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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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    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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    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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    Technology: Reaching the digital customer

    2019-09-03T10:37:00Z

    With smartphones an integral part of consumers’ lives, convenience retailers need to find new ways of engaging with their shoppers digitally, and a new suite of apps could be just the thing to bring their stores up to date

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    The modern convenience store

    2019-08-06T13:35:00Z

    Shopper trends are evolving as fast as ever, meaning retailers and symbol groups are having to revisit their whole offer to remain relevant and sustainable. Here we look at some of the latest versions of a modern c-store.

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    Management software: Get with the program

    2019-08-06T11:14:00Z

    Workforce management systems can help you optimise staffing levels and free up more time to oversee the running of your business

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    Food allergy labelling: Clear and present dangers

    2019-07-26T14:22:00Z

    It’s hoped that reforms to food labelling will help those with allergies and intolerances, but how will the legislation affect independents?

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    Retailer brands: Make your mark

    2019-07-26T13:34:00Z

    A successful own brand offer can set you apart and provide a welcome margin boost, but be prepared for some hard graft 

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    Desserts: Sweet profits

    2019-07-09T11:49:00Z

    Goody-laden waffles, crepes, ice-creams and milkshakes are commanding high margins and helping c-stores to become destinations for shoppers looking for a treat.

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    Security: Stand up to shoplifting

    2019-06-27T09:56:00Z

    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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    Energy: Saving more than the planet

    2019-06-14T10:21:00Z

    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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    Sustainability: Green shoots of success

    2019-06-11T14:58:00Z

    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

    2019-06-03T11:29:00Z

    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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    Store design: Enter the decompression zone

    2019-05-28T10:34:00Z

    Giving shoppers space to acclimatise to your store can breathe fresh life into your business. C-Store looks at how less can be so much more in store design.

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    Knowledge exchange

    2019-05-03T11:20:00Z

    Sharing information on merchandising, equipment, categories and suppliers is enabling convenience retailers to stay ahead of the game. A selection of retailers tell C-Store the best ideas they’ve gleaned from their peers

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    NCS 2019 review: Show stories

    2019-04-26T09:17:00Z

    The National Convenience Show at Birmingham NEC last week was buzzing with new product inspiration and lively panel debates.

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    Easter gallery

    2019-04-24T14:52:00Z

    Convenience stores across the country went above and beyond this year to wow customers with colourful Easter displays, cracking offers and plenty of chocolate eggs.

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    Track and Trace: Cracking the code

    2019-04-23T10:42:00Z

    New Track and Trace legislation designed to curb the illicit trade will mean dramatic change for retailers. Our guide details what you must do to ensure you can buy tobacco legally.

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    Technology: Epos with an edge

    2019-04-05T14:21:00Z

    Spar Calver in Derbyshire has adopted Henderson Technology’s epos system, Edgepos, which the Northern Irish group is looking to roll out across the UK.