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Retailers are sitting on a £4m mountain of free stock

Stuart Reddish, national president, NFRN.

Retailers across the UK are being urged to cash in on millions of pounds worth of free stock, provided by the Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) in partnership with a national wholesaler.

NFRN and Booker teamed up to launch the scheme in early September, with all Federation members receiving free vouchers with a retail sales value of £500. The promotion features a wide range of top selling products and comprises a mix of buy one get one free offers, free cases and money off deals.

The vouchers can be redeemed at Booker and Makro branches nationwide on a range of top selling soft drinks, confectionery, alcohol and snack products. Participating brands include Diet Coke, Oasis, Sprite, McCoy’s, Love Hearts, Nescafe Azera, Logic, Carlsberg and Hardy’s wines.

So far almost 2,000 members have taken advantage of the offer. But with the November 3 deadline for redeeming the vouchers fast approaching, a further £4m worth of free products is still up for grabs.

“During these hard times, independent retailers need all the help they can get, and this offer really should be a no-brainer for all our active members,” said Stuart Reddish, national president, NFRN.

“The scheme gives business owners the chance to put £500 in their tills without anything coming out of their pockets. It also offers them a great opportunity to try different big-name brands that they may not currently stock and to take advantage of some exclusive promotions.

“I urge any members who have not yet cashed in their vouchers to do so as soon as possible before the offer ends on November 3.”

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