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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: 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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    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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    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.

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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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    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.