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The Fed provides a powerful voice for independent news retailers and convenience stores in the media.  See below for our latest press releases. We welcome media enquiries on all issues affecting our members in the UK and Ireland.

For all press enquiries please contact Anne Bingham, Head of Communications, on 07879 646842 or email

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Sunday Mirror and Sunday People price Increase 2021-05-16 UK exc Ch Isles[83]

Sunday Mirror and Sunday People price Increase 2021-05-16 Ch Isles[60]

The Fed in the News:

It’s an open and shut case!

With the festive season just around the corner, it’s important to let your customers know when you are open and, just as importantly, when you are closed. With this in mind, the Fed has produced a series of posters that you can display to advise everyone about what...

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Mixed bag for smaller retailers in Autumn Statement

Some wins, and some losses, was how the Federation of Independent Retailers (the Fed) viewed the Chancellor’s announcements in his Autumn Statement. While extending the 75 per cent business rate relief and employers’ National Insurance relief for another year and a...

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The Fed has updated its news profit margin table

The Fed has developed a new profit margin table. You may be aware of the recent announcement regarding price increases from The Sun Monday to Sunday, these were supported by pro rata terms. In response, the Fed's news department has updated its table to make members...

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Cash is King

Recent research has proved that, for independent retailers; cash is far from obsolete. In 2023, The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) which works with over 6,000 independent businesses across the UK, ran a survey which found that cash is still of high...

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