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The breakaway breakfast

16 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Retailers are having to encourage time poor shoppers to avoid skipping breakfast with a range of formats and npd that stand out from the norm

Healthy snacks on shelf

Go nuts for healthy snacks

15 Jan 2018 | By Nikki Cutler

Shoppers are thinking more about the ingredients in their food, and as a result snacks that tick the healthy box are growing in popularity

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Red hot chiller pep-ups

04 Dec 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

New formats and dairy-free lines are now vying for space alongside the old faithfuls in the chiller, providing a new focus for the category

Easter novelties

Create the eggs factor

04 Dec 2017 | By Nikki Cutler

Despite tough competition on price, c-stores can win over the crowds at Easter thanks to the trends for luxurious gifts and self-treating

Christmas soft drinks

Christmas soft drinks: Drinks with a twist

21 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

With a growing number of consumers looking for soft drinks with a twist, retailers need to ensure they offer more than the standard fall-backs

Preschool kids and baby care

Preschool kids and baby care: Part of the pram race

20 Nov 2017

The birth rate may have fallen slightly, along with sales of nappies, but a c-store retailer’s baby aisle can still provide solace for time-poor parents

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

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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.

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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