McColl’s Retail Group reports drop in like-for-like sales

The decline has been fuelled by a fall in newsagent and standard convenience sales

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Hisbe supermarket, Brighton Video

Sisters Amy and Ruth Anslow, alongside fellow director Jack Simmonds, explain the philosophy behind Hisbe - a Brighton-based ethical supermarket - and how they put their vision into practice.  


Bonds Confectionery unveils American sweets

28 Jul 2015

Responding to consumer demand for stateside candy, Bonds Confectionery has released a US range


Burton's Biscuits capitalises on peanut butter trend

28 Jul 2015

The Burton’s Biscuit Company is hoping to crack the peanut butter trend with new Maryland Gooeys Peanut.


Mondelēz invests in Ritz Crisp & Thin with new campaign

27 Jul 2015

Mondelez international has launched a multi-million pound campaign to support its new product Ritz Crisp & Thin.

Sterling LEP

Limited edition look for value cigarette brand Sterling

27 Jul 2015

Sterling is launching limited edition packs (LEPs) across its kingsize and superking 18’s variants.


Money matters

14 Jul 2015 | Updated: 17 Jul 2015 | By Robin Mannering

Retailers looking to invest in their businesses are finding that loyalty to their symbol groups - and even their banks - can untap the finance they require.


The rise of premium frozen

14 Jul 2015 | Updated: 17 Jul 2015 | By Sarah Britton

The frozen category hasn’t had it easy in recent years, but many convenience retailers are now seeing rising demand for premium products.


Nisa Local, High Heath, Walsall

14 Jul 2015 | Updated: 17 Jul 2015

It may have taken a while to get there, but hard work and dedication has definitely paid off for Harjit Singh at Nisa Local High Heath in the West Midlands.


McBride's Scaffog Spar

30 Jun 2015 | Updated: 03 Jul 2015

It might be surrounded by multiples, but McBride’s Scaffog is more than holding its own. C-Store travelled to Enniskillen to see how it is beating the competition.

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Heart of our communities

21 Jul 2015 | By Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown, Scotmid’s head of local sourcing, describes how the group develops its partnership with local suppliers across Scotland.

Location, location, location

14 Jul 2015 | By Chaz Chahal

Finding a site for Chaz Chahal’s new store was the first major challenge the Costcutter retailer faced.

Counting the cost of the Budget

13 Jul 2015 | By James Lowman

The last week has been – in political terms at least - one of the most difficult for local shops in recent memory, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

Budgens Kingsclere

Budgens Kingsclere, Hampshire

17 Jun 2015 | Updated: 19 Jun 2015

Peregrine Retail, which owns five Budgens forecourt stores in the South West, bought its latest site in Kingsclere, Hampshire, 18 months ago.


Both sides of the story

01 Jul 2015 | Updated: 03 Jul 2015

Our panel of C-Store Champions discuss the mutual benefits to be had from building good relationships with their suppliers.

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