Costcutter is setting up an online information portal to help independent retailers minimise costs

Costcutter is offering discounted rates on everyday business services to help independent retailers minimise their monthly costs.

This new business services programme will complement their pre-existing CPoS rental package.

The symbol group is collaborating with national service providers across insurance, financing, HR, banking, e-learning, telecommunications, wetstock and utilities.

“Small business owners are facing unprecedented challenges currently, with more legislation adding further time and cost pressures, from auto-enrolment pension schemes and the national living wage, to digital tax accounts,” said Costcutter Supermarkets Group director Sean Russell.

“For retailers, these operational demands add to the constant challenge to drive footfall and increase sales in a highly competitive market. That’s why, in addition to our extensive sales, marketing and communications support for retailers, we’ve used our group scale to give our retailers access to preferential rates for essential business services from industry-leading service providers that aren’t otherwise available to small independent businesses.”

He added: “Backed by Costcutter Supermarkets Group’s business development, HR, marketing and digital communications teams, we are giving all our retailers access to valuable discounts across key areas through our online information portal, ActivHub.”