Government under mounting pressure to take action on retail violence


The industry has reiterated calls to the government to take action to tackle violence and abuse towards shopworkers.

Love Local and seasonal products

Local range fuels Lincolnshire Co-op’s seasonal sales boost


Lincolnshire Co-op has announced a 7.2% rise in food store sales over the festive period from 14 December to 4 January, driven in part by the popularity of its Love Local range.

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Fresh focus drives festive sales rise at Spar UK


Spar has reported a 2.6% hike in like-for-like retail sales over the Christmas period.

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Investment plans for 2020

Four C-Store Champions discuss their investment plans for 2020 - including food to go, staff training, delivery solutions and new stores. 

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What’s in store 2020?

The retail landscape looks set to provide both challenges and opportunities in the year ahead. Competition, rising costs and crime remain, but there’s potential from plastic free, food to go and fresh. Industry commentators and retailers predict what’s in store for 2020

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PayPoint or Payzone?

Daljit Benning rang me from Paddy’s News and Booze in Sunderland with a bit of a dilemma.

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JJ’s Best-one, Gilfach

Welsh retailer Gareth Jones has been on a winning streak since joining the Best-one fascia last year. A store revamp has seen footfall soar and sales skyrocket

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David’s Kitchen, Kirkcaldy, Fife

The latest David’s Kitchen site opened last month in Kirkcaldy following a million pound investment. Food service remains at the heart of the brand, which already has sites in Falkirk and Glenrothes, but the latest store is the first to incorporate a full coffee shop offering alongside a c-store and deli counter. 

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