BWG grows c-store sales in Ireland, but Appleby Westward falls back


Irish Spar wholesaler BWG grew turnover by 6.2% to €1.5bn in the past year, according to financial results published by South African parent company The Spar Group (TSG).


General Election: Green Party vows small business help and plastic clampdown


The Green Party has announced a number of measures aimed at helping small businesses and has committed to banning the production of single-use plastic for packaging.


Central England Co-op launches crackdown on staff abuse


The Central England Co-op has linked up with police forces to launch a new campaign warning people that verbal and physical threats towards workers will ‘not be tolerated’.

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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.


Food safety training: Putting you in safe hands

With numerous convenience business models now centred around food to go, food safety training has become an even greater priority.


Was this a contract?

“I do hope that there is someone who shares my experience of debt recovery for the news/mags delivery service,” writes Subhash Varambhia from Snutch News in Leicester, “if so I am willing to pay for the advice/support.”


Bargain Booze Select Convenience, Ulverston

Former Wine Rack executive Haydn Hicks has redefined the Bargain Booze brand at his Select Convenience store in Cumbria, with on trade and food to go to the fore

MAIN PIC Japan 7-11 fresh food interior

Retail in Japan

With a large and largely urban population, Japan has one of the highest concentrations of convenience stores in the world, and the stores play an important role in feeding busy but demanding consumers on the move.

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