Debbie Robinson

Central England Co-op announces “steady” first half results


Central England Co-operative has announced a 1.6% increase in sales in the face of a “highly challenging” market in its interim first half trading results.


Witness appeal following Nottinghamshire Co-op Group ATM ram-raid


Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for information following an ATM ram-raid at a Co-op Group store in Nottingham.

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BAT demonstrates heightened focus on vaping


British American Tobacco (BAT) is planning to cut around 2,300 jobs globally as it seeks to invest in new and growing categories, including vaping, heated tobacco and oral tobacco.

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Co-op On the Go, America Square, London

The Co-op Group is trialling a new On the Go format in London, as it increasingly competes with food to go outlets in urban areas.


Interview: Nisa chief executive Ken Towle

Just over a year on from the Co-op’s acquisition of Nisa, chief exective Ken Towle talks to C-Store about the progress made and developments for the future.

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Is the case closed?

Four months ago I reported on a horrible computer hacking of Western Union transactions which left Hepesh Halai £7k worse off. 

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Thrifty’s: The price is right

In the north west of England, independent retail group Thrifty’s is expanding quickly on the back of a community-focused approach and a commitment to offering sensational value in store.

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Stretford Foodhall, Manchester

Stretford Foodhall is the latest venture from Mital Morar, who is enjoying huge success with Ancoats General Store in Manchester city centre. 

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Shakti Puri

Thinking clean, green and lean

Increased consumer awareness of health and sustainability issues has meant c-stores have been forced to adapt their offer, argues HIM’s Shakti Puri.

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