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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FSA urges vigilance as food hygiene rating scam circulates


The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is urging retailers in England and Wales to be on their guard against a new food hygiene rating scam which could leave them out of pocket and under pressure.

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Illicit traders prosecuted as Track and Trace laws loom


Just weeks before new Track and Trace laws designed to bring the illicit tobacco trade to heel are introduced, a fresh spate of retailers and individuals have been prosecuted for the crime.

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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.

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Technology: Epos with an edge

Spar Calver in Derbyshire has adopted Henderson Technology’s epos system, Edgepos, which the Northern Irish group is looking to roll out across the UK. 

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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 Food to go (small store) and Energy Efficiency awards: Scotmid Bankton

Investment in the Scotmid Co-operative Bankton store in Prestonpans, to the east of Edinburgh, has paid off with two awards in this year’s CRA.

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Counting the cost of crime

Whenever we talk to retailers about the biggest issues they face on a day-to-day basis, the number one thing that comes up time and again is crime, writes the ACS chief executive.

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