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.
09 Oct 2015
Booker has confirmed its commitment to serving four retail formats following the successful acquisition of Musgrave’s GB operation.
08 Oct 2015
Bargain Booze owner Conviviality has completed its purchase of national on-trade wholesaler Matthew Clark
07 Oct 2015
Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis has apologised to the grocery industry for the company’s previous pursuit of unsustainable profit targets, which resulted in the company getting “bent out of shape”.
06 Oct 2015
The contract to supply the new My Local chain is “hugely important” to Nisa, according to chief executive Nick Read.
01 Oct 2015
Scottish co-operative society Scotmid suffered only a slight decline in profit despite a £6m drop in turnover
15 Sep 2015
With the Rugby World Cup being staged in England and Wales during September and October, there are opportunities for the trade to boost volumes in key product categories.
14 Sep 2015
New research into the food-to-go shopper by convenience experts HIM Research & Consulting provides valuable insight for store owners.
08 Sep 2015
A fast, friendly service is the driving force behind Robert Teal’s Vitesse store in Barnsley’s business and student district.
21 Aug 2015
Costcutter Supermarkets Group has filed a multi-million pound loss in its annual financial statement as a legacy of its exit from Nisa
17 Aug 2015
Britain’s coffee-to-go boom shows every sign of continuing and, with an increasing number of brands and options available to retailers, the opportunity for convenience stores is very much within reach.
14 Aug 2015
Londis is offering a £15,000 bonus to the first five retailers to join the group in its latest recruitment drive
12 Aug 2015
The Musgrave Group, owner of Budgens and Londis, reduced its losses during 2014
29 Jul 2015
The new Budgens brand concept has been well-received by target customers, according to new research released by Musgrave.
21 Jul 2015
The August bank holidays could provide a boost to c-stores’ sales, according to new research from HIM Research & Consulting.
15 Jul 2015
Nisa has created a new operations department to bring IT, member services and logistics within a single management unit.
14 Jul 2015
Bargain Booze owner Conviviality Retail suffered a dip in like-for-like sales in the last year but achieved growth in business overall, according to its latest results.
16 Jun 2015
The National Lottery draw is to be given a major revamp in October, including increasing the number of balls from 49 to 59.
15 Jun 2015
Costcutter’s Independent own brand is going on TV for the first time with a campaign starting on 18 June.
08 Jun 2015
Price deflation is the “number one problem” facing the grocery industry today, according to IGD’s chief economist James Walton.
04 Jun 2015
This year’s version of HIM’s Convenience Tracking Programme (CTP) shows that the c-store industry is in very good health.