David Rees: Editor's comment

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    The wrong side of the track

    2019-05-14T11:39:00Z

    The new Track and Trace regime for tobacco is turning out to be painful and difficult for retailers, writes C-Store editor David Rees.

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    Return the consultation

    2019-02-21T15:03:00Z

    Now that the government has published its consultation document about a deposit return scheme for drinks containers, the convenience industry can start to work out how much it is going to cost it. While the proposals are officially subject to consultation, some form of legislation was inevitable from the ...

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    The year ahead

    2019-01-08T15:31:00Z

    At first glance, it seems like as an industry we will have more challenges than opportunities to deal with in the coming year but, then again, that has probably always been the case.

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    A safe place?

    2018-11-14T11:25:00Z

    The shocking, but not entirely surprising, findings of our mini survey of c-store operators is that practically every single one has been a recent victim of crime.

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    Adapting the gantry

    2018-05-31T11:40:00Z

    Our research indicates that retailers, and consumers, have simply got used to the inconveniences of tobacco regulation and carried on, says C-Store’s editor.

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    Welcome to the new world

    2018-05-16T08:09:00Z

    The completion of the Co-op’s takeover of Nisa signals the start of a whole new way of doing business, not just for Nisa retailers but for Costcutter stores, too, writes C-Store’s editor.

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    A merge too far?

    2018-05-02T10:48:00Z

    The CMA needs to consider very carefully whether the proposed Asda-Sainsbury’s merger is in the best interests of shoppers and the market as a whole, writes C-Store’s editor.

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    A more natural solution

    2018-04-04T10:12:00Z

    The trick is to make it easy for consumers to recycle, not to develop an elaborate mechanism for recirculating 8p charges through the retail industry, writes C-Store’s editor.

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    A choice-driven future

    2018-03-21T15:00:00Z

    If there is a common thread that runs through all of our main CRA winners, it is that they have forged their own individual identities in the markets in which they operate, says David.

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    A launch into space

    2018-03-06T10:10:00Z

    The Booker-Tesco merger needs to be a launchpad for a more profitable and competitive future for the thousands of small businesses that depend on Booker to be a strong, stable and effective partner.