Plastic Bottles

UK shoppers prioritise eco-friendly packaged products

Two-thirds of consumers prefer to buy products that respect the environment

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Swan Pharmacy

Store fined £10,304 for selling a £4 pack of razor blades

14 Nov 2018 | By Brian Warshaw

A pharmacy has just been fined £8,000 with £2,304 costs for selling a packet of five Wilkinson Sword razor blades to a boy who admitted he was only 15 years of age.


Police cuts put convenience stores at frontline of crime

13 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The personal safety of retailers across the country is being put at risk as stores trade against a backdrop of rising crime and a slide in police funding, store owners have warned. 

Supermarket shopper

Premium grocers drive supermarket sales slowdown

13 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Supermarket sales slowed in October 2018 compared to the same time last year, with premium grocers Waitrose (-1.3%) and Marks & Spencer (-1.2%) recording a marked decline in sales, according to Nielsen data.

Thorntons Budgens

Thornton's Budgens outlines plastic-free vision

13 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Budgens retailer Andrew Thornton believes his Belsize Park store will be “virtually” plastic-free within three years and has challenged retailers and manufacturers to follow suit in his vision to reduce plastic packaging.

Swizzels Great British Dessert Chews

Swizzels unwraps new consumer-created sweets

14 Nov 2018

British sweet manufacturer Swizzels has revealed its newest sweet creation invented by a consumer, launching into stores next year.

Nomadic Lovely Live Yogurts

Nomadic launches trio of layered yogurts

14 Nov 2018

Small batch yogurt maker Nomadic has announced its new Lovely Live Yogurt range is launching into the UK convenience channel.

Country Choice Savour It Range

Country Choice introduces new bake-in-the-pack portfolio

14 Nov 2018

Country Choice has introduced Savour It: a new bake-in-the-pack range of ready made paninis and wraps.

Special K Protein Cereals

New protein cereals and variety pack for Special K

14 Nov 2018

Special K is aiming to help retailers reach health-conscious shoppers with the launch of a new variety pack and protein cereals.


Thornton's Budgens, Belsize Park Video

Owner Andrew Thornton discusses his vision to eliminate plastic packaging in store, and urges the backing of manufacturers and retailers.

Community shop

Beating hearts

13 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Created by their people for their people, community-owned shops offer a distinctive and increasingly successful retail proposition capitalising on local engagement.

Winter warmers

Winter Warmers

30 Oct 2018 Updated: 02 Nov 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Retailers in tourist locations have an advantage when it comes to sales and footfall in the summer months, but what happens when the weather turns and the holiday-makers stay at home? C-Store explores how stores in seasonal areas make the best of the winter season and adapt to changing demands.

Go Local Wolviston

Bay Bashir, Go Local, Middlesbrough

13 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Bay Bashir’s five Middlesbrough stores are thriving after he recently switched supplier to Parfetts and joined the wholesaler’s Go Local symbol group.


Spar Market, Pwllheli, Wales

22 Oct 2018

Just over a year ago Conrad Davies embarked on a major revamp of his 3,000sq ft store in Pwllheli in Wales, relaunching it as the first Spar Market store.

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A safe place?

14 Nov 2018 | By David Rees

The shocking, but not entirely surprising, findings of our mini survey of c-store operators is that practically every single one has been a recent victim of crime.


Healthy choices

31 Oct 2018 | By Linda Williams

Bans and restrictions are not the correct way to go about tackling obesity, says Linda.


Healthier range, happier shoppers

26 Oct 2018 | By HIM

Understanding the core differences between the average shopper and the healthy snacking shopper is essential, writes HIM’s Zoe Jag-Nathan.


Get a clear view on crime

14 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018

Our C-Store Champions share their experiences of crime in their stores, its effect on their businesses, and how they are fighting the battle.

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