The Fed – Federation of Independent Retailers


The Federation of Independent Retailers is one of Europe’s largest employers’ associations, with more than 15,000 independent retail stores across the UK and Ireland.

We exist to help independent retailers compete more effectively in today’s highly competitive market. We provide:

  • Practical help and assistance
  • Commercial support
  • Deals and buying opportunities
  • Training, expertise and services

We actively represent our members’ interests at governmental and parliamentary level, and we are the official government referral body for the sector. We are proud to be a powerful voice for the independent retailer.

Today, our members include newsagents, convenience stores, confectioners, florists, petrol forecourts, news deliverers, off-licences, post offices, coffee shops, and card and stationery shops.

Areas served

United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland


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Contact Us

The Contact Centre

As the fifth emergency service for any business-related queries, the Contact Centre should be any Fed member's first point of call for professional support – not just for when there is any disruption to your news delivery service, but for a whole host of other issues that regularly affect retailers.

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