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Retail property sales up but value down in 2017

Average prices across retail fell by -0.4% last year, according to Christie’s

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Passport to Profit Trade Event winners

Today's Group reveals winning Passport to Profit retailers

18 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The three retailer winners of the Today’s Group’s Passport to Profit programme have been revealed.

Bestway Big Thank You Promotion

Bestway launches 'Big Thank You' retailer promotion

16 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Bestway Wholesale has announced its largest ever three-day promotional event, The Big Thank You.

coffee machine

UK coffee market grew by 7.3% in 2017, report reveals

16 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The UK coffee shop market grew in turnover by 7.3% to £9.6bn in 2017, according to a new report.

Iceland store

Supermarket Iceland aims to be plastic free by 2023

16 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Supermarket chain Iceland has announced plans to eliminate or drastically reduce plastic packaging used in all its own-label products.

Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy Range

Ben & Jerry's goes dairy-free

18 Jan 2018

Ben & Jerry’s has launched a new range of non-dairy flavours, backed by a £1 million campaign.

Magnum Chocolate & Hazelnut Praline Tub

Hazelnut Praline sku added to Magnum tub range

18 Jan 2018

Magnum has added a new Chocolate & Hazelnut Praline flavour to its luxury tub line-up.

New Bold 3-in-1 pods

P&G adds 3 in 1 pods to Bold portfolio

18 Jan 2018

P&G is enhancing its Bold portfolio with a new range of 3 in1 Pods which clean, soften and freshen clothes.

Lionheart ale

Lionheart offers 12th century style ale

17 Jan 2018

Brookfield Brewing Company has brewed a new artisan premium ale called Lionheart.

Holborn's Nutfield

Holborn's Nutfield, Surrey Video

Dean Holborn recently invested around £80,000 revamping his Nutfield store. C-Store paid him a visit. 


Mergers of convenience

10 Jan 2018 Updated: 12 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Tesco and Booker merger set the c-store sector on a course of consolidation, sparking a flurry of supply deals and takeovers. C-Store asks retailers their views on how they see the activity affecting their businesses.


Pay and go, go, go

14 Dec 2017 Updated: 15 Dec 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

There has been a revolution in the way customers pay for their shopping. C-Store looks at the potential of new card payment systems and what the technology means to retailers.

Lifestyle Extra Llanelli

Lifestyle Extra, Llanelli

30 Nov 2017 Updated: 01 Dec 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

As a cash & carry accountant, Venu Mittapally was used to dealing with large sums of money. Now as a Lifestyle Extra retailer, he’s spent £55,000 on a store refit in the Welsh town of Llanelli.

Biddles Spar

Biddles Spar, Redditch, Worcs

12 Jan 2018

Simon Biddle recently switched his 1,000sq ft Redditch Biddles store from Simply Fresh to Spar, in a joint venture with Spar distributor AF Blakemore.

Dear J@c

Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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New year, new starts

10 Jan 2018 | By HIM

It’s helpful to know that 32% of men and 42% of women are this year making a new year’s resolution, says HIM’s Chloe Kent.


Take shop theft seriously

08 Jan 2018 | By James Lowman

The way the police, courts and government treat shop theft is a growing concern for James.


A very new, new year

08 Jan 2018 Updated: 10 Jan 2018 | By David Rees

With such unprecedented change about to sweep through the independent convenience sector, 2018 will certainly be all about the “new”.


Bold plans for tough times

12 Jan 2018

No one is expecting 2018 to be an easy journey, but our Champions are prepared to ride out any bumps the next 12 months may provide.

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