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Half-price sting

Most things in this world are negotiable (despite Brexit evidence to the contrary so far)…

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Energy: Saving more than the planet

A modern convenience range can lead to a heavy cost in energy bills, but Scotmid Co-operative has some award-winning ideas for savings.

For Earth's Sake

For Earth’s Sake, Cranleigh, Surrey

Vanessa Ford-Robbins discusses her new zero waste store in Cranleigh. 

Staff Relationship With Customers

C-Store Champions: Empowering your people

Our Champs really value their staff. Here they explain how they keep their team motivated and maintain the welfare of their workers

Costcutter Brunel

A better in-store experience

Five vital factors that will improve sales and loyalty are within your control as retailers. It’s time to take a closer look at what customers see.


Convenience Store’s Shop Project is an annual exercise whereby four stores are given a complete makeover in partnership with some of the UK’s leading suppliers.



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    You can’t rely on a scorching summer to sell soft drinks, but you can keep up the heat by including healthy options and latest innovations.

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