Heinz was one of many suppliers to support National Independents Week.

Phil Jones, UK & Ireland VP sales, and Simon Digby, customer business development manager, dropped in on Kishor Patel's Nisa Local store in Hemel Hempstead.

Stores across the UK celebrated NIW, which is organised by the FWD, by holding parties in their communities, sponsoring local events and offering customers a cup of tea and a biscuit on National Cuppa Day.