Blakemore depot

Bestway agrees to buy two Blakemore depots

All Blakemore staff at the Cardiff and Walsall depots will be retained as part of the deal

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Warm weather and Royal Wedding boost May retail sales

14 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Warm weather and Royal Wedding celebrations united to create a sunny spell of sales for retailers in May, new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) suggests.

Pass My Parcel

Connect Group to close Pass My Parcel service

14 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Connect Group, the parent company of Smiths News, has announced it plans to close its Pass My Parcel service, which is used by an associated network of 3,000 retailers.

Costcutter Ordering

Costcutter rolls out updated ordering platform for retailers

13 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has rolled out its latest ordering platform upgrade, designed to help retailers operate more efficiently.

Energy drink choice

MPs hold inquiry into energy drinks health fears

13 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

An influential committee of MPs have held an inquiry into the possible effects that energy drinks have on the mental and physical health of children and young people.

Beluga vodka

Beluga joins Halewood premium vodka range

18 Jun 2018

Halewood Wines & Spirits has secured distribution rights to Beluga, producers of a range of super-premium Russian vodkas.

Burtons 100-Calorie Snacks

Burton's unwraps 100 calorie snack packs

18 Jun 2018

Burton’s Biscuit Company is relaunching its core Minis products in support of Public Health England’s 100 calorie snack initiative.

Doritos Collisions

Doritos shakes up snacks with dual-flavour Collisions

18 Jun 2018

Doritos is shaking up the savoury snacks category with new Collisions, a combination of two bold flavours in one bag.

Comfort Intense Enchanted Garden

Summer ready with Comfort Intense Enchanted Garden

18 Jun 2018

Comfort is expanding its Intense collection with a new limited-edition summer fragrance.

Promoted: Boosting biscuits Video

Mondelez International has worked with C-Store to re-invigorate the biscuit fixtures in a selection of c-stores.


Tutorial: Raising the bar in biscuits

18 Jun 2018

As part of C-Store’s Shop Project, Mondelez International visited five stores with a plan to build biscuit sales and create new opportunities.

Food hygiene

Sign up to high standards

14 Jun 2018 Updated: 15 Jun 2018 | By Nikki Cutler

All stores will soon have to display their food hygiene ratings for all shoppers to see, so it’s crucial retailers run a five-star operation.

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.

Jet Spar Selby

CRA 2018: Jet Spar, Selby

31 May 2018 Updated: 01 Jun 2018

Nick Baker, owner of NJB Services, which operates five Spar forecourts in the North, has carried out a daring £1.3m knock-down and rebuild to turn his 600sq ft basic c-store into a 2,000sq ft futuristic glass-fronted two-storey store.

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Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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Have sales of reduced-calorie soft drinks risen in store since the sugar tax came into force in April?

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Richard Inglis

Turn to tech to keep you running

12 Jun 2018 | By Richard Inglis

Richard discusses the benefits of using RDM units to monitor temperatures in his chillers and freezers.


Targeting business crime

12 Jun 2018 | By James Lowman

The recent expert report on tackling retail crime takes a pragmatic approach, says James.

Heidi Lanschuetzer

Following the healthy agenda

31 May 2018 | By HIM

Making it easy for shoppers to choose a healthier option over a not-so-healthy one is paramount, writes HIM’s Heidi Lanschuetzer.

ice cream

The scoop on summer 2018

31 May 2018 Updated: 01 Jun 2018

Summer can be big business for c-stores, but each year brings surprises. Our C-Store Champions discuss what’s new in their coolbox of tricks.

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