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Post Office cleared to acquire Payzone bill payments arm

The deal is expected to be completed in the next week after gaining CMA approval

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Canada

Canada stores call for cannabis and tobacco consistency

18 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Canadian convenience stores are calling on the government to apply the same packaging and labelling restrictions to both tobacco and cannabis products following their legalisation yesterday (17 October.)

Budgens Prestbury frozen

Frozen food category in consistent sales growth

17 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Frozen food sales are continuing to storm ahead, with the category now worth more than £6.2bn and up 4.8% year on year.

CRA 2019

Convenience Retail Awards 2019 open for entries

17 Oct 2018 | By David Rees

Entries are now open for the 2019 Convenience Retail Awards, the premier award scheme dedicated to retailers in the UK’s convenience sector.

ACS heart of community

East of England Co-op highlights success of food waste scheme

17 Oct 2018 | By Robin Mannering

East of England Co-operative has seen a 25% reduction in both food waste and the cost of waste disposal since it started selling products past their ‘best before’ date at discounted prices.

Walkers new festive range

Walkers launches limited edition festive-themed range

19 Oct 2018

Walkers has launched a festive range of Christmas dinner-inspired crisps, with the ongoing Brussels Sprout debate at the heart of the campaign.

Dave Hiscutt

What's keeping my till ringing?

19 Oct 2018

Dave Hiscutt, manager of Londis Westham Road, in Weymouth, says his range of craft beers offer great margins and helps attract more customers.

pesto

Globally-inspired pesto range from Epicure

18 Oct 2018

Epicure is set to launch a range of five new pestos, each taking inspiration from a different part of the world.

Fruit Shoot Juiced Orange and Pineapple

Britvic celebrates Juiced success with TV advert

17 Oct 2018

Britvic is set to release a new television advert this month for the latest addition to its Fruit Shoot range, Juiced.

On the agenda: The environment Video

C-Store editor David Rees introduces a short film on the plastic reduction agenda, featuring Defra, the ACS, Zero Waste Scotland and leading retailers.

Epos

Get smarter with statistics

04 Oct 2018 Updated: 05 Oct 2018 | By Sarah Britton

More and more retailers are investing in epos, but the majority are failing to use this smart technology to analyse data and save money.

Premium basket

Hey big spender

03 Oct 2018 Updated: 05 Oct 2018 | By Sarah Britton

As Tesco rolls out its latest bargain basement format, Jack’s, there are other retailers who are setting their sights on a more upmarket future.

Welcome Co-op Islington

Welcome Co-op, Islington, London

19 Sep 2018 Updated: 21 Sep 2018 | By David Rees

With a new IT system fully bedded in, Southern Co-op is on the lookout for more independent retailer partners for its store franchise programme. C-Store catches up with Prateek Shukla, one of the recent recruits, at his store in Islington, North London.

Simpy Fresh Manchester

Simply Fresh Manchester

02 Oct 2018 Updated: 05 Oct 2018

Jas Bhattle’s latest store is part of a new development in Piccadilly Place, Manchester.

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Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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ACS

Far-reaching impact?

17 Oct 2018 | By James Lowman

Last week the Scottish government published a consultation aimed at tackling obesity. We’ve seen a number of policies start in Scotland then become law in Westminster, says James.

Steve Barnes

Vital support

04 Oct 2018 | By Steve Barnes

GroceryAid chief executive Steve Barnes discusses the findings of its new Impact Report.

HIM

Fuelling growth at the forecourt

21 Sep 2018 | By HIM

Shoppers are increasingly turning to forecourts for their weekly top-up needs, writes Giorgio Rigali.

McColls

Legends of the Fall

18 Oct 2018 Updated: 19 Oct 2018

With the summer gone and Christmas yet to come, our Champions reveal how they manage to drive footfall during the autumn months.

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