Soft drinks category

The soft drinks space race

16 Jul 2017

New formats, flavours and lower-sugar recipes mean there’s a lot for ?c-store retailers to cram into the soft drinks chiller this summer

Warner's Budgens Moreton

Spirits: your shot at bigger basket spends

21 Jun 2017 | By Nikki Cutler

The spirits category is a big cash- ?margin provider, not least because of its cross-merchandising opportunities. Here’s how to maximise sales


Cider: Keep it cool this summer

19 Jun 2017

Cider is fast becoming the one of the hippest brews on the c-store shelf, with vintage, local and new flavours adding to the category’s appeal

Sugar confectionery

Confectionery: A case of pick and mix

19 Jun 2017

Despite the health message, shoppers still can’t resist the lure of sugar confectionery.

Summer drinks

Summer drinks: Hit refresh

31 May 2017

When it comes to serving up alcoholic drinks for the summer, it’s ?all about refreshing and fruity flavours served long and chilled


Vans: Start your engines

31 May 2017

There’s a van out there for everyone, but doing your homework to find the right one for you is essential to ensure it’s not a major money drain

Health and Beauty fixture

Scents and sensibilities

30 May 2017

With 18% of shoppers not realising their local shop has a health and beauty fixture, retailers need to ?spray extra volume into their sales and give the category a makeover


BBQ: Grills with all the frills

08 May 2017 | By Nikki Cutler

The barbecue season can offer sales across an array of categories in convenience stores, providing retailers are ready for the action.

Take home ice cream shopper

Ice cream: Open the door to take home

08 May 2017 | By Nikki Cutler

With healthy margins, take-home ice cream can be a winner for c-store retailers

World foods

World foods: No passport required

11 Apr 2017

With chicken fajitas and Thai green curry becoming as everyday as the full English, canny c-store retailers are expanding world foods ranges. 

McLeish food to go

Food to go: Tapping into new territories

10 Apr 2017 | By Simon Banks

With the food to go mission becoming saturated by fierce competition, retailers are looking to new areas to boost sales across categories. 

Chocolate display

Chocolate: Spoilt for choice?

24 Mar 2017 | By Nikki Cutler

Chocolate remains a hugely important category for c-store owners, yet many retailers have been left craving better sales from singles

News & magazines

Customer Missions_CTN

Customer Missions: Winning the everyday shopper

03 Dec 2014 Updated: 05 Dec 2014

Contary to popular belief, the CTN shopper is still a valuable customer for the convenience channel and one retailers need to keep.


Nine out of 10 retailers report a drop in magazine sales

21 May 2014 Updated: 23 May 2014 | By Aidan Fortune

Nearly nine in 10 retailers have seen a decline in magazine sales in their store, according to a C-Store poll.


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Britvic webinar

Understanding the soft drinks levy

30 Jun 2017

What is the soft drinks industry levy or so-called “sugar tax”, and what does it mean for your business?