Save money, make money and start enjoying your business.
Being part of our membership gives you access to a range of benefits, resources and support that can deliver you an annual saving of £3,897.
We exist to help independent retailers like you compete more effectively in today’s ever tougher market.
Our practical help, commercial support and exclusive deals are designed to make a measurable difference to your business. They’re also complemented by our training, expertise and support services.
Perhaps that’s why more than 15,000 independent stores across the UK and Ireland have already joined up – making us one of Europe’s largest retail trading associations.
A powerful voice for good
We don’t just offer you great deals. We also represent your interests at governmental and parliamentary level. We are the official government referral body for the sector and a powerful voice for the independent retailer.
So you can rest assured, we’re not just here to help during the good times. We’re a crucial ally when the going gets tough, too.
Our members are spread across a range of different sectors. They include:
- Convenience stores
- Petrol forecourts
- News deliverers
- Post Offices
- Vape shops
- Coffee shops
- Card and stationery shops
There’s never been a better time to join.
Being part of the Fed means you’re not on your own.You’re part of a wider community of like-minded retailers.
Increase the profitability of your newspaper and magazine category with the help of NFRN Newspro.
Secure great discounts on your store’s utilities.
For tens of thousands of businesses and millions of consumers, PayPoint delivers innovative technology and services that make life a little easier.
Make finding the right payment solution easy with our Barclaycard partnership.
Access specialist Post Office support and assistance.
Members can earn £25 for referring another independent retailer to join the Fed.
See all the latest offers from our trusted partners.
Receive £5 cashback from each CitizenCard application you generate.
NFRN Credit Union
Get a decision on your loan request within 10 working days.
Drive sales and put more than £500 in your tills from our exclusive voucher promotions with leading suppliers.
Make it Easier
Achieve retailer excellence through our library of factsheets and training guides.
NFRN’s Hardship Fund
Alleviate some of the financial pressures you face from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Access confidential support, grants and benefits when you need them most.
Carl Bridgewater Fund
Apply for grants for young people and news deliverers working for you.
Fallen on hard times?Require emergency support? Apply for a grant today.
Call seven days a week for business support and assistance.
Enjoy free legal advice and access up to £100,000 legal expenses cover.
Give you and your family extra financial protection.
The Fed Independent Retail Hub
As part of a membership with The Fed you have free access to an online resource for legal and practical business guidance.
Campaigning for You
Learn more about our political engagement work in the corridors of power.
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 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 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.