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Minister vows response to calls for action on violent retail crime

Victoria Atkins met with retail associations and trade unions to discuss retail crime

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Fresh food focus to drive Nisa forward after merger

11 Dec 2018 | By David Rees

The merger of Nisa with the Co-operative Group has been about “giving partner retailers something additional and complementary, not just a takeover,” according to Nisa chief executive Ken Towle.

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PayPoint introduces Collect+ StoreScan parcel app

10 Dec 2018 | By Christian Fuller

PayPoint has released a new app that enables retailers to process parcels directly from their mobile device.

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Retail managers set for unexpected employee absences

10 Dec 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Over two-thirds (69%) of retail managers are battling against a surge in unexpected employee absences during the festive period compared to a normal working week, according to new research.

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ATM ram-raids rising by 22% each year, report reveals

10 Dec 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The frequency of ATM ram-raids has increased by an average of 22% each year since 2014, according to a new report from Cardtronics UK.

Upbeat Protein Water Blood Orange and Mandarin

Upbeat launches orange-flavoured protein drink

10 Dec 2018

Upbeat is extending its range of protein waters, with a new health-driven flavour launching at the start of next year.

Boost Elves

Boost gets festive with cash and carry visit Video

10 Dec 2018

Boost has sent its supplier team, dressed as elves, to a cash and carry in Leeds to help retailers stock up in time for Christmas

Spoon New Look

Health-focused redesign for Spoon Cereals

10 Dec 2018

Spoon Cereals has given its products a new look to match its brand values: healthier, tastier, better and more exciting.

Rockstar Twister

Barr extends Rockstar range with Twister drinks

10 Dec 2018

Barr Soft Drinks is expanding its energy drinks offer with the launch of a new canned range; Rockstar Twister.


Thornton's Budgens, Belsize Park Video

Owner Andrew Thornton discusses his vision to eliminate plastic packaging in store, and urges the backing of manufacturers and retailers.

Proxy purchasing

Solving the proxy problem

28 Nov 2018 Updated: 30 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Proxy purchasing isn’t always an easy crime for retailers and staff to tackle. C-Store looks at how store owners can prevent, spot and avoid it.


Fine margins

28 Nov 2018 Updated: 30 Nov 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Operating costs are increasing at an unrelenting pace, leaving retailers with little choice but to boost margins just to stand still. Here C-Store looks at how store owners and their symbol groups are working together to maximise the potential return from every shopping visit.

CJ Lang

CJ Lang: A new energy

11 Dec 2018 Updated: 14 Dec 2018 | By David Rees

CJ Lang looks to the future with new energy as the new management team, led by chief executive Colin McLean, has several new initiatives in the pipeline.

Nisa Southend Victoria

Nisa Southend Victoria, Essex

28 Nov 2018 Updated: 30 Nov 2018 | By Sarah Britton

Less than a mile from the seaside, Nisa Southend Victoria has the benefit of both a railway station entrance and a street entrance, and owner Mitul Patel takes full advantage with an offer that appeals to visitors, commuters and locals. 

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Sam Coldbeck

Every little helps

28 Nov 2018 | By Samantha Coldbeck

Making your business more sustainable can be good for the planet and your pocket, Sam argues.

Alice Dolling

Beyond price

19 Nov 2018 | By HIM

With multiple players now in the market, it will be very important for discounters to start to differentiate themselves beyond price and value to have that competitive edge, says HIM’s Alice Dolling.


Self promotion

19 Nov 2018 | By James Lowman

The sector clearly needs to shout more about its benefits to the community, James believes.


Get a clear view on crime

14 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018

Our C-Store Champions share their experiences of crime in their stores, its effect on their businesses, and how they are fighting the battle.

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