Only 9% of crimes result in a charge or summons

The figure is lower for incidents of robbery and theft, Home Office figures suggest

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Sainsbury's and WHSmith Travel launch food-to-go trial

19 Jul 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Sainsbury’s is to start selling a range of its own label food-to-go products in WHSmith Travel stores as part of a new trial.


French competition authority probes Tesco-Carrefour alliance

18 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

France’s competition regulator has launched an investigation into the strategic alliance between Tesco and French retailer Carrefour.


Promoted: Why Nisa is the best choice for independent retailers Video

11 Jul 2018 | By Nisa

With multi award-winning stores across the UK and Ireland, Nisa is the proven partner of choice for many market-leading, independently minded retailers.

Nisa Axe Close Luton

Nisa retailer updates second store in Luton estate

18 Jul 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Retailer Barry Patel has revamped his smaller Nisa store in Luton Marsh Farm Estate, with a greater emphasis on fresh and a new food-to-go section.

Perfectly Clear Kids Range

Perfectly Clear unveils rebranded kids drinks

20 Jul 2018

Perfectly Clear has revealed a new set of designs for its kids drinks range.

McVitie's Chocfilled Thins

McVitie's Thins get Chocfilled and Hobnob additions

20 Jul 2018

Pladis has launched two new additions in its McVitie’s Thins range: Digestives Chocfilled Thins and Hobnobs Thins.

Official 2018 England Cricket Trading Cards

Collectable cards launched for cricket enthusiasts

20 Jul 2018

The England and Wales Cricket Board has licensed Tap’N’Play Cricket Pty Ltd to release Official 2018 England Cricket trading cards.

CDM less sugar

Cadbury reveals raft of low sugar treats

20 Jul 2018

Mondelez International has unveiled sugar reduction plans for many of its treats, including Cadbury, Oreo and Maynards Bassetts.


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. 


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.


The price is right

11 Jul 2018 Updated: 13 Jul 2018 | By Robin Mannering

All eyes are on Scotland as the first UK nation to have adopted Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol. The jury was out ahead of its introduction in May. Now, several months on, the verdict from retailers is in: it’s been good for business.

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.

Battersea General Store

Battersea General Store, London

12 Jul 2018 Updated: 13 Jul 2018

Raj Bathia opened the 6,500sq ft Battersea General Store in July 2017. Located within the £9bn regenerated Battersea Power Station, Raj has described it as “your global local store”.

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Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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Richard Inglis

Maximise epos potential

13 Jul 2018 | By Richard Inglis

Many excellent retailers are not making the most of epos and technology, says Welcome Co-op franchisee Richard.

Pete Cheema

War on snacks?

12 Jul 2018 | By Pete Cheema

Restrictions on promotions of snacks and confectionery need to work for all parties, argues Pete.

Sam Coldbeck

Protect reponsible retailers

04 Jul 2018 | By Samantha Coldbeck

Legislation has to be policed correctly to protect the many responsible retailers who often lose out financially because they comply with the law, says Samantha.

C-Store champions

The deal on meal deals

29 Jun 2018

C-stores are expected to offer competitive meal deals, but tight margins make this a challenge. Our C-Store Champions reveal their tactics.

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