Industry Partners

Smiths News works closely with industry partners to support independent retailers as they build successful, thriving businesses.

The Federation of Independent Retailers

Smiths News works closely with the NFRN, an industry partner, and we believe that the work it does to support independent retailers is vitally important for promoting their success,

We are pleased to work with the NFRN on cross-industry initiatives that promote and support the longevity of the supply chain, and the newspaper and magazine category.

We hold frequent regional and national meetings with NFRN committees and have a dedicated team working to resolve help-desk queries and run focus groups to consult on key topics throughout the year.

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We also work with the NFRN to provide a managed range solution called NewsPro for independent retailers.

Newspro retailers typically out-perform the market, so, if you’d like to give a boost to your sales and access exclusive promotions, have a look at its website.

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The Retail Mutual

The Retail Mutual was established in 1999 with the aim of providing retailers with the type of cover they needed. It’s important to understand that we are not a company owned by shareholders. We are owned by our customers – our members – and exist solely for their benefit. We also offer Home cover and Residential Landlord cover to protect your personal belongings and property assets, while you focus on running your business. We also provide access to a Health Cash Plan and Access Surgery Cover in conjunction with Westfield Health to help keep you fit and healthy as you drive your business forward.

Want to find out more? If you haven’t tried The Retail Mutual before, why not get in touch for a quote and find out for yourself just what makes it different? Call the dedicated Smiths News line today on 0333 2122 479.

Not ready to renew? Register your details at to receive a quote when the time is right for you.

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Register for SNapp

Register online or download the SNapp app.

SNapp online can be used to fulfil the same requests as the app within a web browser.

Click on the relevant provider for the
SNapp download page for your device.