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Independent c-stores growing faster than chains, says report

Net openings are higher for independent stores in the first half of the year

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Cucumber Gin from The English Drinks Company

24 Oct 2016

The English Drinks Company has launched new Cucumber Gin – an aromatic gin with a subtle cucumber infusion.

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Christmas special: Get your place at the table

24 Oct 2016 | By Nikki Cutler

Some retailers are already making money from festive products and there’s potential for all stores to pull in cracking Christmas sales 

McGuigan Malbec

Malbec added to McGuigan Black Label range

24 Oct 2016

McGuigan Wines is expanding its core Black Label range with a new full-bodied Malbec.

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Blu gives shoppers Six Weeks to Fall in Love

21 Oct 2016

E-cigarette brand Blu has started a new initiative to increase consumer education and engagement with the brand.

Greens of Markinch

Greens of Markinch, Scotland Video

Harris Aslam, managing director of Eros Retail in Scotland, discusses the group’s new flagshop store in Markinch, Fife.


Killing you click by click?

19 Oct 2016 Updated: 21 Oct 2016 | By Simon Banks

With online grocery services providing ever-faster options for shoppers, C-Store asks whether the likes of Amazon Fresh will deliver a body blow to convenience retailers’ trade.

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Social media: Have you got the message?

19 Oct 2016 Updated: 21 Oct 2016 | By Nikki Cutler

Despite much reservation about new social media sites, businesses are finding them useful for connecting with a new audience of shoppers.

Greens of Markinch

Greens of Markinch, Fife

19 Oct 2016 Updated: 21 Oct 2016 | By Sarah Britton

Bright ideas abound at Harris Aslam’s flagship store, where showstopping design features and quality goods are keeping the crowds coming back for more.

Ashton under Lyne

Family Shopper, Ashton-under-Lyne

06 Oct 2016 Updated: 07 Oct 2016

This year Mos Patel undertook an ambitious refit of his 1,200sq ft Premier store in Ashton-under- Lyne, nearly doubling its size to 2,000sq ft and switching to the Family Shopper fascia.

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Revaluing business rates

20 Oct 2016 | By James Lowman

There are winners and losers in the business rates revaluation, but James is fighting for reform.

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Store vision

20 Oct 2016 | By Dan Cock

What we are doing at Premier Whitstone is simply reacting to the way people eat and live their lives today.

Belle Nairac

Ready, steady, food to go

07 Oct 2016 | By HIM

With the food-to-go market set to increase by an average of 4.4% over the next three years, this is the time for retailers to cement their offering to their shoppers.


Improve your defence

06 Oct 2016 Updated: 07 Oct 2016

From clever merchandising to bollards outside the store, our C-Store Champions explain their strategies for dealing with retail crime.

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