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    A 'nanny state' c-store

    2018-08-20T16:24:00Z

    As new figures reveal record highs in childhood obesity and the government questions whether to roll out more red tape around unhealthy products, retailers are questioning whether they are doing enough to promote healthy eating to children.

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    Co-op Italia, Bicocca, Milan

    2018-08-13T12:29:00Z

    Interactive technology and cool design are laying a template for the future of retail in Milan’s affluent suburb of Bicocca

  • C-Store Champions
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    Create aisles of smiles

    2018-07-25T12:01:00Z

    Finding and retaining staff can be a tricky and time-consuming business. Our C-Store Champions reveal how they handle the issue.

  • Discounters
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    Beyond price

    2018-07-24T13:03:00Z

    The discounters are becoming a force to be reckoned with, stretching the battleground beyond pounds and pence and changing the face of the UK grocery industry along the way. C-Store looks at their route to success and asks whether independent stores can fight back.

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    Londis Woodhouse Street, Leeds

    2018-07-24T12:01:00Z

    Londis Woodhouse Street in Leeds re-opened in March after converting to the symbol group’s latest ‘store of the future’ format. 

  • Battersea General Store
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    Battersea General Store, London

    2018-07-12T00:00:00Z

    Raj Bathia opened the 6,500sq ft Battersea General Store in July 2017. Located within the £9bn regenerated Battersea Power Station, Raj has described it as “your global local store”.

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    For your own protection

    2018-07-11T15:20:00Z

    Robbery is one of the most extreme experiences faced by retailers. C-Store explores how store owners can prepare for the worst.

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    The price is right

    2018-07-11T12:00:00Z

    All eyes are on Scotland as the first UK nation to have adopted Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol. The jury was out ahead of its introduction in May. Now, several months on, the verdict from retailers is in: it’s been good for business.

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    The deal on meal deals

    2018-06-29T00:00:00Z

    C-stores are expected to offer competitive meal deals, but tight margins make this a challenge. Our C-Store Champions reveal their tactics.

  • Southampton
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    CRA 2018: Welcome Co-op, Liberty Quays, Southampton

    2018-06-28T10:35:00Z

    Welcome Co-op franchisee Richard Inglis won the Best Use of Technology Award at CRA 2018. The award applied to his Liberty Quays store in Southampton, but he uses the same approach across his three stores in the city.