Retail sales

Food sales strengthen in January, says ONS

Retail sales rose by 1% over the four-week period to 26 January 2019

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Hampshire Constabulary hunt Basingstoke McColl's robbers

14 Feb 2019 | By Christian Fuller

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a McColl’s store in Hampshire.

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Sainsbury's leads move towards displaying e-cigs on shop floor

14 Feb 2019 | By Gaelle Walker

Leading UK retailers and vape manufacturers are responding to the growing vape opportunity by relocating devices onto the shop floor.


Promoted: Why Nisa is the best choice for independent retailers Video

15 Feb 2019 | By Nisa

With multi award-winning stores across the UK and Ireland, Nisa is the proven partner of choice for many market-leading, independently minded retailers.

McColl's, The Square, Milnthorpe

Two men jailed following Cumbria McColl's ATM ram-raid

14 Feb 2019 | By Christian Fuller

Two men have been jailed for three years following an ATM ram raid at a McColl’s store in Cumbria.

Nuii Ice Cream Adventure

Froneri ice cream offer grows with Nuii brand

15 Feb 2019

Froneri is set to launch a new frozen brand in the indulgent sticks segment, with the roll-out of Nuii Ice Cream Adventure.

Cadbury ChocShake

Cadbury enters powdered milkshake market

15 Feb 2019

Cadbury is launching its first ever powdered milkshake with the introduction of Choc’Shake.

Haagen-Dazs Barista Collection

Häagen-Dazs combines coffee and ice cream

15 Feb 2019

Inspired by the growth in café culture, Häagen-Dazs is launching a new Barista ice cream collection 

Oli Lodge

What's keeping my till ringing?

15 Feb 2019

A partnership with Vapouriz has had a positive effect on sales of vaping products at Oli Lodge’s Londis service station in Waterlooville.

Local sourcing Hull

Local sourcing in Hull Video

Wharfedale Premier owner Sam Coldbeck explains the importance of sourcing local produce in an inner city store.

Formby Spar, Freshfields, Merseyside

Valentine's Day gallery

13 Feb 2019 | By Christian Fuller

Retailers and their staff have gone to a whole new level to make sure their stores show some love this Valentine’s Day.

Business rates

Cash in on rate relief

05 Feb 2019 Updated: 08 Feb 2019 | By Robin Mannering

Retailers with eligible sites can expect to receive a discount on their next rates bill. C-Store outlines the detail and potential obstacles ahead.

Premier Wharfedale Hull

Premier Wharfedale, Hull

05 Feb 2019 Updated: 08 Feb 2019 | By Sarah Britton

Sam Coldbeck’s Humberside store is benefiting from a host of new housing developments, and is adapting to meet the needs of both new and existing customers.

Spar Newbold Road

Spar Newbold Road, Chesterfield

23 Jan 2019 Updated: 25 Jan 2019

Richard Barron, owner of six Spar stores around Chesterfield, and Blakemore Guild member, used his Newbold Road store as a testbed for a new Blakemore model aimed at driving up margins.

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Reporting retail crime

05 Feb 2019 | By James Lowman

If retailers stop reporting crimes when they take place there’s a danger that forces will see theft as even less of a priority over time, says James.


Future thinking

23 Jan 2019 | By HIM

Zoe Jag-Nathan discusses HIM’s latest future of convenience report.

Pete Cheema

Silver linings

21 Jan 2019 | By Pete Cheema

There are several key indicators which mean that year 2019 could be a profitable one for convenience stores.


Prepared for anything

23 Jan 2019 Updated: 25 Jan 2019

Our C-Store Champions are readying themselves for whatever 2019 may throw at them with plans to improve ranges and control costs