Independent wholesalers outline growth plans

United Wholesale (Scotland) is to relaunch the recently-acquired M9 Cash and Carry

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Applegreen, Crawley Video

Michael O’Loughlin, managing director of Applegreen UK, explains the thinking behind the group’s flagship Crawley site.


Digestives adopt cake bars format for Christmas

12 Oct 2015

McVitie’s Chocolate Digestives Christmas slices (RRP £1) are available in two festive flavours

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The Laughing Cow to make its TV debut this autumn

12 Oct 2015

The Laughing Cow is set to present its latest innovation, Mini Cravings, to the nation this month.

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Reader offer: Win with blu

12 Oct 2015

E-cigarette brand Blu (UK) has teamed ?up with Convenience Store to give away two gold standard display units for the till point.

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Cadbury launches search for the next Milk Tray Man

09 Oct 2015

Cadbury is on TV screens tonight as part of a £4m campaign to modernise Milk Tray.

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Five-star food safety

08 Oct 2015 Updated: 09 Oct 2015 | By Robin Mannering

Maintaining food hygiene standards may be a box-ticking exercise, but it’s an essential one too….

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Convenience Retail Awards 2016: Party with the best of them

07 Oct 2015 Updated: 09 Oct 2015 | By Sarah Britton

The Convenience Retail Awards celebrate the very best that our sector has to offer. Send your entries in now.

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Fountain Shop & Bakery (Premier), Merthyr Tydfil

06 Oct 2015 Updated: 09 Oct 2015 | By Sarah Britton

Steve Jones knows his store and his customer base inside out and does everything in his power to meet their needs, seeing off stiff competition from the multiples right on his doorstep. 

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Lifestyle Express, Barnsley

08 Sep 2015 Updated: 11 Sep 2015 | By David Rees

A fast, friendly service is the driving force behind Robert Teal’s Vitesse store in Barnsley’s business and student district.

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Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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It's not all going Chaz's way

12 Oct 2015 | By Chaz Chahal

A BBC documentary about the Post Office aired a bit too late to save Chaz Chahal’s plan for a Local offer in his new Inkberrow store.

Keeping up with trends

12 Oct 2015 | By David Knight

The challenge is to keep meeting changing consumer tastes, says West Sussex Budgens retailer David Knight.

Don't ignore the food to go mission

28 Sep 2015 | By HIM

Recent research from HIM shows one in four UK adults bought food to go from c-stores within the past seven days, writes Katherine Dixon.

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One Stop Woodhouse Street, Leeds

22 Sep 2015 Updated: 25 Sep 2015

Brothers Peter, Jeeta and Raj Bhadal have rebuilt a former Methodist church and reopened it as a One Stop franchise store.


Get online and get ahead

28 Sep 2015

Our C-Store Champions discuss the ways they use the internet in their businesses, from a presence on social media to online ordering.

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