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What a shocker

24 Mar 2017

I’ve just listened to a fascinating recording between a very amiable bloke and Teresa Marshall who runs Crofton Stores in …

Lambs Larder

Lambs Larder, Bells Yew Green, East Sussex Video

10 Mar 2017

Peter Lamb discusses how he has created a 21st century village store and used Brexit as a business opportunity.


The 5.7% solution

07 Mar 2017 Updated: 10 Mar 2017 | By David Rees

How much extra are consumers prepared to pay for convenience? Our exclusive study from ESA Retail calculates exactly how much extra multiple grocery c-stores charge for common items in small stores.

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A break from the ordinary

10 Mar 2017

In-store theatre not only helps keep shoppers interested but, when done really well, can build loyalty, as our C-Store Champions explain.

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Retailer takes on National Grid over lost trade

04 Oct 2016 Updated: 07 Oct 2016 | By Sarah Britton

A Londis retailer in Essex is seeking compensation from the National Grid over major gas works which he estimates will cost him nearly £15,000 in lost sales and has forced him to invest in marketing material to stem the decline in footfall.


Convenience Store’s Shop Project is an annual exercise whereby four stores are given a complete makeover in partnership with some of the UK’s leading suppliers.


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Chocolate: Spoilt for choice?

24 Mar 2017 | By Nikki Cutler

Chocolate remains a hugely important category for c-store owners, yet many retailers have been left craving better sales from singles

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