Newtrade Media joins leading wholesalers and suppliers in support of NFRN Hardship Fund

Newtrade Media has pledged its support to independent retailers by making a contribution to the NFRN’s hardship fund.

Newtrade Media’s Managing Director, Parin Gohil said:

‘The role of independent convenience retailers in supporting their communities has never been so important, and it’s fantastic to see the lengths that many are going to, to support their customers, and those in need. However, they are also operating under extremely difficult circumstances, with thousands being forced to close temporarily due to staff shortages, family illness or a dramatic decline in footfall due to the lockdown. We are proud to support the NFRN’s hardship fund, in helping those most in need.’

The NFRN, a trade body that represents 15,000 independent stores, launched a much-needed hardship fund in April, to assist and help its member retailers who are finding it difficult to trade during these uncertain times. Suppliers and wholesalers across the UK have pledged their support, and the NFRN have already released funds to a number of struggling convenience retailers.

To find out more about the NFRN’s hardship fund, please contact Anne Bingham,

Newtrade Media is dedicated to providing independent news and convenience retailers and wholesalers with the latest industry news and advice, through its print publications and online platforms via and