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Business rates to fall in most regions in England and Wales

However, rates will increase by 26.2% in London, government figures reveal

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Always Discreet Incontinence Underwear Super pack

Always Discreet new liners and underwear

28 Sep 2016

Always Discreet is introducing Incontinence Light Liners and an Incontinence Underwear super pack.

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Mondelez increases size of £1 Maynards Bassetts PMPs

28 Sep 2016

Maynards Bassetts has introduced bigger £1 pricemarked packs (PMPs) across its range.

Langley's Old Tom Gin

Langley’s brings back a classic with Old Tom Gin

28 Sep 2016

Charter Brands is launching Langley’s Old Tom gin.

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Gluten free Quaker Oats lines

27 Sep 2016

Quaker Oats is adding two gluten free variants to its range.

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In focus: Food to go Video

Vince Maloney of Maloney’s Budgens, Ascot, and Keith Fernie of David’s Kitchen, Falkirk, discuss their cutting-edge food to go offers. 

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Is functional food a good fit?

20 Sep 2016 Updated: 23 Sep 2016 | By Nikki Cutler

Some retailers are taking their range of healthy foods to another level with functional foods. Here’s how they make them work in their stores.

Lakes & Dales Co-op Keswick

Lakes & Dales Co-operative Keswick

20 Sep 2016 Updated: 23 Sep 2016 | By Robin Mannering

Less than a year ago Lakes & Dales Co-operative Keswick was knee-deep in flood water. Yet now it is once again a thriving store valued by its close-knit community, with trade up thanks to an extension and investment in new chillers and freezers.

Spar Hackenthorpe

Supplier in your store: Spar Hackenthorpe

22 Sep 2016 Updated: 23 Sep 2016

Heineken helps Spar retailer Raj Aggarwal to make new product Amstel the centre of attention.

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Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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Raaj Chandarana

Getting the basics right

28 Sep 2016 | By Raaj Chandarana

Rome may not have been built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour, says retailer Raaj Chandarana.


The fall in staff numbers

22 Sep 2016 | By James Lowman

Rising wage costs are resulting in falling staff numbers, says James Lowman.

Ruth Cousins

The value of trust

08 Sep 2016 | By HIM

Trust can be gained in a number of ways and, once achieved, you’ll find loyal customers coming back time and again.


Bear up to the competition

08 Sep 2016 Updated: 09 Sep 2016

Our C-Store Champions have a number of techniques they use to differentiate themselves from their nearby competitors.

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