Costcutter supply situation improving, say retailers

The transition to P&H has been marked by missed deliveries and poor availability

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OTC Medicines: Winning the cold war in convenience

23 Sep 2014 | Updated: 26 Sep 2014

C-stores should see healthy returns in OTC medicines this winter if they tailor their range to time-poor shoppers looking for fast relief.


CCE unveils marketing campaign for new Life offering

23 Sep 2014

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has announced marketing activity to back the new Life variant.


Hot Beverages: Mug up on what's new in the category

23 Sep 2014 | Updated: 26 Sep 2014

It’s a category unrecognisable from a decade ago, so now’s the time for retailers to put the kettle on and consider their hot beverage offer.


Barcardi heats up flavoured spirits with Fire Eater

23 Sep 2014

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands’ Fire Eater is now available to the off trade.

Chess pieces

Playing to win in Tesco town

Three years ago Andover was one of the UK’s top Tesco towns, with few independent c-stores still in the game…

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Londis Eastcombe

Eastcombe Stores (Londis), Glos

09 Sep 2014 | Updated: 12 Sep 2014

Former Tesco Express manager Mike Dorey has blended discipline with personality to create a uniquely successful village store.

One Stop South Shields

One Stop, South Shields

11 Sep 2014 | Updated: 12 Sep 2014

The support and discipline of a One Stop franchise proved to be an ideal platform for retail novices Sunil and Arun Malhotra.


Investing in the future

09 Sep 2014 | Updated: 12 Sep 2014

We speak to four C-Store Champions who have speculated in order to accumulate.

Dear J@c

Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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fruit and veg

The pick of the bunch

23 Sep 2014 | Updated: 26 Sep 2014 | By Gaelle Walker

C-Store gets up early to accompany Vic Grewal on his weekly trip to London’s Western International produce market for a lesson in how to get the pick of fresh produce

Increasing the focus

11 Sep 2014 | By Ramesh Shingadia

Ramesh is over the transitional stage and focusing on bedding everything in at his Southwater Londis store.

Monitoring alcohol policy

29 Aug 2014 | By James Lowman

The ACS will fight proposals to restrict the number of alcohol licences in an area, says James Lowman.

How own label adds value

26 Aug 2014 | By HIM

A credible own-label offer is a key way of driving loyalty, says HIM’s Jennifer Pratt.

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