Simply Food

M&S slows Simply Food growth amid clothing store closures

The number of company-owned food stores due to open in 2018/19 is down 15 to about 30

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Tobacco gantry

'Track and trace' tobacco legislation to impact retailers

21 May 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Tobacco retailers will have to apply for unique codes before they will be able to order tobacco stock under new ’track and trace’ tobacco controls, designed to help curb the illicit trade.

South Shileds

Best-one signs up 125 stores in first four months of 2018

18 May 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Best-one has announced it recruited 125 stores in the first four months of the year.

Plastic Bottles

ACS raises plastic tax concerns with Treasury

18 May 2018 Updated: 18 May 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has urged the government not to tax retailers when considering measures to reduce single use plastics.


CMA opens investigation into Sainsbury's-Asda merger

18 May 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has formally opened its investigation into the proposed Sainsbury’s-Asda merger.

Black Tower summer bottle

Black Tower unveils its summer look

22 May 2018

Black Tower’s latest packaging features an eye-catching new design, available throughout the summer.

World Cup

World Cup: A match made in store

22 May 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The World Cup only comes around every four years so retailers should take advantage of the opportunity to score extra sales this summer

Summer drinks

Summer drinks: Give reasons to celebrate

22 May 2018 | By Nikki Cutler

The sun has the knack for putting smiles on faces and even more so for c-store retailers who can count on this season to pull in BWS shoppers

Cathedral City 'The Big Slice'

Cathedral City creates the "ultimate cheese slice"

22 May 2018

Dairy Crest has extended its Cathedral City sliced cheese range with ’The Big Slice’ - a pack of larger, thicker slices, designed to fit a piece of bread perfectly.

Spar Tunbridge Wells

Spar Liptraps Lane, Tunbridge Wells Video

Owner Dee Patel and MSP Systems founder Romesh Perera discuss the new high-tech Spar store in Tunbridge Wells. 


GDPR: Playing the data game

15 May 2018 Updated: 18 May 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

In a few days, hard hitting new laws on data protection will come into force. C-Store looks at what the regulations mean to your business.

Southern Co-op

Crime busters

15 May 2018 Updated: 18 May 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Cuts in police budgets and a rising tide of retail theft have led to some out-of-the-box thinking on how to tackle business crime. The Southern Co-op’s Gareth Lewis tells C-Store how a joined-up approach is working in Sussex

Surrey Uni

CRA 2018: Simply Fresh, Surrey University

23 Apr 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Simply Fresh Surrey University is scoring top marks with its student customer base and claimed the Innovation Award at the 2018 Convenience Retail Awards - and a final spot in the Food to go Retailer of the Year category.

Budgens Moreton in Marsh

CRA 2018: Warner's Budgens, Moreton-in-Marsh

15 May 2018 Updated: 18 May 2018

The 10,000sq ft Cotswolds-based store earned the title Off Licence Retailer of the Year at the 2018 Convenience Retail Awards.

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Co-op Welcome Frobisher House

Choosing alarm systems

16 May 2018 | By Richard Inglis

Welcome Co-op franchisee Richard Inglis offers some top tips on some vital technology.


A cloudy picture

16 May 2018 | By Linda Williams

Linda and her staff are still having to educate mystified shoppers about Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland.


Welcome to the new world

16 May 2018 Updated: 16 May 2018 | By David Rees

The completion of the Co-op’s takeover of Nisa signals the start of a whole new way of doing business, not just for Nisa retailers but for Costcutter stores, too, writes C-Store’s editor.


Refit and recharge sales

02 May 2018 Updated: 04 May 2018

Store refits may mean some – or a lot of – upheaval and are a major investment, but our C-Store Champions agree that they are worth it

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