Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Iceland have come out on top in a Which? Supermarket consumer satisfaction survey, while Best One performed strongly in the convenience category.
Bestway Wholesale has pledged its support in tackling the illegal trade in alcohol by signing up to the government’s Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme.
Families are spending more on eating out than at any time in the past five years (£45.10 per week), while weekly spending on alcohol and tobacco has fallen to below £12 for the first time, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Business rates income is forecast to rise from £22.4bn in 2015-16 to £23.8bn by 2018, according to figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Wharfedale Premier Convenience in Hull marked its 40th birthday this week with themed in-store celebrations.
The Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) is exploring a new legislative approach to tackling violent crime against shop staff after it reported that a quarter of convenience stores regularly experience physical and verbal abuse
Campaigners in Crosspool, Sheffield, have seen off a proposed Sainsbury’s Local on the site of a pub designated an “asset of community value”
Opportunities abound for c-stores in the free-from market, Euromonitor International has claimed in its latest analysis of the category.
The Association of Convenience Stores has urged the Chancellor to make the business rates system fairer for retailers, in its submission to the Treasury ahead of the Budget 2017.
Inflation rose by 1.8% in January to its highest rate since June 2014, while 74% of consumers noticed a rise in prices, latest figures reveal.
Tesco is trialling a quiet hour at its Extra store in Crawley to accommodate the shopping needs of people with autism.
Thirty-four Budgens stores face an uncertain future after the company that acquired them from the Co-operative last year went into administration on Friday (10 February).
The joint administrators of award-winning Spar chain High Noon Stores are negotiating the sale of a further four sites, C-store has learned.
Spar has revealed its enthusiasm for university stores after taking on its latest at the University of Hull.
Sandwiches produced by Great Northern Sandwich (GNS) Company for Spar have had to be recalled because they contain “blue” meat .
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