HIM identifies three key emerging shopper trends

Consumers want fast, ethical and personalised solutions, says study 

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Coco pops granola

Kellogg's reveals Coco Pops Granola

17 Jan 2017

Kellogg’s is helping retailers capitalise on the granola market with its new Coco Pops Granola.

Fairfields tortillas

New tortilla crisps from Fairfields Farm

17 Jan 2017

Artisan crisp company, Fairfields Farm, is adding some Mexican flavour to the snack aisle with its new Tortillas.

Crunchy nut peanut butter clusters

Kellogg’s reveals new Crunchy Nut Peanut Butter Clusters

17 Jan 2017

Kellogg’s has launched a new Crunchy Nut Clusters variant which taps into the peanut butter trend.

Extra and Airwaves PMPs

Wrigley rolls out three new PMPs

17 Jan 2017

This February, Wrigley will be rolling out three new PMPs from some of its best performing brands.

Amazon Go

Amazon Go checkout-free convenience store launches in Seattle Video

Amazon claims to have launched the “world’s most advanced shopping technology” in its inaugural Amazon Go convenience store, which has opened in Seattle, US.

Into the future

Into the future

16 Jan 2017 | By Robin Mannering

What will the sector look like in 2022? Retailers and analysts forecast the trends that could define the industry.

Wheelchair access

Are you open to everyone?

09 Jan 2017 | By Simon Banks

Stores that are fully accessible can attract new customers, create a loyal customer base and see their sales ramp up as a result.

Spar Colyton

Spar Colyton, Devon

15 Dec 2016 Updated: 23 Dec 2016 | By Robin Mannering

Vic Price relocated from the West Midlands to rural Devon where he returned to his Spar roots and established himself at the heart of the local community.

Nisa Fletton

Nisa Fletton, Peterborough

04 Nov 2016

Nisa Fletton started life as a 1,100sq ft c-store with neighbouring post office, before its most recent incarnation saw it transformed into a 3,000sq ft store with deli and post office.

Dear J@c

Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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Have you seen any evidence of price rises this year?

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The right to question

11 Jan 2017 | By James Lowman

Businesses must have the right to challenge unfair rating assessments, says James Lowman.

Ruth Cousins

How to gain from Free from

11 Jan 2017 | By HIM

C-stores should cater for the rapidly increasing number of shoppers that consider themselves to have food intolerances, says HIM’s Ruth Cousins.


Prepare for 2017

11 Jan 2017 | By David Rees

If there is a theme for this year it could be ‘do it yourself’, writes editor David Rees.


A year of ups and downs

05 Dec 2016

It’s definitely been an interesting year for retailers, but how have the shifts in 2017 affected business for our C-Store Champions?

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