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What is RSS?

RSS is a way of syndicating news content in a common, easily read format called XML or Extensible Markup Language. It allows you to identify the content you are interested in and have it delivered directly to you. It takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by delivering the very latest information directly to you.

How do I use RSS?

Generally the first thing you will need is something called a news reader. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, an email client, a mobile phone or a PDA. Many newsreaders are available as free, downloadable applications. All allow you to display and subscribe to the RSS feeds you want and many will alert you to new content as it is published.

Once you have a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want. Our RSS feeds are arranged in "channels" which contain articles and content in a specific category, for example "Technology" ( Look out for the orange RSS buttons as you browse this website).

If you click on the RSS button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, by dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.

Some software applications including Firefox, Opera, Safari and Thunderbird, have functionality which automatically picks up RSS feeds for you. For more details on these, please check their websites.

Where can I get a newsreader?

  • For Mac OS X: NetNewsWire
  • For Windows: SharpReader
  • For Linux: Straw
    RSS aggregator for GNOME.
  • Web based: Bloglines
    Check all your feeds from any web browser.
  • AmphetaDesk
    A news aggregator you access through a web browser. (Mac/Win/Linux)
  • FeedDemon
    A more complicated aggregator for Windows. (Win)
  • FeedReader
    Like SharpReader, but sporadically updated. (Win)
  • NewsGator
    Read the news from within Microsoft Outlook. (Win)
  • NewsWatcher
    Based on Scopeware technology. (Win)
  • Novobot
    A smart headline viewer and news ticker that can also process almost any website. (Win)
  • Radio UserLand
    A full-stregth news-reading application, on your desktop. (Mac/Win)
  • dynamicobjects spaces
    Displays RSS feeds in an Outlook-like interface. (Mac/Win/Lin)

Newsreader plugins are also available for the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client software. Visit for details

Use of Retail Bulletin newsfeeds

We encourage the use of Retail Bulletin RSS feeds as part of a website or intranet site, subject to our Terms and Conditions. However, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when Retail Bulletin content appears. The attribution text should read "The Retail Bulletin" or "From The Retail Bulletin" as appropriate. We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of Retail Bulletin content. Please read our Terms and Conditions for further details.

The Retail Bulletin does not accept any liability for its RSS feeds. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

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