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  • Alice Dolling
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    The core range balance

    2019-07-12T10:13:00Z

    Managing the delicate balance between core range and specialist products is a crucial one for c-stores to get right, argues HIM’s Alice Dolling.

  • MIKE DOREY HEADSHOT
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    Wasting money

    2019-07-09T10:08:00Z

    Retailer Mike Dorey is hoping that removing the customer rubbish bin will reduce waste (and costs).

  • ACS
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    The impact of violence and abuse

    2019-06-27T13:15:00Z

    One of the biggest issues that retailers face when dealing with violence and abuse is the lack of consistent response from the justice system, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

  • Linda Williams
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    DRS: Too many unanswered questions

    2019-06-27T13:04:00Z

    Retailers face too many uncertainties over Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme, says Edinburgh-based Premier retailer Linda Williams. 

  • HIM
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    Futureproofing convenience

    2019-06-14T08:55:00Z

    It may be cliché, but younger generations are the shopper of tomorrow and have a pivotal role to play in the future of one of the fastest growing sectors in UK food and grocery, says HIM’s Giorgio Rigali.

  • ACS
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    Assured advice for all retailers

    2019-06-03T11:14:00Z

    While there’s no doubt that our exit from the European Union is still grabbing most of the headlines, there are plenty of rules and regulation changes to keep retailers occupied on a day-to-day basis, writes ACS chief executive James Lowman.

  • SGF chief executive Pete Cheema
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    Staff costs demand attention

    2019-06-03T11:11:00Z

    The stress of working in the convenience sector needs urgent attention, SGF chief executive Pete Cheema argues.

  • FIONA ADDIS MAIN
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    Community works

    2019-05-20T14:58:00Z

    The best part of my role at Eurospar Ardglass is without a doubt all of the community work that I run on behalf of the store, writes Sales Assistant of the Year winner Fiona Addis.

  • MIKE DOREY HEADSHOT
    Blogs

    After the event

    2019-05-16T10:57:00Z

    Mike, who owns Eastcombe Village Stores in Gloucestershire, discusses how to keep the wind in your sales in the aftermath of bank holidays and events.

  • Sid Sidhu
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    Face up to new solutions

    2019-05-16T10:33:00Z

    Budgens retailer Sid Sidhu is hoping to take the faff out of facing up with a new system that will do it all for him.