East England Co-op

Local products drive East of England Co-op's sales

Sales of ‘Sourced Locally’ products rose by 22%, but overall food sales are down

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Convenience Retail Awards 2015 Video

On the 19 March 2015 convenience retailers from across the country attended the 2015 Convenience Retail Awards at 155 Bishopsgate London.


Smint launches new limited edition cover designs

27 Apr 2015

 Smint has unveiled a new limited edition ‘Fresh to Impress’ range.


Delamere launches new ready to eat chicken range

27 Apr 2015

Delamere ready to eat chicken products, the latest range from Forresters, is now available to food retailers.

Mars promo

Mars Bars to give away a millions footballs

24 Apr 2015

Mars has kicked off a new phase of support for its iconic bar with an on-pack promotion giving away free footballs.


Batchelors aims to drive sales with refreshed portfolio

24 Apr 2015

Batchelors aims to drive incremental sales with the addition of new product, Batchelors Mugfull and strengthened Deli Box Range.


Keep your guard up

23 Apr 2015 | Updated: 24 Apr 2015

Tough new penalties combined with new ways of working and increased enforcement action expected this summer mean it has never been so important for independents to stop underage sales in their tracks.


Heath Stores, Horsmonden, Kent

23 Apr 2015 | Updated: 24 Apr 2015

Kate and Andrew Mills came back home to take over the village shop in Horsmonden, Kent, transforming it into a true community hub in an inspired farm shop and c-store fusion.

Jempsons Northiam

Jempson's Local, Northiam, East Sussex

27 Apr 2015

Jempson’s Local in Northiam, East Sussex, is the first convenience store to be opened by the family.

Dear J@c

Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

See here for the latest.

Policy watch

27 Apr 2015 | By James Lowman

We can expect policy developments on key issues after the election, regardless of who’s in power, says James Lowman.

How community work pays off

17 Apr 2015 | By Ramesh Shingadia

A large Co-op opened near Ramesh Shingadia's Londis store in Southwater a few years ago, but he has always been able to maintain sales because of his community engagement, he says.

Event planning

13 Apr 2015 | By David Knight

Sound preparation and offering something different paid off for Knight's Budgens at Easter.


Bring me sunshine

17 Apr 2015

Summer is around the corner and our C-Store Champions are gearing up for a change in season. Here’s how they are preparing.

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