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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.

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    JJ’s Best-one, Gilfach

    2019-11-26T12:30:00Z

    Welsh retailer Gareth Jones has been on a winning streak since joining the Best-one fascia last year. A store revamp has seen footfall soar and sales skyrocket

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    General Election: A political fix

    2019-11-26T11:45:00Z

    Big Ben is out of action with ongoing repair work, and this continues to be a metaphor for what occurs in the chambers below. So which party is getting retailers’ votes on 12 December?

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    Food safety training: Putting you in safe hands

    2019-11-12T16:41:00Z

    With numerous convenience business models now centred around food to go, food safety training has become an even greater priority.

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    Retail in Japan

    2019-11-12T15:56:00Z

    With a large and largely urban population, Japan has one of the highest concentrations of convenience stores in the world, and the stores play an important role in feeding busy but demanding consumers on the move.

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    CBD: Liquid gold for c-stores?

    2019-11-12T11:28:00Z

    Interest in CBD and its apparent health benefits is soaring, spawning a plethora of products containing the oil. C-Store looks at this rising star and what you need to know about stocking it.

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    C-Store Champions: Ready whatever the weather

    2019-10-29T12:03:00Z

    The winter months signal not only a change in weather, but a change in shopping patterns. Our C-Store Champions reveal how they adjust

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    Bargain Booze Select Convenience, Ulverston

    2019-10-29T11:09:00Z

    Former Wine Rack executive Haydn Hicks has redefined the Bargain Booze brand at his Select Convenience store in Cumbria, with on trade and food to go to the fore

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    Responsible retailing: Better to be safe than sorry

    2019-10-21T11:53:00Z

    By investing in regular underage sales training, c-stores can remain responsible retailers and ensure they avoid hefty penalties.

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    Building loyalty: Join the club

    2019-10-18T16:03:00Z

    Loyalty schemes aren’t just about keeping customers away from the competition. C-Store looks at how retailers are using them to boost spend and give back to the community.

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    Halloween gallery

    2019-10-17T09:18:00Z

    There are ghostly goings on in c-stores across the UK as independent retailers embrace the spirit of Halloween and get their freak on.

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    Racetrack Pitstop (Premier) Glasgow

    2019-10-16T14:19:00Z

    Last year the Sud family embarked on a radical revamp of their Racetrack Pitstop (Premier-branded) forecourt store in Glasgow. 

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    Hunt’s Spar, Leyland, Lancashire

    2019-10-03T10:02:00Z

    A £300k+ refit has completely refreshed the Hunt’s Spar store in Broadfield Drive, Leyland, Lancashire, as well as adding food to go and a fresh butchery counter to make it a destination store for shoppers at any time of day.

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    Political gains

    2019-10-02T15:03:00Z

    Establishing a relationship with your MP can help you influence local and national policy – and even force global corporations to make changes. Retailers and MPs share their experiences.

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    C-Store Champions: Grab a piece of the action

    2019-10-01T08:24:00Z

    A category that is delivering strong sales and margins for our Champs is food to go. Here they reveal what makes their ranges such a success

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    Interview: Nisa chief executive Ken Towle

    2019-09-20T11:17:00Z

    Just over a year on from the Co-op’s acquisition of Nisa, chief exective Ken Towle talks to C-Store about the progress made and developments for the future.

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    Thrifty’s: The price is right

    2019-09-20T08:40:00Z

    In the north west of England, independent retail group Thrifty’s is expanding quickly on the back of a community-focused approach and a commitment to offering sensational value in store.

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    C-Store Champions: Learning the easy way

    2019-09-03T13:16:00Z

    Our Champions discuss how they organise staff training and why they think time and money spent on it is beneficial to their business

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    Simply Fresh Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon

    2019-09-03T11:23:00Z

    Dave Singh’s Simply Fresh store on the outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon is seeing weekly turnover rise thanks to a focus on local and organic produce