit to the list – exclusive money-saving deals on your business essentials that could cut your bills by more than £1,000! Pages 20-21

It took over a year for the government to respond to the call for evidence on violence and abuse towards shop staff but its commitment to act on NFRN concerns about low level shop theft is welcome. Pages 24-25

In today’s challenging retail environment, finding new and innovative ways to satisfy your community’s needs is vital to boost footfall and build loyalty. The Fed looks at some of the options. Pages 26-31

With our prestigious 2021 NFRN Awards now open for entry, we want to hear your business success story. Read on to find out how you can take part. Pages 32-33

Plus plenty more!


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