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  • ACS
    Blogs

    The value of the local c-store

    2019-08-20T08:49:00Z

    ACS’ Community Barometer seeks to find out which services the public want, as well as how essential those services are, explains chief executive James Lowman.

  • Linda Williams
    Blogs

    Community spirit

    2019-08-20T08:43:00Z

    Linda has installed a defibrillator at Premier Broadway Convenience Store, prompting a new initiative with a local school.

  • headshot
    Blogs

    Antisocial media

    2019-08-20T08:35:00Z

    It’s holiday time, and while for some retailers that means a peak-season boost, for others it means something of a downturn as regular customers disappear for a week or two in the sun.

  • HIM_Katie Prowse
    Blogs

    Combating obesity in the UK

    2019-08-06T13:08:00Z

    Amid accusations of a nanny state, government proposals for combating obesity are a matter of strong debate, writes HIM’s Katie Prowse.

  • Sid Sidhu
    Blogs

    Automatic facing up success

    2019-08-06T10:10:00Z

    Budgens retailer Sid Sidhu says investment in an automatic facing up system at his Budgens store is well worth the expense.

  • Sam Coldbeck
    Blogs

    A breath of fresh air

    2019-07-25T09:24:00Z

    Sam Coldbeck has found taking on teenagers has brought a new dimension to her Premier store’s workforce.

  • ACS
    Blogs

    Why ‘all in’ DRS is bad news for retailers

    2019-07-22T13:25:00Z

    Last week, as Theresa May’s premiership approached its end, we saw government ministers and departments releasing consultations, statements, statistics and policy announcements as a final parting shot before the summer recess and the likely formation of a new cabinet, writes the ACS’ James Lowman.

  • Alice Dolling
    Blogs

    The core range balance

    2019-07-12T10:13:00Z

    Managing the delicate balance between core range and specialist products is a crucial one for c-stores to get right, argues HIM’s Alice Dolling.

  • MIKE DOREY HEADSHOT
    Blogs

    Wasting money

    2019-07-09T10:08:00Z

    Retailer Mike Dorey is hoping that removing the customer rubbish bin will reduce waste (and costs).

  • ACS
    Blogs

    The impact of violence and abuse

    2019-06-27T13:15:00Z

    One of the biggest issues that retailers face when dealing with violence and abuse is the lack of consistent response from the justice system, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.