In this issue...

Cover Story: Survival of the fittest

Brexit uncertainty, rising costs and falling footfall have put Revital’s expansion plans on hold.

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Retail Insights: Keeping employees engaged

By their very nature, independent health stores usually have happy, fulfilled staff. Here’s how to make sure it stays that way.

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Retail Services: Seven stores brimming with knowledge

Few in Ireland were surprised when Evergreen Healthfoods collected the Training and Education Award in the Health Stores Ireland/Better Retailing Magazine retailer awards in September.

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Sales & Marketing: Cornering the meat-free market

New research released during November’s World Vegan Month reveals a surge in vegan claims in the UK meat-free foods market.

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Sales & Marketing: Have yourself a merry organic Christmas

The Soil Association wants to help independent retailers make the most of Christmas with sales of organic products.

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Sales & Marketing: Winter support for the immune system

Between mid-December last year and the first week of February this year, Government figures showed “significant excess mortality from all causes” among the over-65s in England

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Sales & Marketing: Talking is step one to better men's health

Research by Censuswide for the Movember Foundation revealed nearly half (47%) of men feel they are unable to confide in friends about their problems, compared to 63% of women who do.

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Online & Social Media: Making the most of email

Post-purchase emails are a crucial part of your online business. Julie Henry explains how to improve your game.

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Increase Gross Margin: Maximising gross profit at Christmas

Catherine Erdly outlines some of the ways to get the most out of the additional footfall that will be coming past your shop this Christmas.

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Editorial: Keep the faith!

Two expanding independent retail chains that have both received major investment express different views in this issue about how to face up to falling high street footfall.

Planet Organic says it will open “two or three” new stores over the next five years following investment from Inverleith.

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Read articles from the Autumn 2018 issue here