Retailers can pick up free advice at the new Business Solutions area. Run in conjunction with advice specialists Essential Business, there will be seminars and workshops throughout the three-day show and retailers get to take away a free Business Solutions guide, worth £7.95.

Essential Business will be running six workshops on: 'Increase your basket spend', 'Know your competitors' and 'Top tips for business success'. There is also a session on profitable promotions, advising retailers on how to make the most of a limited advertising and promotional budget.

Plus, Westons Cider will be discussing the 'cider phenomenon' while the Thresher Group will be talking about the developing wine market and hosting a Licensing Workshop . Gallaher will take the floor every afternoon talking about the latest issues affecting the tobacco market .

Each day an expert panel will allow visitors to quiz award-winning retailers and between 1pm and 2pm there will be a working lunch where retailers can grab a free bite to eat.