Co-op and Nisa 'in the dark' on CMA decision

The Co-op had initially expected clearance of its proposed takeover by the end of March

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First tobacco plain packs

Sales of counterfeit tobacco in plain packs on the rise

16 Feb 2018

A growing number of responsible retailers are reporting further blows to trade from the rising tide of cheap illicit tobacco being sold in counterfeit standardised (plain) packaging.

Bargain Booze

Bargain Booze trials Instant Win promotional campaign

15 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Bargain Booze is trialling its first Instant Win promotional campaign in over 500 stores.

Sniffer dog illicit tobacco

Store forced to close following illicit tobacco sales

15 Feb 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A convenience store in Seaham, County Durham, has been forced to cease trading for two months following reports of illicit tobacco sales from other retailers and a string of test purchase failures.

Co-op London Expansion

Co-op Group set to open record number of London stores

15 Feb 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Co-operative Group has announced plans to increase investment in London this year, as it prepares to open a record number of 30 new food stores.

Purely Organic eggs

New Purely Organic eggs from small family farms

19 Feb 2018

New egg brand Purely Organic is tapping into the growing demand for organic produce with exceptional provenance. 

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson takes ownership of St Patrick's Day

19 Feb 2018

Jameson is hoping to lead the Irish whiskey category this St. Patrick’s Day, with a multi-million pound campaign.

Thorntons Continental box

Ferrero spoils retailers with spa day prizes

16 Feb 2018

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, Thorntons is giving retailers the chance to ‘Pass the Love on’ with its latest competition.

Walkers Win Live promotion

Walkers to reveal prize winners live on Saturday night TV

16 Feb 2018

Walkers’ new Win Live on-pack promotion will see live prize winner announcements to Saturday Night ITV audiences.


Reducing plastic waste: Hisbe, Brighton Video

Amy Anslow, co-founder of Hisbe supermarket in Brighton, discusses how the store has reduced plastic waste and packaging. 


Wheels of commerce

06 Feb 2018 Updated: 09 Feb 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

You might think that the multiples have home delivery and click and collect all sewn up, but new players are helping to open up the market to c-store retailers ready to step up a gear. C-Store talks to store owners who are proving that they too can deliver

Women in retail

Inequality street

23 Jan 2018 Updated: 26 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker, Gill Davies

Men dominate senior management levels in the c-store sector, where a gender imbalance means businesses are losing out on valuable skills and insight. C-Store looks at what’s preventing women from climbing the career ladder, and what can be done to encourage equality.

Day-Today Barassie

Day-Today Barassie, South Ayrshire

23 Jan 2018 Updated: 26 Jan 2018 | By Nikki Cutler

Being new to store ownership isn’t holding back this business duo, whose combined talents have helped double sales at their first store and expand with a second.

Spar Princess Street

CRA: Retailer's Retailer of the Year

06 Feb 2018 Updated: 09 Feb 2018

Paul Stone, who operates eight Spar stores in the Manchester area, was named as Retailer’s Retailer of the Year at the 2017 Convenience Retail Awards.

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Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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Don't forget the elderly

07 Feb 2018 | By HIM

HIM data shows that those aged 65 years and older make up almost a quarter (23%) of total c-store shoppers, writes Heidi Lanschuetzer.

David Knight

The 'F' word

06 Feb 2018 | By David Knight

Consolidation in the sector has turned Budgens retailer David’s thoughts to franchising.


Final hurdle

06 Feb 2018 | By David Rees

For retailers supplied by one of the Booker brands, the Tesco-Booker merger cannot come soon enough, writes C-Store’s editor.


Join the waste watchers

06 Feb 2018 Updated: 09 Feb 2018

Our C-Store Champions are taking the initiative in reducing energy and food waste, helping to look after the planet and cutting their costs.

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