This is the first time the title has recorded an increase in its ABC figure since 2014. The growing demand for RN in print comes as competitor trade titles are moving to digital only formats, or resigning from the ABC altogether.

RN, published weekly, provides its readership of independent news and convenience retailers with the latest news and business advice, finding solutions to their most pressing problems, uncovering supply chain issues and sharing ideas from other retailers.

Jack Courtez, Editor, said ‘Our paid reader growth at a time of unprecedented change shows continued demand for quality print journalism. RN delivers value for money every week with more exclusive news, in-depth reports and insights from the shop floor than any other convenience trade title.’

Mr Courtez continued ‘The role of independent retailers has been vital throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. They are working harder than ever to support their communities. We have seen so many retailers going above and beyond for those who are most vulnerable, working long hours and adhering to the constantly evolving government guidelines. At RN, we feel privileged to be able to support them through our magazine.’

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