Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds to be banned in 2020


A ban on plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic stemmed cotton buds will come in to effect in England in April 2020, environment secretary Michael Gove has announced.

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Consumers should be charged 1p self-checkout tax, say MPs


Consumers should be charged a 1p tax to use self-checkout machines in stores in order to help reduce generational divisions, a group of MPs has said.

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Eurospar Mulkerns to sell loose fruit and veg plastic-free


A Eurospar store in Northern Ireland is set to remove bags from its loose fruit and veg zone as part of a drive to cut its carbon footprint.

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  • C-Store Champions: Break the ice on frozen sales

  • CRA 2019 Best Chilled Food retailer: Spar Mullaghmore, Omagh

  • CRA 2019 Off Licence Store award: Kenninghall Stores, Norfolk

  • C-Store Champions: Be healthy and wealthy


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.


Knowledge exchange

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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Protection racket

Remember the snappily titled Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) introduced as a ‘compliance’ fee imposed upon those handling credit cards?

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CRA 2019 Off Licence Store award: Kenninghall Stores, Norfolk

Mike and Karen Humphreys have transformed a struggling village store, creating an award-winning off licence and top-performing c-store in the process

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CRA 2019 Best Chilled Food retailer: Spar Mullaghmore, Omagh

Located in Omagh, Northern Ireland, Spar Mullaghmore is one of 11 Spar stores operated by the McBride Retail Group. 

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The best part of my role at Eurospar Ardglass is without a doubt all of the community work that I run on behalf of the store, writes Sales Assistant of the Year winner Fiona Addis.

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