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National President co-signs Welsh budget plea

National President co-signs Welsh budget plea

Fed National President, Jason Birks, has joined fifteen leading business representatives in signing a letter to the Welsh Finance Minister calling for a minimum of freezing business rates ahead of next week’s budget.

Fed member celebrates two major milestones

Fed member celebrates two major milestones

Congratulations Danny Wilson, director of The Wilson Group convenience store chain and Fed member, who today opened the 18th store in his retail empire, which is also the 300th One Stop store in Brandon, Durham!

National Lottery retailers prepare for bumper sales

National Lottery retailers prepare for bumper sales

National Lottery retailers will this week be stepping into a festive period full of sales opportunities, with the first of three special National Lottery draws over the Christmas and New Year period taking place today (Friday 2 December).

Reach price increases include pro rata terms for newsagents

Reach price increases include pro rata terms for newsagents

The Fed has welcomed the decision by publisher Reach PLC to include pro-rata terms for newsagents as part of price increases for two of its national newspaper titles. From Monday, June 27, the cover price of Monday to Friday editions of the Daily Express in the UK...
New blow to hard-pressed retailers as Reach and News UK cut margins

New blow to hard-pressed retailers as Reach and News UK cut margins

The Federation of Independent Retailers (the Fed) has expressed deep dismay at the decisions by Reach and News UK to accompany price rises on a large swathe of their national and regional titles with a cut in the percentage margin that news stockists receive.