The FWD's My Shop is Your Shop campaign promotes the value of the wholesale distribution chain and in particular the community role played by independent shops. It publicises the unique contribution local stores make to their neighbourhood, both economic and social, and encourages retailers to make the most of this strength to boost sales and attract new customers.
Through its parliamentary contacts, FWD invites MPs to visit wholesale depots and stores to see for themselves the often overlooked work that owners and staff do to bring convenient shopping, diverse product ranges and excellent, friendly service to the consumer. With an appreciation of the value of this supply chain, MPs are then encouraged to ensure its interests are represented in the formation of policy and legislation.
MSYS 2012 has a new look to reflect a fresh focus on highlighting the very best examples of community retailing and bringing public and parliamentary attention to these great local heroes. It is supported by leading suppliers to the convenience retailing sector and FWD member companies.
See below for latest news on the campaign.
|26/09/2012||COTSWOLDS STORE WINS FINAL MSYS AWARD OF 2012 |
A Nisa store in the Cotswolds is the 43rd and final shop this summer to host a visit from its local MP under the Federation of Wholesale Distributors’ My Shop is Your Shop ...... read more
|06/08/2012||TOP AWARD FOR BLEANíS COMMUNITY HEROES|
A shop in Blean has received a national award for its excellent community work from Canterbury MP Julian Brazier.
Blean Village Londis was chosen as ...... read more
|11/07/2012||PRAISE FOR íHEART AND SOULí VILLAGE STORE|
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint praised Nisa retailer Taylor’s of Tickhill as “the heart and soul of the village” as she presented the team with the My Shop is Your Shop Community Retailing Award.
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|04/07/2012||SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHOP: MP BACKS INDIES DAY|
Hornsey & Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone dropped in on her local Londis to help launch Independents Day on July 4....... read more
|26/06/2012||FAMILY STORE GETS MPS BACKING|
A Berkshire shop was presented with a national community award by Windsor MP Adam Afriyie on Friday.
The team at Duffy’s Londis in Binfield were nominated for the My Shop is Your Shop Gold Award for ...... read more
|14/06/2012||MAKE JULY 4 A DAY OF CELEBRATION|
Convenience retailers should take part in Independents Day on July 4 and send a positive message that local stores make a significant contribution to their neighbourhoods, says the My Shop is Your Shop campaign.
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|12/06/2012||VOLUNTEERS BUILD AWARD-WINNING COMMUNITY HUB|
A local shop staffed by volunteers has received an award for community retailing from Newton Abbot MP Anne-Marie Morris. Broadhempston Community Shop was taken over by local residents when it faced ...... read more
|06/06/2012||SUPPLIERSí SUPPORT PUTS STORES IN THE HEADLINES |
Excellent community stores across the UK have been enjoying a moment in the spotlight thanks to the big-name suppliers behind the My Shop is Your Shop awards scheme....... read more
|31/05/2012||LIFELINE STORE KEEPS VILLAGE ON THE MAP|
A village forecourt has won a national community award for its 39 years of service to its customers, with Newark MP Patrick Mercer dropping in to make the presentation.
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