New JTI website seeks to dispel widespread menthol ban confusion


JTI has launched a new educational website to support convenience retailers in the run up to the approaching ban on menthol and capsule cigarettes, as new data reveals widespread confusion about the legislation.

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Edible CBD products could face ban as FSA imposes authorisation deadline


Manufacturers of CBD oils, gummies and soft-drinks have just over one year in which to apply for Novel Food Authorisation or risk their products being removed from retailers’ shelves.


Nisa member Eros Retail opens new Greens store with plastic-free focus


Scottish Nisa member Eros Retail has opened a new store in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, featuring a zero-waste zone, local butchery and upcoming beer partnership with nearby BrewDog.

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Refillable solutions: Thrill and spills

There’s a huge public appetite for reducing plastic in retail, but there’s more to establishing a successful refillable solution than meets the eye. C-Store looks at the issues to consider

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Magic mushrooms?

Two retailers in the same symbol group have received ludicrous claims from a ‘customer’ who says he bought out-of-date own brand mushrooms from one of them (he wasn’t sure which).

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The next generation: Amit Puntambekar

Having witnessed their retailer parents working long hours in convenience stores, many would run in the opposite direction. But Amit Puntambekar (pictured), Jason Sichel and Faraz Iqbal have all opted to take on the family business. 

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Simply Fresh, Webheath, Worcestershire

Parminder Gosal has graduated from working for Nasta Khera – who owns Simply Fresh in Alcester – to having a store of his own. 

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Backed by a proper majority in Parliament, the Budget on 11 March marks the perfect opportunity for Chancellor Sajid Javid to set out a longer term agenda for the country, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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