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    Crime special: Spar Lindford, Hampshire


    Last year a ram raid caused £200,000 worth of damage to Spar Lindford and left owner Julian Taylor-Green facing an uphill battle to keep his store trading whilst making endless calls to contractors, suppliers and his insurer to ensure the future of the business.

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    Crime special: Londis Woodmansterne, Surrey


    Two armed robberies in the space of a fortnight have failed to dent the resolve of Sukhbinder Kaur and her son Raj Kahlon not to let crime rob them of their livelihood.

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    Crime special: Co-op Dedham, Essex


    When a ram raid left their store unsafe to work in, the team at Dedham Co-op set up shop in a barn, braving a fierce winter and a scorching summer to serve customers while the store was rebuilt and refitted.

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    Security: Stand up to shoplifting


    Unable to rely on the police for help, many retailers are adopting new security measures to defend their stores from light-fingered offenders.

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    C-Store Champions: Empowering your people


    Our Champs really value their staff. Here they explain how they keep their team motivated and maintain the welfare of their workers

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    Energy: Saving more than the planet


    A modern convenience range can lead to a heavy cost in energy bills, but Scotmid Co-operative has some award-winning ideas for savings.

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    Margiotta Food & Wine, Edinburgh


    The refitted Comiston Road store in the heart of Edinburgh has given the Margiotta family the chance to show off their Italian flair and build on local connections.

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    Sustainability: Green shoots of success


    The move to plastic-free retailing may be in its infancy, but a growing number of store owners are proving how a willingness to embrace eco-friendly ideas can have a positive impact on both the planet and their profits. C-Store investigates some of the solutions.

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    Crime: Make your voice heard


    The Home Office is calling for evidence of the impact of crime and ACS chief executive James Lowman is urging retailers to respond.

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    CRA 2019 Best New Store: Spar Eat 17 Hammersmith


    Spar Eat 17’s latest store, which opened in Hammersmith, West London, last August, was crowned Best New Store at the 2019 Convenience Retail Awards.