Police cuts put convenience stores at frontline of crime

Retailers are reporting an increase in crime and a lack of police support

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Thornton's Budgens outlines plastic-free vision

13 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Budgens retailer Andrew Thornton believes his Belsize Park store will be “virtually” plastic-free within three years and has challenged retailers and manufacturers to follow suit in his vision to reduce plastic packaging.

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Rates no longer apply to external ATMs following court ruling

12 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Retailers will no longer have to pay business rates for ATMs outside their shops, following a court ruling.


MPs to debate petition calling for plastic-free supermarket options

12 Nov 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Parliament will today (Monday) debate a petition calling for supermarkets to be required to offer a plastic-free packaging option for all their fruit and vegetables.

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Store closures "dramatically" outstripping openings

09 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

The pace of store closures “dramatically outstripped openings” in the first half of 2018, with a net 151 convenience stores disappearing from the UK’s top 500 high streets, according to Local Data Company (LDC) data.

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Cofresh extends Grills range with new flavours

12 Nov 2018

Cofresh has relaunched its Grills snack range with the addition of three new flavours and new-look packaging.

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Lambrini launches 'Win Our Mini' competition

12 Nov 2018

To celebrate its British roots, Lambrini has launched a limited-edition line-up of bottle wraps and competition to win a Mini Cooper.

Spar Dessert Pots

Three new desserts added to Spar own brand

09 Nov 2018

Spar has unveiled a new range of dessert pots, in a move to drive growth in the continental desserts sector.

Cadbury Xmas 2018 Advert

Cadbury festive ad celebrates Secret Santa gifting

09 Nov 2018

Cadbury has unveiled a new Christmas campaign encouraging families across the UK to become a Secret Santa.


Thornton's Budgens, Belsize Park Video

Owner Andrew Thornton discusses his vision to eliminate plastic packaging in store, and urges the backing of manufacturers and retailers.

Community shop

Beating hearts

13 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Created by their people for their people, community-owned shops offer a distinctive and increasingly successful retail proposition capitalising on local engagement.

Winter warmers

Winter Warmers

30 Oct 2018 Updated: 02 Nov 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Retailers in tourist locations have an advantage when it comes to sales and footfall in the summer months, but what happens when the weather turns and the holiday-makers stay at home? C-Store explores how stores in seasonal areas make the best of the winter season and adapt to changing demands.

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Bay Bashir, Go Local, Middlesbrough

13 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Bay Bashir’s five Middlesbrough stores are thriving after he recently switched supplier to Parfetts and joined the wholesaler’s Go Local symbol group.


Spar Market, Pwllheli, Wales

22 Oct 2018

Just over a year ago Conrad Davies embarked on a major revamp of his 3,000sq ft store in Pwllheli in Wales, relaunching it as the first Spar Market store.

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Healthy choices

31 Oct 2018 | By Linda Williams

Bans and restrictions are not the correct way to go about tackling obesity, says Linda.


Healthier range, happier shoppers

26 Oct 2018 | By HIM

Understanding the core differences between the average shopper and the healthy snacking shopper is essential, writes HIM’s Zoe Jag-Nathan.


Far-reaching impact?

17 Oct 2018 | By James Lowman

Last week the Scottish government published a consultation aimed at tackling obesity. We’ve seen a number of policies start in Scotland then become law in Westminster, says James.


Legends of the Fall

18 Oct 2018 Updated: 19 Oct 2018

With the summer gone and Christmas yet to come, our Champions reveal how they manage to drive footfall during the autumn months.

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