Number of plastic bags issued by retailers plummets

The seven main retailers issued 83% fewer bags in the year to April compared to 2014 

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Drynites new packs

Dry Nites upgrades packs and products

21 Jul 2017

Dry Nites is upgrading its packaging and product designs.

Grace Foods reader competition

Reader offer: Win stock and POS with Grace Foods

21 Jul 2017

Grace Foods is giving retailers the chance to win POS and £50-worth of products.

Andrew Porter

What's keeping my till ringing?

21 Jul 2017

Andrew Porter, Creightons group manager, says protein products have pulled in a new generation of shoppers. 

Goodness Knows

Mars reveals new treats brand Goodness Knows

21 Jul 2017

Mars Chocolate UK has launched a new brand called Goodness Knows, its biggest UK brand launch since Celebrations.


Simply Fresh, Cheltenham Video

Mani Singh, manager of Simply Fresh in Cheltenham, discusses the new company-owned store. 


Which way for rates appeals?

12 Jul 2017 Updated: 14 Jul 2017 | By Andrew Don

Business rates can be confusing and a new appeal system has done little to help the situation. C-Store examines the new regime.

Food service

Foodservice brands: On the menu

11 Jul 2017 Updated: 14 Jul 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The likes of Subway have led the way in terms of foodservice partnerships with c-stores. However, with the food-to-go market intensifying, retailers are also looking to emerging brands to provide them with a fresh point of difference. C-Store looks at what’s on offer.

Costcutter Kirton

Costcutter Kirton, Boston

27 Jun 2017 Updated: 30 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Mother and daughter duo Suenita and Manjula Keshwara have broken new ground by being among the few to pilot the Shopper First programme.

Nisa Upper Beeding

Nisa Upper Beeding, West Sussex

11 Jul 2017 Updated: 14 Jul 2017

Last year Jai Patel invested £100,000 in refurbishing his Upper Beeding site in West Sussex to the Nisa ‘store of the future’ model.

Dear J@c

Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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Pete Cheema

A healthy challenge

14 Jul 2017 | By Pete Cheema

Scottish retailers are tackling obesity and don’t need further regulation, SGF’s chief executive asserts.

Donna Mullan

Becoming a multi-site retailer

11 Jul 2017 | By Donna Mullan

Meet our new Our Store columnist, CRA 2017 winner Donna Mullan

Matt Smith

Enhance the shopper's experience

03 Jul 2017 | By HIM

One way to differentiate yourself is by providing fantastic customer service and a great in-store experience, writes HIM’s Matt Smith.


Keep your cool this summer

03 Jul 2017

As temperatures outside rise, so too can footfall. Here our C-Store Champions explain how they make the most of the summer months.

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Britvic webinar

Understanding the soft drinks levy

30 Jun 2017

What is the soft drinks industry levy or so-called “sugar tax”, and what does it mean for your business?