Retailer Dan Cock looking at an energy bill

Small businesses paying too much for their energy bills

A year-long CMA investigation has found that there is an adverse effect on competition

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Appleby Westward Trade Show 2015 Video

Managing director Mike Boardman outlines investment in key categories and ambitions for record recruitment, while Spar retailer Clive Sheppard, of the Chartman Group, is upbeat about the future.  

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Swizzels Drumsticks celebrate 50 years with new bubblegum lolly

07 Jul 2015

British sweet manufacturer Swizzels has launched a bubblegum Drumstick lolly.


Customer missions: Sandwiches

07 Jul 2015

The food to go customer mission is seeing major growth, but you need to have a complete meal solution to capitalise on the growing demand.


Colman’s adds Mild variant to target new consumers

06 Jul 2015

Unilever is adding to its iconic British mustard brand Colman’s with a new Mild variant, to help extend the brand’s appeal.


Ginsters introduces two summer-special sandwiches

06 Jul 2015

Ginsters is bringing out two limited edition sandwiches for impulse retailers.

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Your chance to clean up

06 Jul 2015 | By Sarah Britton

Win the opportunity to tidy up your local area and show the community your caring side. What’s more, you could also take home a year’s supply of Wrigley stock.

Fruit and veg

Ripe for the picking

30 Jun 2015 | Updated: 03 Jul 2015 | By Katherine Brook

Fresh produce can be a lucrative category for those who invest wisely in it. C-Store speaks to retailers who are ensuring their offering is the best of the bunch through inspiring displays and clever merchandising. 


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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Wharfedale Premier, Hull

05 May 2015 | Updated: 08 May 2015

For Hull retailers Samantha and Mark Coldbeck, responsible retailing is much more than just part of a c-store retailer’s job.

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Think mission for fresh sales

03 Jul 2015 | By HIM

In order to create the perception of a 'credible fresh food offer', the number one thing stores need to do is ensure a 'clean and tidy shopping area', writes HIM's Ed Sibley.

Service with a smile

29 Jun 2015 | By Anita Nye

There are many ways to be a great sales assistant, but two of the most important are being yourself and to put your customers first, writes award-winning Anita Nye.

To buy or not to buy

23 Jun 2015 | By Chaz Chahal

Chaz Chahal discusses the challenges of taking on new stores, as he embarks on the renovation of a new site in rural Worcestershire.

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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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