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New guidance on 'Reducing the Strength' initiatives published

The advice was published following concerns raised about the approach of local schemes

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Nurofen Express in £4m promotional push

27 Feb 2015

Nurofen is spending £4m on promoting Nurofen Express across the course of the year.


Mars Chocolate extends partnership with Fairtrade

27 Feb 2015

Mars Chocolate has extended its global cocoa partnership with The Fairtrade Foundation.


Pimm's to launch Strawberry with a Hint of Mint variant

27 Feb 2015

Pimm’s is set to expand its range with the launch of a ‘Strawberry with a Hint of Mint’ variant.

Parrot Bay

Diageo adds Margarita flavour to Parrot Bay cocktail range

27 Feb 2015

Diageo has extended the range of its Parrot Bay ‘Freeze and Squeeze’ cocktail pouches to include a new Margarita flavour.

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Generation Gain: Young people

26 Feb 2015 | Updated: 27 Feb 2015 | By Robin Mannering

Youth may be wasted on the young, but secure their loyalty and you’ve got loyal customers for years to come.

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Read all about it

26 Feb 2015 | Updated: 27 Feb 2015 | By Aidan Fortune

The news and magazines sector has taken a beating over the years, yet retailers are finding ways to make the category for for them.

Spar Lindford

Spar Lindford, Hampshire

26 Feb 2015 | Updated: 27 Feb 2015

After more than a few setbacks, Julian and Jackie Taylor-Green have created a high-tech store their shoppers can be proud of.

Costcutter Halstead

Costcutter Halstead

11 Feb 2015 | Updated: 13 Feb 2015

Peter Woods invested £125,000 in converting a former Blockbuster site in the market town of Halstead, Essex, into a modern Costcutter store.

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Time for a new plan

27 Feb 2015 | By David Rees

When a multiple retailer arrives and says they want to open a store, it still seems that most council planning departments welcome them with open arms.

Get shoppers to act on impulse

23 Feb 2015 | By HIM

It’s unsurprising that only 15% of convenience store shoppers purchased an item on impulse, says HIM's Jennie Milner.

Riding the storm

16 Feb 2015 | By David Knight

The competition’s hotting up with Sainbury’s Local opening in Hassocks, but Budgens retailer David Knight is keeping his cool


Shout about your business

12 Feb 2015 | Updated: 13 Feb 2015

There’s no point having a great store if people don’t know about it. Four Champions discuss marketing and promotion.

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