Store worker locked in room during south Wales store robbery


Police are appealing for information in relation to a knife-point robbery at convenience store in south Wales.

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AF Blakemore seeks growth with new distribution depot


AF Blakemore & Sons is to open a new purpose-built warehouse in Bedford as it seeks to expand its retail, wholesale and foodservice divisions.

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England’s youth smoking rate continues to fall


The number of English secondary school pupils who have ever smoked has dropped to its lowest ever level, the latest Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People 2018 report has revealed.

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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.

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The modern convenience store

Shopper trends are evolving as fast as ever, meaning retailers and symbol groups are having to revisit their whole offer to remain relevant and sustainable. Here we look at some of the latest versions of a modern c-store.

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Moni White, who runs St Erth Post Office in Hayle, Cornwall, had her business on the market with RTA Business Consultants for four or five years.

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Student special: The Village Store, University of Sheffield

Those attending Sheffield university can rest easy in the knowledge their campus c-store manager Rachel Fletcher knows exactly what students want.

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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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