David Rees

Convenience Store

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.

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  • Public wants the government to help CTNs, says new report

    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.

  • Sugro expands fascia offer for 2013

    30 Dec 2012

    Wholesale group Sugro has unveiled a new badged retail scheme as part of an expanded fascia programme for 2013.

  • "Joke" tobacco consultation slammed

    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.

  • £100m staff costs for gantry changes

    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.

  • A counter argument

    19 Sep 2008

    A ban on the display of tobacco products might not change smokers’ habits, but it will punish retailers

  • A cure for everything

    18 Aug 2009

    As ham is revealed as the latest health threat, David Rees wonders  if the grocery police have gone too far

  • A flickering hope on tobacco display

    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?

  • A full house in convenience

    17 Sep 2010

    David Rees says Morrison's move into convenience is just another shark in the tank

  • A job lot

    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

  • A new focus on crime

    24 Jun 2009

    Convenience Store editor David Rees explains how a crackdown on illegal tobacco sales could prevent the tragic consequences of shop theft.

  • A surprisingly good year

    10 Dec 2009

    C-Store editor David Rees looks back on a year of expansion and investment against the odds.

  • A whole new ball game for Camelot

    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.

  • ACS report shows value of local store industry

    09 Sep 2014

    The ACS has launched the 2014 edition of its Local Shop Report.

  • AF Blakemore completes Capper takeover

    24 Mar 2011

    AF Blakemore has completed its takeover of fellow Spar wholesaler Capper & Co

  • AF Blakemore completes its Capper takeover

    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...

  • Age checks a negative experience for shoppers

    17 Aug 2012

    Poorly-handled ID checks are alienating young customers, says Marketforce 

  • Aldi and Waitrose enjoy strong sales and market share growth

    04 Jul 2013

    Discounters and quality food stores griow at the expense of mainstream rivals

  • Another strong year for symbol groups

    04 May 2009

    Latest market figures show how convenience fascias are making gains

  • Bakery to rise at Martin McColl

    28 Jul 2006

    Martin McColl is to dramatically increase its food to go offer as part of an accelerated store development programme.

  • Bargain Booze is on track for 50 c-stores

    22 Aug 2008

    Bargain Booze is on track to open its 50th convenience store by the autumn. The group recently opened its 34th Bargain Booze Select Convenience franchised outlet – in Ulverston, Cumbria – and group bosses expect to reach the 50 mark for c-stores...

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