Food to go

Retailers highlight a need to adapt in food to go


C-store retailers have highlighted the importance of experimenting, keeping up with the trends and taking decisive action to change their offer in order to remain competitive in food to go.

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CMA demands more powers after Tesco “blocked rival supermarkets”


The competition watchdog has called for more powers to fine supermarkets for unlawfully stopping rivals from opening nearby stores, after discovering Tesco had been doing so for up to a decade.

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Expanding Spar group Wessex Retail acquires two South West c-stores


New Spar group Wessex Retail Limited has acquired two South West convenience stores as part of its store acquisition programme.

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  • C-Store Champions: Fly the flag for independence

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Taking a swipe at food waste

Could mobile phone technology hold the answer to cutting food waste? C-Store talks to retailers such as Hendersons who are seeing success from apps that help sell-through reduced lines

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Magic mushrooms?

Two retailers in the same symbol group have received ludicrous claims from a ‘customer’ who says he bought out-of-date own brand mushrooms from one of them (he wasn’t sure which).

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The next generation: Amit Puntambekar

Having witnessed their retailer parents working long hours in convenience stores, many would run in the opposite direction. But Amit Puntambekar (pictured), Jason Sichel and Faraz Iqbal have all opted to take on the family business. 

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Simply Fresh, Webheath, Worcestershire

Parminder Gosal has graduated from working for Nasta Khera – who owns Simply Fresh in Alcester – to having a store of his own. 

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Backed by a proper majority in Parliament, the Budget on 11 March marks the perfect opportunity for the Chancellor to set out a longer term agenda for the country, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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