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UK coffee market grew by 7.3% in 2017, report reveals

The number of UK coffee outlets grew by 1,215 over the least 12 months

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Bestway launches 'Big Thank You' retailer promotion

16 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Bestway Wholesale has announced its largest ever three-day promotional event, The Big Thank You.

Premier Stores

Man arrested over ATM explosion outside c-store

15 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

A man has been arrested in relation to an ATM explosion outside a Premier store in Clydebank, Scotland, which left another man critically injured.

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Police appeal for witnesses after tragic store robbery

15 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Police in Saltcoats, Glasgow are appealing for witnesses following a tragic store robbery.

B&M

Discounter B&M announces strong Q3 like-for-like sales

12 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Fast-growing discounter B&M has announced a 12.9% increase in like-for-like third quarter sales across its 569 UK stores.

Kallo Pop-Crisps

Kallo adds Pop-Crisps to healthy snacking shelves

16 Jan 2018

Kallo is launching Pop-Crisps, a new on-the-go snacking range featuring four innovative flavours.

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The breakaway breakfast

16 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Retailers are having to encourage time poor shoppers to avoid skipping breakfast with a range of formats and npd that stand out from the norm

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JPS competition supports brand upgrades

16 Jan 2018

Imperial is offering retailers the chance to make their dreams come true with a new competition.

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Whitley Neill adds new flavours to gin range

16 Jan 2018

Whitley Neill has extended its premium gin range with new Blood Orange and Raspberry flavours.

Holborn's Nutfield

Holborn's Nutfield, Surrey Video

Dean Holborn recently invested around £80,000 revamping his Nutfield store. C-Store paid him a visit. 

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Mergers of convenience

10 Jan 2018 Updated: 12 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Tesco and Booker merger set the c-store sector on a course of consolidation, sparking a flurry of supply deals and takeovers. C-Store asks retailers their views on how they see the activity affecting their businesses.

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Pay and go, go, go

14 Dec 2017 Updated: 15 Dec 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

There has been a revolution in the way customers pay for their shopping. C-Store looks at the potential of new card payment systems and what the technology means to retailers.

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Lifestyle Extra, Llanelli

30 Nov 2017 Updated: 01 Dec 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

As a cash & carry accountant, Venu Mittapally was used to dealing with large sums of money. Now as a Lifestyle Extra retailer, he’s spent £55,000 on a store refit in the Welsh town of Llanelli.

Biddles Spar

Biddles Spar, Redditch, Worcs

12 Jan 2018

Simon Biddle recently switched his 1,000sq ft Redditch Biddles store from Simply Fresh to Spar, in a joint venture with Spar distributor AF Blakemore.

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HIM

New year, new starts

10 Jan 2018 | By HIM

It’s helpful to know that 32% of men and 42% of women are this year making a new year’s resolution, says HIM’s Chloe Kent.

ACS

Take shop theft seriously

08 Jan 2018 | By James Lowman

The way the police, courts and government treat shop theft is a growing concern for James.

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A very new, new year

08 Jan 2018 Updated: 10 Jan 2018 | By David Rees

With such unprecedented change about to sweep through the independent convenience sector, 2018 will certainly be all about the “new”.

Champions

Bold plans for tough times

12 Jan 2018

No one is expecting 2018 to be an easy journey, but our Champions are prepared to ride out any bumps the next 12 months may provide.

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