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The rise of the drinks machines

14 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Retailers are giving the coffee shops a run for their money as consumer demand for coffee and dispensed drinks shows no signs of slowing

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Vape expectations

13 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

With the vaping category evolving at eye-watering speed, retailers who can offer expert advice and service stand to beat the competition

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Back to school: Hungry for healthy

01 Aug 2018 | By Sarah Britton

As pressure grows for consumers to improve their children’s diets, parents are actively seeking out lunchbox snacks that are high in nutrients and low in sugar

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Put wine in the frame

31 Jul 2018 | By Nikki Cutler

Wine is up against a multitude of challenges, but manufacturers are working to keep wine relevant to capture a new generation of drinkers 

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When it comes to the crunch

30 Jul 2018

It’s all about health, convenience and bold flavours in the snacking aisles at the moment and there’s an obscene amount of product choice for retailers. So what’s trending and what’s not?

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Make it fit and healthy

27 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The spotlight on sugar and caffeine in soft drinks means retailers need to ensure their sports and energy range reflects shopper demand


Welcome to the new ice age

02 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Ready meals, ice cream and meal deals are helping to keep retailers out of the cold when it comes to success in the frozen food category

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How to make craft work

02 Jul 2018 | By Nikki Cutler

Craft beers and cider may be a fast-changing category, but it’s worth doing the leg work to ensure you cash in on its growing following

Chilled meals

Chilled is the new cool

15 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The days when a c-store’s chilled range consisted of only bacon and milk are over as premium ready meals and food to go muscle in


Toast the high-end tipple

15 Jun 2018 | By Nikki Cutler

Spirits sales are spilling over as shoppers choose to splash out and impress their guests with fancy bottle designs and new flavours 


Get the in-cider story

30 May 2018

Cider remains a success story for c-stores, and a succession of new flavours and fruit combinations is continuing to fuel consumer demand 

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Hanging with the big gums

30 May 2018 | By Sarah Britton

Bagged sugar confectionery is still flying, but more sales could be had by adding better-for-you options and dedicating space to kids’ sweets

News & magazines

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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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