John Lee, Daniel Johnson MSP and Pete Cheema

MSP launches consultation to protect Scottish shop workers

The new proposals have been welcomed by the Scottish Grocers Federation

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Spend n Save Gunman Incident

Family of high profile retailer wrestle gunman out of store Video

22 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

A brave shopkeeper and shop assistant have stopped a masked gunman, who tried to rob their West Midlands convenience store, by wrestling the man out of their shop

Amazon Go

Amazon to open revolutionary checkout-free store to public

22 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Amazon is set to open its first checkout-free convenience store to the public today (Monday), in a move which could revolutionise shopping convention.


Retailers urged to get behind plastic-free campaign

22 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Independent retailers have been urged to capitalise on the government’s plastic reduction agenda.

James Hall lorry

James Hall recalls pork products from Spar stores

22 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

James Hall is recalling two Spar branded pork products because they may contain salmonella.

Simple Soothing Deodorant Range

Simple reveals Soothing anti-perspirant

23 Jan 2018

Simple, the UK’s number one skincare brand from Unilever (Nielson Scantrack), has launched a new deodorant range called Simple Soothing anti-perspirant.

Pet Shelf greeting card

Animal-theme greetings cards bespoke for your store

23 Jan 2018

Independent greetings card company, Petshelf, is offering animal-theme greetings cards bespoke to store location. 

Stella Artois packaging

Stella Artois renews campaign

23 Jan 2018

Stella Artois has renewed its campaign with, to help give those in the developing world access to clean water.

Thatchers new packs

Thatchers eradicates plastic ring packaging

23 Jan 2018

Thatchers has developed and introduced recyclable cardboard packs, eradicating the need for plastic ring carriers.

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. 

Women in retail

Inequality street

23 Jan 2018 Updated: 26 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker, Gill Davies

Men dominate senior management levels in the c-store sector, where a gender imbalance means businesses are losing out on valuable skills and insight. C-Store looks at what’s preventing women from climbing the career ladder, and what can be done to encourage equality.


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.

Day-Today Barassie

Day-Today Barassie, South Ayrshire

23 Jan 2018 Updated: 26 Jan 2018 | By Nikki Cutler

Being new to store ownership isn’t holding back this business duo, whose combined talents have helped double sales at their first store and expand with a second.

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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Pete Cheema

Working together

23 Jan 2018 | By Pete Cheema

Only by working collaboratively can major government policy be made to work, argues Pete.

Richard Inglis

Tech matters

23 Jan 2018 | By Richard Inglis

Welcome Co-op owner Richard Inglis begins a new blog focusing on how he utilises technology to improve efficiencies.


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.


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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