David Rees has been editor of Convenience Store, the local store industry’s leading publication, since 2005. Over the past decade he has closely monitored and commented on changes in the fast-moving convenience store industry, and has built up a wealth of experience and contacts to continue to deliver the industry’s favourite information brand both through the core fortnightly magazine and new channels such as the website.
Stories by this contributor.
03 Dec 2012
Four out of five consumers want local CTNs to remain independent and not behave like supermarkets, according to a new report commissioned by wholesaler Palmer & Harvey.
30 Dec 2012
Wholesale group Sugro has unveiled a new badged retail scheme as part of an expanded fascia programme for 2013.
09 Jan 2009
The government’s consultation on tobacco control has come under renewed attack after it emerged that the majority of responses came from taxpayer-funded health bodies.
22 Aug 2008
Retail productivity will be hit hard by the proposed tobacco display ban, with retailers suffering increased costs and a drop in customer service standards, new research has shown.
19 Sep 2008
A ban on the display of tobacco products might not change smokers’ habits, but it will punish retailers
18 Aug 2009
As ham is revealed as the latest health threat, David Rees wonders if the grocery police have gone too far
13 Jul 2010
Convenience Store's David Rees says the tide has turned on the tobacco display ban - but will the government be prepared to overturn the regulation?
17 Sep 2010
David Rees says Morrison's move into convenience is just another shark in the tank
19 Mar 2012
There has been much, and much-deserved, fury in recent weeks about the job creation claims of the multiple retailers, says C-Store’s editor
24 Jun 2009
Convenience Store editor David Rees explains how a crackdown on illegal tobacco sales could prevent the tragic consequences of shop theft.
10 Mar 2015
What’s the deal about franchising? Far from being about restricting independence, retailers are saying that it is giving them new opportunities to trade successfully.
10 Dec 2009
C-Store editor David Rees looks back on a year of expansion and investment against the odds.
22 Aug 2007
Camelot is completing the formalities with the National Lottery Commission (NLC) in advance of being given the licence to run the National Lottery for another 10 years from 2009.
09 Sep 2014
The ACS has launched the 2014 edition of its Local Shop Report.
08 Oct 2014
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is to vote on whether to change its constitution to let multiple grocers become members.
24 Mar 2011
AF Blakemore has completed its takeover of fellow Spar wholesaler Capper & Co
30 Mar 2011
AF Blakemore has completed its takeover of fellow Spar wholesaler Capper & Co (C-Store, March 4). The acquisition creates an organisation with a combined turnover of £1.1bn, serving 1,096 Spar stores including 331 company-owned outlets in the...
17 Aug 2012
Poorly-handled ID checks are alienating young customers, says Marketforce
04 Jul 2013
Discounters and quality food stores griow at the expense of mainstream rivals
04 May 2009
Latest market figures show how convenience fascias are making gains