JTI blames tobacco tax and regulations for factory closure

The factory closure is likely to affect 800 local jobs from May 2016

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Rowntree's launches new Randoms promotion

23 Jan 2015

Nestlé Confectionery’s Rowntree’s Randoms brand is launching a new Bangers and Mash instant win promotion.


KP expands Pom-Bear range with cheese flavour

22 Jan 2015

KP is expanding its Pom-Bear range of snacks with a new cheese variant.


Sheba and Cesar ranges extended by Mars Petcare

21 Jan 2015

Mars Petcare has launched new ranges for its Sheba and Cesar brands.


UB gives Jacob's range new look logo and packaging

20 Jan 2015

United Biscuits has announced the introduction of new-look packaging and revamped logo for its entire Jacob’s range.

Aldi and Lidl

Taking on the discounters

14 Jan 2015 | Updated: 16 Jan 2015 | By Robin Mannering

Aldi and Lidl have revolutionised the UK grocery market, with a winning combination of low prices and quality products. So where does it leave independents?

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.

One Stop Matlock

One Stop Matlock

14 Jan 2015 | Updated: 16 Jan 2015

The switch from running your own Londis store to becoming a One Stop franchisee is a big step for any retailer, but for Dee Sedani of Matlock in Derbyshire it was a natural move.

C-Store Champions

Ready for the year ahead

20 Jan 2015

2015 will be a year of change for the convenience sector. We speak to four Champions about how they plan to rise to the challenges.

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Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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Welcome to a new era

19 Jan 2015 | By HIM

A lot has happened in the past two decades in UK convenience, and it’s all set to change again, says HIM’s Katie Hemmings.

Taking the message to government

12 Jan 2015 | By Linda Williams

With the help of retailers representing Spar, Nisa and Premier, the SGF engaged with over 80 MSPs over a three-day period, showing them the facts about our sector in Scotland, says Premier retailer Linda Williams.

Getting down to business

05 Jan 2015 | By James Lowman

The chancellor is doing the right thing in reviewing business rates, but now the real work starts, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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