Starbucks UK now dominated by franchised or licensed sites

Starbucks Coffee Company (UK) sold or closed 62 company-owned stores in 2016

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Mars protein powder

Mars reveals protein powder

21 Apr 2017

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats is introducing new Mars Protein Powder.

Anthony Joshua

Lucozade packs a punch with Anthony Joshua advert

21 Apr 2017

Lucozade Sport’s new ’Made to Move’ TV advert will feature Anthony Joshua.

Galaxy swirlers

Hot drinks get extra treat with Galaxy Swirlers

21 Apr 2017

Galaxy Swirlers have been created for dipping in hot drinks.

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Carlsberg reveals £15m Danish-inspired campaign

20 Apr 2017

Carlsberg has launched a £15m campaign called “The Danish Way” with actor Mads Mikkelsen.

Convenience Retail Awards 2017 Video

The UK’s leading c-store retailers and suppliers attended CRA 2017 at 155 Bishopsgate London on 16 March.


Put community at your heart

19 Apr 2017 Updated: 21 Apr 2017 | By Gill Davies

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but local shops can help improve survival rates by installing a defibrillator.

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Post Office: Delivering success?

18 Apr 2017 Updated: 21 Apr 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Do the benefits of adding a post office counter stack up? Retailers highlight the pros and cons of operating the service.

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Costcutter Plodder Lane, Bolton

18 Apr 2017 Updated: 21 Apr 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Baz Jethwa’s Costcutter Plodder Lane store in Bolton proved a winner in the Convenience Retail Awards thanks to a refit that centred on growing categories and time-saving, life-improving technology

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McBride's Spar, Sligo Road, Enniskillen

19 Apr 2017 Updated: 21 Apr 2017

McBride’s Spar in Sligo Road, Enniskillen, has been reborn in a food hall format as the perfect showcase for great-quality fresh and chilled food, resulting in it being named Chilled Food Retailer of the Year at the recent Convenience Retail Awards.

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Donna Mullan

Onwards and upwards!

20 Apr 2017 | By Donna Mullan

Donna Mullan, co-owner of Mullan’s Spar in Armagh, describes the impact of winning CRA 2017.

Dan Cock

Ready to go

18 Apr 2017 | By Dan Cock

After six months, Dan’s refitted and enlarged store is ready to open.

Alice Dolling

Trust leads to loyalty

05 Apr 2017 | By HIM

Almost two-thirds of shoppers in c-stores agree that trust in a retailer brand is very important, says HIM’s Alice Dolling.

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In shape for health trends

18 Apr 2017

The C-Store Champions reveal how they are adapting their stock for today’s increasingly health-conscious and diet-aware shoppers.

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