Spar Parkfoot

Spar Parkfoot sponsors England Women's rugby player

Rosie Dalligan will recieve funding towards her career from her former employer

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MP tables bill to protect retail workers from abuse

15 Oct 2018 | By Robin Mannering

A new bill tabled in Parliament aims to protect retail workers who sell age-restricted products.

Post Office

Post Office appoints Amanda Jones as retail sales director

12 Oct 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Amanda Jones, a former Conviviality and Nisa executive, has been appointed retail sales director at the Post Office.

Illicit tobacco

Undercover op exposes scale of South Wales' illicit tobacco trade

12 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

An undercover operation has exposed the prevalence of illicit tobacco in South Wales, with a third (32%) of stores visited found to be selling it.

National Lottery Amazing Starts Here 1

Lottery retailers star in Camelot's latest TV campaign

11 Oct 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

National Lottery operator Camelot is launching a new National Lottery marketing campaign, featuring four convenience store retailers.

Stone's Gin

Accolade Wines launches Stone's Gin

15 Oct 2018

Accolade Wines has launched a new non-wine product; Stone’s Gin, to take advantage of the burgeoning UK gin market.

CAFE CREME Signature

Café Crème cigar brand to be renamed as Signature

15 Oct 2018

Scandinavian Tobacco Group UK (STG UK) is changing the name of its top selling miniature cigar brand.

BigFish Fish Cakes

BigFish unveils four new frozen fish cakes

12 Oct 2018

BigFish Brand has launched a new range of frozen fish cakes, available in four different varieties.

Lees Snowy Snowballs 8 Pack

Lees reveals limited edition snowball cakes

12 Oct 2018

Confectionery manufacturer Lees of Scotland has unveiled a new limited edition range; Lees Snowy Snowballs.


Spar Market, Pwllheli, Wales Video

Conrad Davies’ Pwllheli store was the first in the country to convert to the Spar Market format. One year on from the major revamp, he discusses the impact of the new-look store on margins and sales.  


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.

Dear J@c

Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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Steve Barnes

Vital support

04 Oct 2018 | By Steve Barnes

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


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.


Flexible working

19 Sep 2018 | By James Lowman

The Local Shop Report shows how the sector is offering employment flexibility, says James.


Your kind of people

19 Sep 2018 Updated: 21 Sep 2018

Our Champions understand that millennials are the future, making them an essential demographic to capture. Here’s how they do it 

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