Nisa High Heath

Growing Scottish alcohol sales prompt minimum pricing calls

Scottish adults are drinking more alcohol per person than in 2013

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Urban Eat's 'Le Tricolor' sandwich

Urban eat reveals Olympics theme sandwiches

27 May 2016

Urban eat is getting into the summer sporting spirit with the launch of two Olympics theme sandwiches.

Berry co kids range

New kids' drinks range from The Berry Company

27 May 2016

The Berry Company is extending into the childrens’ drinks space with its first ever on-the-go kids variety.

Laughing Cow rolls out Mini Cravings

New Mini Cravings flavours from The Laughing Cow

27 May 2016

The Laughing Cow aims to put a stop to in-between meal hunger cravings with new Mini Cravings flavours.

Cathedral City relaunches spreadable range

Dairy Crest relaunches Cathedral City spreadable range

26 May 2016

Cathedral City has relaunched its spreadable cheeses range with two new variants and a redesign.

Cutting-edge technology to improve efficiency Video

Retailer Raj Aggarwal and store manager Tom Gross demonstrate the Kelsius digital HACCP system and the ValiDator safe in Spar Market Harborough.

Barns Green Village Store

Vans: Keeping business rolling

18 May 2016 Updated: 20 May 2016 | By Simon Banks

Many c-store retailers rely heavily on their vans, but there are many key factors to consider when investing in a new set of wheels.


The big draws beyond tobacco

18 May 2016 Updated: 20 May 2016 | By Gaelle Walker

With new tobacco laws threatening to affect visit frequency, we look at ways to protect profits and boost footfall in your store.

Eldred Drive Stores

Eldred Drive Stores, Orpington, Kent

17 May 2016 | By Gaelle Walker

A finely-honed product offering, first-class customer service, and a no-nonsense approach to underage sales have gained Eldred Drive Stores respect from all ages.

Warner's Budgens, Winchcombe

Warner's Budgens, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

18 May 2016 Updated: 20 May 2016

Just four weeks after opening, basket spend at Guy Warner’s new Budgens (his sixth in the Cotswolds) has already hit an average of £13.

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Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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The numbers game

23 May 2016 | By David Rees

It’s a mixed picture for independent convenience retailers in the 2016 Grocery Retail Structure, writes editor David Rees.


Think solutions, not products

18 May 2016 | By HIM

Shoppers are looking for convenience stores to offer them solutions and not just products, says HIM’s Blake Gladman.


Election season

03 May 2016 | By James Lowman

ACS chief executive James Lowman believes Police and Crime Commissioners are crucial in getting retail crime taken seriously.


The power of our people

18 May 2016 Updated: 20 May 2016

Managing staff can be a tough job, but our C-Store Champions agree that having a motivated workforce is well worth a headache or two.

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