Retail jobs hit hardest by recession

Retail jobs hardest hit by recession, study finds

Retail jobs have proven the least resilient during a recession by a recent study

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Centra Chichester Street, Belfast Video

Maura Tumilson, manager of McAuley’s Centra in Chichester Street, Belfast, discusses the store’s impressive food to go offer.


Carling launches £5,000 Holiday Getaway promotion

12 Feb 2016

Carling is offering consumers the chance to win one of ten £5,000 holiday prizes.

Ten Acre popcorn

Ten Acre adds two new flavours to popcorn portfolio

12 Feb 2016

Ten Acre has added two new flavours to its range of popcorn - cappuccino and strawberry & cream.

Reader offer

Reader offer: Win a hamper of Mini Eggs

12 Feb 2016

Convenience Store has teamed up with Bonds Confectionery to give retailers the chance of winning a hamper of Mini Eggs.

Lighter countline

Ferrero brings back Kinder Bueno Dark

12 Feb 2016

After a successful debut last year, Kinder Bueno Dark is back on shelves this month for a limited period.

Spar Pentraeth

Rising from the ashes

11 Feb 2016 | By Robin Mannering

When a fire devastated their store, Jill and Paul Lewis refused to give up. With supplier support they are back trading and rebuilding their future


Budding talent

09 Feb 2016 | By Sarah Britton

Find the right supplier and bedding plants could be big business for your store.

Phil and Chris Shelley

Shelley's Budgens of Holbrook

10 Feb 2016 | By Nikki Cutler

This father and son are famous in their community for their traditional family-run stores, so after converting their newsagents into a Budgens store double the size, how have Chris and Phil Shelley found their leap into symbol retailing?


St Mary's Supermarket, Southampton

27 Jan 2016 Updated: 29 Jan 2016

Meten Lakhani completed a £170,000 refit in August last year, which saw the store expanded from 1,200sq ft to 2,895sq ft.

Dear J@c

Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

See here for the latest.


Will the deregulation of Sunday Trading rules damage your business?

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Budget checklist

12 Feb 2016 | By James Lowman

ACS chief executive James Lowman has some solutions for the Chancellor ahead of the Budget next month.

Chaz Chahal

Staffing matters

12 Feb 2016 | By Chaz Chahal

Chaz has been turning his attention to staffing ahead of the Inkberrow store opening.

Belle Nairac

Healthy eating cannot be ignored

29 Jan 2016 | By HIM

A massive 78% of shoppers don’t see c-stores as credible places to buy fresh and healthy products, writes HIM’s Belle Nairac.


Plans and predictions for 2016

26 Jan 2016 Updated: 29 Jan 2016

The C-Store Champions discuss the challenges they see for the coming year and the opportunities for growth in the convenience sector.

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