Spar Parkfoot snacks

Snacking: Filling the hunger gap

07 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Demand for snacks shows no sign of slowing, but the move to healthier eating is having an impact on the items shoppers are reaching for

Prosecco magnums

Christmas alcohol: Make it merry and bright

06 Nov 2017 | By Nikki Cutler

Christmas provides just the excuse for shoppers to splash out on premium lines and larger quantities to make the season swing

Eat 17 Christmas display

Christmas: Pull out all the stops

23 Oct 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Consumers are happy to spend big at Christmas so retailers need to have all categories covered and be prepared to go premium if they want festive sales.

E-liquid flavours

Make space for the vapes

18 Oct 2017 | By Nikki Cutler

With the UK retail vaping market worth almost £160m, c-store retailers can’t afford to ignore the growing potential of this lucrative category

Big night in

Get in with the in crowd

17 Oct 2017

C-stores are an ideal port of call for last-minute big nights in, so retailers ought to do whatever they can to boost spend from 5pm on a Friday

Hot beverages

Hot beverages: Find your perfect blend

26 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Retailers looking to add excitement to the hot beverages aisle should look to premium and speciality teas, as well as high-quality coffees.

Medicines on shop floor

OTC Meds: Sales not to be sniffed at

26 Sep 2017

With shoppers realising it’s quicker to buy medicine in their local c-store than wait for a GP appointment, OTC medicine is no ailing category

Christmas confectionery

Sugar-coat your Christmas offer

12 Sep 2017

With seasonal gifts and treats coming out the minute the pumpkins disappear, retailers have a large window of opportunity to indulge in

Halloween fancy dress

Halloween tips and tricks

11 Sep 2017

Halloween is a great opportunity to have some fun in-store and create some interest with new products, displays and even the odd costume.

Chaz Chahal using his EPOS system

In-store equipment: What's the solution?

29 Aug 2017

Be it fridges, lighting, shelving or epos, there’s always something new for retailers to consider spending on. Here retailers review their investments


Tobacco: In a new place?

28 Aug 2017

With a burst of legislation creating huge disruption to the tobacco ?category, the industry is now getting used to the new regime.

Wine in depth

Wine: A clear and crisp category

14 Aug 2017 | By Nikki Cutler

With the wide choice in wine confusing consumers, it’s up to retailers to keep the category easy to navigate and easy to experiment in

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?


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Manage food safety compliance, cut costs and generate revenue

18 Sep 2017

An insightful resource that will help HR or Learning & Development departments in establishing training programmes to fully realise the maximum potential of their staff in a cost and time effective way