Xmas shoppers

Convenience stores to open their doors on Christmas Day

Some retailers are opening their doors to their communities for the first time on 25 December

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Chris Ward, Spar Milford Haven Video

Chris Ward discusses the impact of opening a Subway franchise in store, and how it complements his existing food to go offering.


Cuisine De France introduces Valentine’s Day loaf

22 Dec 2014

Cuisine De France has designed a sharing loaf for Valentine’s 2015.


Tangerine goes bon bons with Refreshers Fizz Balls

22 Dec 2014

Tangerine Confectionery is to launch new Refreshers Fizz Balls.


Today's adds chocolate bar to own label offering

19 Dec 2014

Today’s Group has launched its first own label chocolate bar. 


Coca Cola to be 2015 Rugby World Cup official sponsor

18 Dec 2014

Coca Cola has announced its official sponsorship of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Peaslake Stores

Peaslake Village Stores, Surrey

02 Dec 2014 | Updated: 05 Dec 2014

A small store in the heart of the Surrey Hills has found the perfect balance of trade by appealing to its local community and cyclists.

Budgens Broadstairs

Budgens Broadstone: The lab partners

18 Dec 2014 | Updated: 19 Dec 2014

Take a tour of the Musgrave company-owned Budgens ‘laboratory’ store in Broadstone, Dorset.


Together is better

04 Dec 2014 | Updated: 05 Dec 2014

Working with other retailers, either locally or nationally, can help your business grow. We speak to four Champions about their collaborations.

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Energy saving fridges

The green route to efficiency

17 Dec 2014 | Updated: 19 Dec 2014 | By Gaelle Walker

As the need to keep a lid on overheads grows, retailers have been turning to energy-efficient technologies. Here’s the latest ideas.

Looking forward to 2015

22 Dec 2014 | By HIM

Dynamic market conditions and a new breed of shopper have created a ‘perfect storm’, which points towards revolution, not evolution, for UK convenience, says HIM's Katie Littler.

A different kind of Christmas

12 Dec 2014 | By Ramesh Shingadia

Ramesh Shingadia’s Londis store will open from 9am-6pm on Christmas Day with just a skeleton staff, family only, and he expects to be busy.

Lighting up Christmas

02 Dec 2014 | By David Knight

Sussex retailer David Knight urges all retailers to get into the community spirit at Christmas.

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