CJ Lang

CJ Lang looks to the future with new energy

The new management team has several new initiatives in the pipeline

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Plastic packaging

Wrap paves the way for assault on plastic waste

15 Nov 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The UK’s leading supermarkets, discounters and producers now have a clear framework for reducing the scourge of plastic waste, following the launch of Wrap’s UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025.

Plastic Bottles

UK shoppers prioritise eco-friendly packaged products

14 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Almost three-quarters (73%) of British shoppers prefer to buy products with environmentally-friendly packaging, according to IRI’s European Shopper Insights Survey.


Promoted: A plan for better biscuit sales Video

16 Nov 2018 | By Mondelez International

See how Mondelez International worked in store to update a retailer’s biscuit fixture in line with the latest trends and opportunities.


HMRC clamps down on illicit tobacco sellers on Facebook

14 Nov 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The net is closing in on criminals who sell illicit tobacco via social media sites such as Facebook, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned.

Yazoo Kids

Yazoo targets kids market with new packaging

16 Nov 2018

Yazoo is shaking up its No Added Sugar milk drinks packaging with the launch of Yazoo Kids.

Franklin & Sons

Franklin and Sons expands gin portfolio

16 Nov 2018

Franklin & Sons has added two new variants to its premium range of canned gin and tonics.

Double Drip e-liquids nic salts

Vapouriz adds nic salts to Double Drip range

16 Nov 2018

Double Drip, the e-liquid brand from Vapouriz, has entered the nicotine salts market for the first time with a new products line-up.

Plymouth Gin

Plymouth Gin agrees first TV sponsorship deal

16 Nov 2018

Plymouth Gin is set to take to TV screens this Christmas as part of an agreement with the UKTV network.


Thornton's Budgens, Belsize Park Video

Owner Andrew Thornton discusses his vision to eliminate plastic packaging in store, and urges the backing of manufacturers and retailers.

Community shop

Beating hearts

13 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Created by their people for their people, community-owned shops offer a distinctive and increasingly successful retail proposition capitalising on local engagement.

Winter warmers

Winter Warmers

30 Oct 2018 Updated: 02 Nov 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Retailers in tourist locations have an advantage when it comes to sales and footfall in the summer months, but what happens when the weather turns and the holiday-makers stay at home? C-Store explores how stores in seasonal areas make the best of the winter season and adapt to changing demands.

Go Local Wolviston

Bay Bashir, Go Local, Middlesbrough

13 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Bay Bashir’s five Middlesbrough stores are thriving after he recently switched supplier to Parfetts and joined the wholesaler’s Go Local symbol group.


Spar Market, Pwllheli, Wales

22 Oct 2018

Just over a year ago Conrad Davies embarked on a major revamp of his 3,000sq ft store in Pwllheli in Wales, relaunching it as the first Spar Market store.

Dear J@c

Jac Roper is fighting for a better deal for independent retailers

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A safe place?

14 Nov 2018 | By David Rees

The shocking, but not entirely surprising, findings of our mini survey of c-store operators is that practically every single one has been a recent victim of crime.


Healthy choices

31 Oct 2018 | By Linda Williams

Bans and restrictions are not the correct way to go about tackling obesity, says Linda.


Healthier range, happier shoppers

26 Oct 2018 | By HIM

Understanding the core differences between the average shopper and the healthy snacking shopper is essential, writes HIM’s Zoe Jag-Nathan.


Get a clear view on crime

14 Nov 2018 Updated: 16 Nov 2018

Our C-Store Champions share their experiences of crime in their stores, its effect on their businesses, and how they are fighting the battle.

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