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    Coronavirus: Store safety and social distancing gallery

    2020-03-26T11:49:00Z

    Convenience stores across the country are thinking outside of the box to implement innovative safety and social distancing measures in a bid to keep their staff and customers safe.

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    Convenience Nation: Capturing new customers

    2020-03-25T14:38:00Z

    With competition increasing and the retail sector changing rapidly, convenience stores are expanding their range of products and services.

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    Food-to-go special: Market overview

    2020-03-17T16:51:00Z

    C-stores take a big share of the food-to-go market, but competition is fierce. HIM’s Giorgio Rigali looks at how to ensure continued success 

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    Food-to-go special: London Road Bakery, Boston, Lincolnshire

    2020-03-17T12:32:00Z

    Jacqui Dales tells C-Store how she keeps customers coming back to her bustling bakery and explains how she will grow the business over the coming 12 months

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    Costcutter Chislehurst, South East London

    2020-03-09T11:25:00Z

    Anil Patel opted to switch his South East London-store from Spar fascia to Costcutter in January 2019 due to the latter’s tie-up with the Co-op Group.

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    C-Store Champions: Health, a moveable feast

    2020-03-05T14:49:00Z

    Four C-Store Champions discuss how perceptions of what defines healthy food have changed, and how they have had to adapt.

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    The true hell of the Post Office Horizon scandal

    2020-03-04T16:14:00Z

    Glitches in the Post Office’s Horizon accounting system – the phantom that haunted the 500+ subpostmasters for 20 years – have been hammered by the court. This is the story from one of the many caught up in the scandal.

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    Best-one Spencer Court News, Corby, Northamptonshire

    2020-02-24T11:52:00Z

    Store manager Sarah Darlow Stearn describes the journey the business has been on since moving from a miniscule CTN outlet to a 1,500sq ft c-store complete with Games Workshop miniature collectibles zone.

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    Taking a swipe at food waste

    2020-02-19T11:33:00Z

    Could mobile phone technology hold the answer to cutting food waste? C-Store talks to retailers such as Hendersons who are seeing success from apps that help sell-through reduced lines

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    Hot beverages: Time to wake up to coffee

    2020-02-10T16:09:00Z

    Hot beverages offer a huge opportunity for stores to increase footfall and boost basket spend, whether it’s to drink now or savour at home

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    C-Store Champions: Fly the flag for independence

    2020-02-10T15:23:00Z

    Four C-Store Champions discuss how they communicate their independence to their customers and the benefits this can bring.

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    Simply Fresh, Webheath, Worcestershire

    2020-02-04T12:46:00Z

    Parminder Gosal has graduated from working for Nasta Khera – who owns Simply Fresh in Alcester – to having a store of his own. 

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    Refillable solutions: Thrill and spills

    2020-02-04T11:36:00Z

    There’s a huge public appetite for reducing plastic in retail, but there’s more to establishing a successful refillable solution than meets the eye. C-Store looks at the issues to consider

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    The next generation: Jason Sichel

    2020-01-21T16:31:00Z

    Having witnessed their retailer parents working long hours in convenience stores, many would run in the opposite direction. But Amit Puntambekar, Jason Sichel (pictured) and Faraz Iqbal have all opted to take on the family business. 

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    The next generation: Faraz Iqbal

    2020-01-21T16:31:00Z

    Having witnessed their retailer parents working long hours in convenience stores, many would run in the opposite direction. But Amit Puntambekar, Jason Sichel and Faraz Iqbal (pictured) have all opted to take on the family business.

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    The next generation: Amit Puntambekar

    2020-01-21T16:31:00Z

    Having witnessed their retailer parents working long hours in convenience stores, many would run in the opposite direction. But Amit Puntambekar (pictured), Jason Sichel and Faraz Iqbal have all opted to take on the family business. 

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    C-Store Champions: New decade, new fortunes?

    2020-01-21T10:48:00Z

    The Brexit deal may have removed some uncertainty, but our C-Store Champions are preparing for change and challenges in the year ahead

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    What’s in store 2020?

    2019-12-13T13:27:00Z

    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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    David’s Kitchen, Kirkcaldy, Fife

    2019-12-10T14:32:00Z

    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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    C-Store Champions: Reviewing 2019

    2019-11-27T11:00:00Z

    Our Champions have adapted well to uncertainty in 2019, delivering for their customers while dealing with all the political twists and turns.