Industry warning over decline in EU immigrants coming to UK

The number of EU citizens coming to the UK looking for work has fallen by 35,000

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Tesco Extra

Booker catering store opens within a Tesco Extra

22 Feb 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Booker has opened its first ChefCentral store within one of Tesco’s largest Extra stores in Bar Hill Cambridge.

Booker-Makro depot in Sheffield

Booker recalls Happy Shopper ketchup over safety fears

22 Feb 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Booker is recalling Happy Shopper Tomato Ketchup because some packs of the product may contain pieces of plastic.

Londis Blean

Promotions drive 'three billion' foodservice visits a year

21 Feb 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Offering promotions in Britain’s out-of-home market (OOH) amounts to an extra three billion visits a year, according to NPD Group data.


Shoppers name Best-one UK's best symbol operator

21 Feb 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Shoppers have named Best-one as the UK’s third best convenience operator ahead of all other symbol groups.

Southern Comfort Black and cola

Southern Comfort gets authentic new sku

23 Feb 2018

New Southern Comfort Black is bringing a robust blend to the iconic New Orleans brand.

Easter spread

Put on a spread this Easter

23 Feb 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The Easter opportunity goes much further than chocolate eggs as shoppers use the four-day break to celebrate together and indulge

Protein products

Protein: Making it to the mainstream

23 Feb 2018 | By Nikki Cutler

Turns out protein is not just a fad. It’s time for all retailers to get in on the products that now appeal to a wider variety of convenience customers

The Sun Savers Grand Selfie

Retailers win digital screen in The Sun promotion

23 Feb 2018

This Saturday (February 24), The Sun newspaper is launching a ‘Grand Selfie’ promotion, giving retailers the chance to win a digital screen worth £2,000.

Eldred Drive Stores

Responsible retailing: Eldred Drive Stores, Orpington Video

Anita Nye, manager of Premier Eldred Drive Stores, explains why the store has implemented a ban on the sale of energy drinks to under-16s - and discusses the importance of responsible retailing in general.


Keeping the figures in check

20 Feb 2018 Updated: 23 Feb 2018 | By Gill Davies

Most retailers would prefer to be out on the shopfloor rather than looking at the accounts, but neglect this important area at your peril.


Wheels of commerce

06 Feb 2018 Updated: 09 Feb 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

You might think that the multiples have home delivery and click and collect all sewn up, but new players are helping to open up the market to c-store retailers ready to step up a gear. C-Store talks to store owners who are proving that they too can deliver

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.

Spar Madigans Court

CRA Best New Store finalist: Spar Madigans Court, Belfast

22 Feb 2018 Updated: 23 Feb 2018

The Best New Store award at CRA 2018 has attracted an outstandingly high standard of entries once again this year, showing the willingness of convenience retailers across the country to make big investments in order to satisfy and raise customer expectations. Here we profile the second of three stores on this year’s shortlist. 

Dear J@c

Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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Richard Inglis

Let the tech take the strain

20 Feb 2018 | By Richard Inglis

Maybe now is the time to refresh your staff management, writes Welcome Co-op franchisee Richard.


Rural ATM threat

20 Feb 2018 | By James Lowman

Cuts to the Link cash machine interchange fee are concerning, says James Lowman.


Don't forget the elderly

07 Feb 2018 | By HIM

HIM data shows that those aged 65 years and older make up almost a quarter (23%) of total c-store shoppers, writes Heidi Lanschuetzer.


Join the waste watchers

06 Feb 2018 Updated: 09 Feb 2018

Our C-Store Champions are taking the initiative in reducing energy and food waste, helping to look after the planet and cutting their costs.

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