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Why Join?

One of Europe’s largest retail trade associations with over 10,000 independent retailers stores in membership throughout the UK and Ireland, the Federation exists to help members 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.


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Save Money


Right now, there is no better time to join. Being a member means you’re not on your own and you are part of a wider community of like-minded retailers.

Membership costs just £5.95 per week plus VAT and it will save you money, help you make money and make it easier for you to do business. This could bring you an annual saving of up to £3,897.



Make Money


One of the many benefits of the membership is access to a wealth of practical help and support, commercial deals and buying opportunities to ensure that independent retailers can compete in today’s challenging trading environment.

Joining is really simple and with no snags or complications, using our direct buying group to its fullest really can make a big difference to the operation and profitability of a member’s business.


Make It Easier


Connect, together with our field force team, 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.


Join the Federation of Independent Retailers

If you would like to join the Fed or find out more about us and our member benefits, please complete the form and a member of our team will contact you shortly.

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Get in touch

If you wish to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member or have any other queries, then get in touch today and one of our team will be right with you.

Complete the enquiry form if you would like to be contacted by a member of our team, or give us a call to discuss your membership:


0207 017 8880


The Fed is here to support independent retailers with a range of benefits not only during the good times but also when the going gets tough.

Right now, there is no better time to join. Being a member means you’re not on your own and you are  part of a wider community of like-minded retailers.