CE Co-op Extra Time Checkout

Central England Co-op trials 'extra time' checkouts

The pilot project is aimed at helping vulnerable shoppers at the till

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Camelot Quarterly Prize Winner

Manchester retailer wins £10,000 in Camelot prize draw

14 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Waquar Akhtar, of Choudhry Brothers convenience store in Greater Manchester, has been named as the first National Lottery retailer to win £10,000 through Camelot’s Site, Stock, Sell quarterly prize draw.

Southern Co-op Charity Awareness Week

Southern Co-op staff raise £50,000 for local causes

14 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Southern Co-operative has raised £50,000 for charities across the south of England after its staff took part in the society’s annual Charity Awareness Week.

Sainsbury's scan and go

Sainsbury's offers checkout-free shopping in London Local

13 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Sainsbury’s has launched ‘scan and go’ technology in its busy convenience store in Clapham North, London.

Food to Go portions

Calls for caps on food to go portion sizes in Scotland

13 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Portion sizes offered by food to go stores and outlets in Scotland are too large and must be capped, a new study by the government-funded research and advisory body Obesity Action Scotland claims.

Lomond Italian Twists

Lomond extends hot food-to-go offer

16 Aug 2018

Lomond, the wholesale food co, has extended its hot food offering with additions including buffalo wings, mozzarella balls and chilli brisket.

Levi Roots Snack Pots

Levi Roots rolls out Caribbean Snack Pots

16 Aug 2018

Aimia Foods is adding to the on-the-go snacking offering with new Levi Roots Caribbean Snack Pots (rrp £1.29).

On pack promo

Mars' Sweet Sundays promotion returns

16 Aug 2018

For the seventh year running, Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK has brought back its Sweet Sundays promotion

VK Watermelon

Watermelon crowned winner of VK new flavour poll

16 Aug 2018

The fastest growing traditional RTD in the UK’s off-trade (Nielsen 52 w/e. 30.06.18), VK has unveiled its new flavour.


Nisa Motherwell Road, Bellshill Video

Retailer Daniall Nadeem discusses his new Nisa store in Bellshill, Scotland, which opened on 6 July on the site of a former pub. 


Beyond price

24 Jul 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The discounters are becoming a force to be reckoned with, stretching the battleground beyond pounds and pence and changing the face of the UK grocery industry along the way. C-Store looks at their route to success and asks whether independent stores can fight back.


For your own protection

11 Jul 2018 Updated: 13 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Robbery is one of the most extreme experiences faced by retailers. C-Store explores how store owners can prepare for the worst.

Save Local Colchester

Save Local, Colchester

12 Jun 2018 Updated: 15 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

For more than four years, Andrea Aston worked on the design and construction of her own store. The new Save Local in Colchester is the result of her ambition.

Coop Italia Bicocca Milan

Coop Italia, Bicocca, Milan

13 Aug 2018

Interactive technology and cool design are laying a template for the future of retail in Milan’s affluent suburb of Bicocca

Dear J@c

Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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Linda Williams

A sizzling summer

14 Aug 2018 | By Linda Williams

June, July and now August have been good months for our sector, says Linda

Richard Inglis

Staying ahead of the hackers

14 Aug 2018 | By Richard Inglis

Despite a robust set-up, Richard’s IT system was hacked. Here’s his advice after the experience


Fee to use?

25 Jul 2018 | By James Lowman

Link must continue to be held to account over the effects of interchange fee cuts, James argues.

C-Store Champions

Create aisles of smiles

25 Jul 2018

Finding and retaining staff can be a tricky and time-consuming business. Our C-Store Champions reveal how they handle the issue.

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