Budgens of East Finchley

CRA 2018 winner set to buy second Budgens store

Paul Gardner will complete the acquisition of Budgens of East Finchley in August

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Shell and Booker

Booker's supply partnership with Shell 'working well'

12 Jul 2018 Updated: 13 Jul 2018 | By David Rees

Booker’s new supply partnership with Shell is working well, both companies have confirmed.

Spar Princess Street

Manchester c-stores handed alcohol ban during World Cup

11 Jul 2018 | By David Rees

C-stores in Manchester city centre are as sick as a parrot after being told not to sell alcohol during the build-up to the remaining matches in the World Cup.

Cash machine

Trade bodies call for transparency on ATM changes

11 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), the Federation of Small Businesses and Which? have called on the Payment Systems Regulator to provide more transparency on the UK’s ATM network.

High Wycombe gantry removal

JTI continues to punish rogue traders with gantry removals

11 Jul 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A tobacco retailer has been handed a suspended jail sentence, fined, and had his gantry ripped out by JTI, after he was found guilty of selling illicit tobacco.

Coca-Cola Recycling Bottles

CCEP unveils sustainable packaging plan

13 Jul 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has revealed the next stage in its Sustainable Packaging Strategy, a year after it was first launched.

Lindeman's Bins

New look for Lindeman’s Bins wine

13 Jul 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has unveiled a new look for its Lindeman’s Bins range. 

Purdey's Summer Campaign

Purdey's re-positioned as ‘multivitamin energy’ drink

13 Jul 2018

Britvic has repositioned its Purdey’s brand, from a ‘multivitamin fruit drink’ to a ‘multivitamin energy’ drink.

Kishor Patel

What's keeping my till ringing?

13 Jul 2018

Kishor Patel, a Nisa retailer in Bedfordshire, says he enjoyed record sales at all three of his stores last week.


Nisa Motherwell Road, Bellshill Video

Retailer Daniall Nadeem discusses his new Nisa store in Bellshill, Scotland, which opened on 6 July on the site of a former pub. 


For your own protection

11 Jul 2018 Updated: 13 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Robbery is one of the most extreme experiences faced by retailers. C-Store explores how store owners can prepare for the worst.


The price is right

11 Jul 2018 Updated: 13 Jul 2018 | By Robin Mannering

All eyes are on Scotland as the first UK nation to have adopted Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol. The jury was out ahead of its introduction in May. Now, several months on, the verdict from retailers is in: it’s been good for business.

Save Local Colchester

Save Local, Colchester

12 Jun 2018 Updated: 15 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

For more than four years, Andrea Aston worked on the design and construction of her own store. The new Save Local in Colchester is the result of her ambition.

Battersea General Store

Battersea General Store, London

12 Jul 2018 Updated: 13 Jul 2018

Raj Bathia opened the 6,500sq ft Battersea General Store in July 2017. Located within the £9bn regenerated Battersea Power Station, Raj has described it as “your global local store”.

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Richard Inglis

Maximise epos potential

13 Jul 2018 | By Richard Inglis

Many excellent retailers are not making the most of epos and technology, says Welcome Co-op franchisee Richard.

Pete Cheema

War on snacks?

12 Jul 2018 | By Pete Cheema

Restrictions on promotions of snacks and confectionery need to work for all parties, argues Pete.

Sam Coldbeck

Protect reponsible retailers

04 Jul 2018 | By Samantha Coldbeck

Legislation has to be policed correctly to protect the many responsible retailers who often lose out financially because they comply with the law, says Samantha.

C-Store champions

The deal on meal deals

29 Jun 2018

C-stores are expected to offer competitive meal deals, but tight margins make this a challenge. Our C-Store Champions reveal their tactics.

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