Partners 2018-06-25T09:46:38+00:00

Insight Partner

Nick Shangher MD Newtrade

Newtrade’s Managing Director Nick Shanagher is IROF’s insight partner.
Newtrade’s digital and print media portfolio of RN, Retail Express and Better Wholesaling is for independent retailers and their suppliers. The Independent Achievers Academy (IAA) is a learning, recognition and business development programme for independent convenience retailers.


Arytza Food Solutions is IROF’s fresh food solutions partner. Aryzta Food Solutions is the Number 1 frozen bakery supplier in Europe with 23 bakeries in 10 countries. Originally founded as Delice de France by Philippe Signolet in 1989 having been acquired by IAWS in 1999 it then merged with Swiss Company Heistand in 2008 becoming Aryzta Food Solutions in 2014. Aryzta is a derivation of the word “Arista”, which means the pinnacle or apex of a single ear of wheat.
At ARYZTA Food Solutions we’re united by a passion for food and the desire to create food to go solutions that help retail businesses serve memorable taste experiences.
Our aim is to meet the needs of shoppers through a range of food to go solutions tailored for the retail market and also through product ranges that we continuously review and refresh to suit the needs of the retail shopper of today either for immediate consumption or as part of a take home shop. We are living in a period of great change which includes the shopping habits of our nation. Shoppers are looking for convenience, great tasting products and a quality assurance with food to go playing an ever increasingly important role within todays retail and convenience stores with our concepts and products meeting the needs for all the key food to go categories of In Store Bakery, Hot Food to Go and Coffee.

Guests and Hosts

Tim Chalk

Tim discussed Convenience store operations with us on the Warner’s Budgens visit in September. His recent positions were Group Commercial Director The Dairy Farm Group and CEO 7-Eleven Hong Kong & Macau.


Ubamarket is the digital App that puts the consumer in full control of their shopping. Scan, get real-time personalised offers, full loyalty recognition and in App checkout. It’s that simple.

Blue Ananta

Success is not about the best retail experience or the best online experience.
Success is about the best customer experience in the right moment when the customer wants it.