Sales assistant of the year 2017

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Harrogate Water goes for hockey gold

21 Aug 2017

Harrogate Water has announced a major three-year sponsorship agreement with England and Great Britain Hockey.

NFL Mustard partnership

Heinz Yellow Mustard partners NFL

21 Aug 2017

Heinz Yellow Mustard is sponsoring the UK NFL, building on its association with hot dogs.

Dr. Oetker Pud in a Mug

Dr. Oetker extends Pud in a Mug range

18 Aug 2017

The UK’s leading home baking brand, Dr. Oetker, has added a banana and choc chip flavour to its Pud In a Mug range.

Barbara Gregory

What's keeping my till ringing?

18 Aug 2017

Barbara Gregory, of McColls Sandbach, says sampling days are helping boost her food-to-go range.

Police seek info on ATM raiders at Hatton Nisa store Video

Derbyshire Contabulary have released this CCTV footage of a raid at the Nisa store in Hatton, in which a group of men used a digger to smash and grab a cash machine from a wall.

Eros Retail

A healthy business plan

14 Aug 2017 | By Nikki Cutler

Keeping the next generation of shoppers happy and healthy makes sound business sense. Here C-Store looks at how stores are working with schools and kids’ clubs to build awareness of nutrition.

Simply Fresh St James

The draw of the small store

14 Aug 2017 | By Robin Mannering

There’s nothing small about the allure of stores under 1,000sq ft. C-Store looks at how retailers can sweat the space of a limited area.

Costcutter Kirton

Costcutter Kirton, Boston

27 Jun 2017 Updated: 30 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Mother and daughter duo Suenita and Manjula Keshwara have broken new ground by being among the few to pilot the Shopper First programme.

Spar Tidworth

Spar Tidworth, Wiltshire

14 Aug 2017 | By David Rees

Located in the village of Tidworth on the Hampshire-Wiltshire border, the Connolly family’s Spar store has benefited from a £1.2m redevelopment.

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Promote your local value

14 Aug 2017 | By James Lowman

Celebrate the fact that convenience stores are at the heart of the local communities they serve, says James Lowman.

Louise Howarth

Get ready for back-to-school

26 Jul 2017 | By HIM

As many as seven out of 10 of parents with school-age children say that they make a conscious decision to ensure their children eat healthily at school lunch time, writes Louise McWhirter.

David Knight

Tipping point

24 Jul 2017 | By David Knight

There is a tipping point where artificially low food prices are no longer sustainable, says West Sussex Budgens retailer David Knight.

Customer service

The customer's always right

26 Jul 2017 Updated: 28 Jul 2017

Customer service is arguably an independent’s biggest advantage over the mults. Our C-Store Champions reveal how they keep up standards.

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Britvic webinar

Understanding the soft drinks levy

30 Jun 2017

What is the soft drinks industry levy or so-called “sugar tax”, and what does it mean for your business?