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: 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: Crunching the numbers

Traditional retailers are under intense pressure to deliver something special in their stores. Rather than lose sales to the web, they need to ensure memorable experiences and fantastic service levels are guaranteed on the store floor.

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Online & Social Media: The health food x-factor

In a dismal year for the high street, health food retailing should be in good shape. As long as you are making the most of all digital channels, says Andy Wood.

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Quickfire marketing – Winning media coverage

Steve Hasler fires ideas bullets in his regular 'Try This' column

Do you have something new and exciting to say about your business and your products? Creating an interesting press release will improve your chances of getting your story featured.

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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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