Farming potatoes

Morrisons campaign aims to increase UK food self-sufficiency

A new report reveals only 52% of food eaten in the UK comes from British farmers

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Holly Willoughby becomes Diet Coke’s brand ambassador

Holly Willoughby becomes Diet Coke brand ambassador

17 Feb 2017

TV personality Holly Willoughby will become Diet Coke’s brand ambassador for 2017.

Full Scandi meal

British Lion taps into social media recipe craze

17 Feb 2017

British Lion eggs has launched six quick one-pot egg recipe videos to appeal to social media users.

Lurvill's Delight

Lurvill’s Delight soda resurrected

17 Feb 2017

Lurvill’s Delight, a low calorie botanical soda first made in 1896, has been resurrected.

Genius gluten free soft bakes

Genius Gluten Free reveals breakfast soft bakes

17 Feb 2017

Genius Gluten Free is launching the first soft bake breakfast biscuit to enter the free-from aisle – Genius Breakfast Bakes.

Frobisher House

Welcome Co-op franchise stores, Southampton Video

Richard Inglis, owner of two Welcome Co-op franchise stores in Southampton, discuses how he utilises technology and changes he has made to his Liberty Quays store.

Spar City Tower, Manchester

Valentine's Day Gallery

15 Feb 2017

As romantics across the United Kingdom spoiled their loved ones this Valentine’s Day, independent retailers were busy playing cupid.  Check out some of the displays here.


The appy medium

25 Jan 2017 Updated: 27 Jan 2017 | By David Rees

Smartphones and the apps they carry are at the heart of fundamental change in consumer behaviour. So can they work for convenience stores? We look at those currently in use in c-stores.


Londis Culverhay Stores, Cricklade

25 Jan 2017 Updated: 27 Jan 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Dividing their store into separate zones has helped boost sales and bring in extra footfall at Jag and Hema Brar’s store in Wiltshire.

Ardeer Services

CRA 2017: Best New Store finalists

08 Feb 2017 Updated: 10 Feb 2017

This year saw a record number of entrants in the Best New Store category for the Convenience Retail Awards.

Dear J@c

Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

See here for the latest.


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Gary Shaw

Get the basics right

10 Feb 2017 | By HIM

In terms of what shoppers are looking for from their c-store, it is very much a case of getting the basics right, says Gary Shaw.

CRA Awards

Building blocks

10 Feb 2017 | By Scott Graham

Last year’s CRA winner reflects on plans for the year ahead following an unpredictable 2016.


The old labels don't apply

10 Feb 2017 | By David Rees

While the announcement of the ‘Besco’ merger took pretty much everyone by surprise, on reflection perhaps we should have seen it, or something like it, a mile off, writes editor David Rees

Big night in

Big nights mean big baskets

08 Feb 2017 Updated: 10 Feb 2017

The big night in may mean different things to different shoppers, but ?it is an opportunity our C-Store Champions are each exploiting.

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