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Retail sales in August boosted 6.2% uplift

Retail sales rise belies underlying downward trend

23 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Retail sales volumes increased by 3.7% in February compared to the previous year, although quarterly sales fell at their fastest rate in seven years, according to official figures.

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Inflation exceeds Bank of England's 2% target

22 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Inflation measured by the Office for National Statistics’ Consumer Prices Index surged from 1.8% in January to 2.3% last month – above the Bank of England’s 2% target.


Tobacco giants in "refinancing" discussions with P&H

22 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

JTI and Imperial have confirmed they are in talks with Palmer & Harvey (P&H) following reports that the tobacco giants are considering buying a stake in the wholesaler.

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Retailers reiterate opposition to bottle return scheme

22 Mar 2017 | By Simon Banks

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) and the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) have written to the Scottish government, representing convenience retailers across the UK, to highlight concerns over plans to introduce a bottle return scheme.

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Eat 17 set to double estate with three new stores

21 Mar 2017 Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Spar retailer Eat 17 could be on the verge of doubling its estate if it does not encounter hitches in the planning process.


HMRC dismisses calls to delay Making Tax Digital

21 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Association of Convenience Stores’ pleas for more time before convenience retailers are forced to comply with the government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme have landed on receptive ears.


Motor Fuel Group buys High Noon Stores forecourt site

20 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has snapped up the latest High Noon Stores site while the administrator of the collapsed c-store business also expects to conclude the sale of the final two outlets “within the next week or so”, C-Store has learned.

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Mullan's Spar in Armagh crowned UK's best c-store

17 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Mullan’s Spar in Armagh, Northern Ireland, has won the top accolade at the 2017 Convenience Retail Awards, the prestigious national awards run by Convenience Store and The Grocer.

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Crimestoppers and ACS renew partnership

17 Mar 2017 Updated: 17 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Crimestoppers has renewed its seven-year partnership with the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) in a bid to confront the estimated £232m annual cost of offences to the sector.

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Government to consult sector on business banking

16 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

The government is seeking further information from the convenience sector about difficulties they encounter when switching banks to securing finance.

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Irish forecourt group Applegreen continues UK expansion

16 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Republic of Ireland petrol forecourt retailer Applegreen is continuing to grow its presence in the UK.


Sainsbury's posts 7% rise in Q4 convenience sales

16 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Sainsbury’s convenience business delivered total sales growth of nearly 7% in the fourth quarter, when the group opened 10 Sainsbury’s Locals, the retail giant has reported.

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Stores urged to participate in digital high street scheme

15 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Convenience stores in a number of pilot towns are being encouraged to sign up to a government scheme to promote their high streets online.


National Convenience Show adds new signings to line up

15 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The National Convenience Show (NCS) has attracted more big-name signings to its line-up, just six weeks before opening for business at Birmingham NEC.


Newcastle c-store becomes fifth Bmorelocal site

14 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The fifth store trading under Blakemore Wholesale’s Bmorelocal fascia has opened in Newcastle upon Tyne.


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