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  • Peter Wagg, NFRN Mutual Chairman, takes a look at cash-handling best practice

    According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) cash is now being used for less than half of all retail transactions. However, in our stores, while card transactions are increasing cash is still very much the main method of payment, which makes our stores the prime target for crime. Recent NFRN Mutual members’ claims and press […]

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  • NFRN iPad Air competition terms and conditions

    1. The organiser of this free prize draw (“Draw”) is The NFRN Mutual Limited, 7 Maltings Place, 169 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 3JB (“the Mutual”). 2. This Draw is open to UK residents aged 18 or over except for anyone employed by the Mutual, their families, agents or anyone connected with the Draw. 3. […]

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  • It is glitz and glam for the NFRN Awards 2015

    Once again the NFRN put on a spectacular awards nights full of glamour at the Riverbank Park Plaza in London. The awards, which took place on Tuesday 13th October, were packed with shop owners, award finalists and industry professionals. The evening was compared by Nick Ferrari, LBC radio presenter, who guided the crowd through the […]

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  • Do you have a secondary business as well as your shop?

    It appears that a lot of you do have and it’s in property. Becoming a landlord is a popular second income during this rental market boom. Whether you’re watching Sarah Beeny or Martin and Lucy, everyone’s talking about buy to let and the potential it can offer. In 1996, there were only two million privately […]

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  • Thefts from Cash and Carry Car Parks – Don’t be a victim

    Like you the NFRN Mutual is hearing of more and more cases of stock thefts from cars whilst they are in Cash and Carry car parks or during the drive back to the shop to unload. The main target for criminals is, unsurprisingly, cigarettes due to their high value and ease of sale.  Criminals are […]

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  • How can you make your premises safe from fire

    Fire can be devastating; you or your family or employees could be hurt, or even worse killed, and it can cause damage and destruction to your property and ruin your business. Having seen many businesses destroyed by fires, we at The NFRN Mutual would advise all retailers to take some simple steps to protect themselves. […]

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  • Retail Newsagent – news update

    Peter Wagg, chairman of the NFRN Mutual recently attended the Scottish NFRN Conference where he urged the federation members to get quotes from the NFRN Mutual following the recent introduction of a new business rating system. A full page update from the conference as well as news snapshot from the chairman featured in the Retail […]

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  • Guide to selling Fireworks

    Festive season is approaching and many people are planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve with fireworks. It is also a busy time for retailers who are planning to sell fireworks. We have summarised few tips that might be useful: Licence & Storage Fireworks can be sold any time of the year however the retailer must […]

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  • How to protect your shop this winter

    Winter is on its way and it usually brings high winds, rain and snow, which all take their toll on shops, houses and properties. NFRN Mutual advises to its members to keep up to date with the weather forecast.

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  • Protect Your Business from Burglars

    Retailers should ensure they have taken all reasonable steps to make their premises safe and secure.

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