Food sales strengthen in March, says ONS


Food store sales increased by 0.7% in value in March 2019 compared with the previous month, as total retail sales increased by 1.2% in value, according to official new data.

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Co-op sees growth in robot deliveries of groceries


Thousands of grocery deliveries to Co-op shoppers in Milton Keynes are now being made each week using autonomous delivery robots, the company behind the technology has revealed.


Price of legal cannabis soars in Canada post legalisation


Six months after the sale of recreational cannabis was legalised in Canada, illicit products are undercutting legal stores by a “wide margin,” new price data released by Statistics Canada (StatCan) suggests.

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Convenience Retail Awards 2019

The best in UK convenience retailing was celebrated in style at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 14 March. Watch some of the highlights here.


Track and Trace: Cracking the code

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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Jagdish Patel has had an outdoors illuminated advertising sign at his Rodley Stores in Leeds for many years.

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Food to go: Keystore More, Lanark

Wilson Rea is reaping the rewards of a newly-installed hot food-to-go and milkshake station. The savvy retailer tells C-Store about his innovative offering, which has more than doubled his hot food turnover, and lets us in on the smart cost savings he has made along the way. 

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CRA 2019 Best Communication to Shoppers: Spar Loughbrickland, County Down

Dale and Aaron Beckett opened their Spar store on the site of an old village church in June 2017.

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