Welsh government reveals permanent rate relief scheme

The initiative will provide 100% relief for sites with a rateable value of £6,000 or less

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No buyers found for former P&H van sales division

13 Dec 2017 | By David Rees

No takers have emerged for the van sales division of collapsed wholesaler Palmer & Harvey, and so the business will be wound down by the administrators


Shell UK selects Booker as its new supply partner

13 Dec 2017 | By David Rees

Booker has signed a new three-year deal to supply Shell UK stores nationally


CMA studying Henderson purchase of McColl's stores

13 Dec 2017 | By David Rees

The Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has served an enforcement order on Northern Ireland Spar retailer and distributor Henderson, putting the group’s acquisition of five stores from McColl’s on temporary hold

Costcutter Kirton

Costcutter contingency plans start rolling into action

13 Dec 2017 | By David Rees

Costcutter maintains it has put measures in place to help retailers’ short-term cash flow issues by setting up direct accounts with wholesalers, billed through their normal Costcutter account

Strathmore Water Official 2019 Glasgow Supplier

Strathmore Water to hydrate athletics championships

15 Dec 2017

Strathmore Water will be the official supplier for the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships.

 F1 drivers involved in Diageo campaign

Millions pledge not to drink and drive in Diageo campaign

15 Dec 2017

Diageo has secured more than 7 million pledges never to drink and drive through its programme Johnnie Walker #JoinThePact.

Christmas display at Laceby Lodge

What's keeping my till ringing?

15 Dec 2017

Kris Harrison, store manager at Laceby Lodge Services, in Grimsby, says Christmas essentials are keeping his till ringing.

Allinson's Artisan Loaves

Allinson's reveals new premium range

14 Dec 2017

Allinson’s is launching a new three-strong range of premium artisan breads.

Spar Eat 17

Eat 17, Bishop's Stortford Video

Eat 17 opened its fourth Spar-branded store a few weeks ago, in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire. C-Store paid a visit to arguably their most ambitious store yet.  


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.


What's in store for 2018?

14 Dec 2017 Updated: 15 Dec 2017

Where will the coming 12 months lead you? Industry experts and retailers give their advice on the trends to watch and areas to invest in.

Lifestyle Extra Llanelli

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.

Premier Thind Convenience Store Bedford

Supplier in your store: Premier Thind, Bedford

17 Nov 2017

C-Store went to see Pammi Thind, a new recruit to Heineken’s Star Retailer programme, at his Premier store in Bedford.

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The art and science of displays

01 Dec 2017 | By HIM

For the first time we can help retailers and suppliers challenge the conventional practices around shopper marketing, says HIM’s Blake Gladman.


Budget analysis

30 Nov 2017 | By James Lowman

So what did you make of the Budget? Frustration with announcements on minimum pay and tobacco duty, or silver linings on business rates?


All systems go

15 Nov 2017 | By Linda Williams

Premier retailers Linda and Dennis prepare their store for Christmas and a new Aldi in Edinburgh.

C-Store Champions

A year of jumping hurdles

14 Dec 2017 Updated: 15 Dec 2017

Our C-Store Champions report that this year they’ve had to work smart to stay stay profitable against tough legislation and competition.

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