Welsh government to remove business rate relief on ATMs


The Welsh government is to push ahead with plans to remove Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) from ATMs in April.

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Value refill solution designed to help stores join eco revolution


Convenience retailers keen to join the “refill revolution” are being offered a new route in, with the help of new social enterprise LocoSoco which offers a wide range of refillable household products at value price points.

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Blakemore Retail signs up 68 company-owned Spar stores to water refill app


Blakemore Retail has registered 68 of its company-owned Spar stores on the Refill app, which enables people to search for places where they can fill up water bottles for free and avoid the need to buy a plastic bottle.

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Costcutter Chislehurst, Kent

Anil Patel recently reopened his Costcutter store following a transformative three-month refit. He talks to C-Store about the impact the flagship store has had on sales. 


General Election: A political fix

Big Ben is out of action with ongoing repair work, and this continues to be a metaphor for what occurs in the chambers below. So which party is getting retailers’ votes on 12 December?

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An overrated deal

Pankaj Gupta rang complaining that he was receiving hefty demands from Cardtronics for rates on his ATM at Gian Supermarket in Newcastle.

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JJ’s Best-one, Gilfach

Welsh retailer Gareth Jones has been on a winning streak since joining the Best-one fascia last year. A store revamp has seen footfall soar and sales skyrocket

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David’s Kitchen, Kirkcaldy, Fife

The latest David’s Kitchen site opened last month in Kirkcaldy following a million pound investment. Food service remains at the heart of the brand, which already has sites in Falkirk and Glenrothes, but the latest store is the first to incorporate a full coffee shop offering alongside a c-store and deli counter. 

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