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Next Generation Retail

Spar Holmer Green’s Jason Sichel (pictured right) discusses the changes he is making since taking over the store from father Peter (pictured left)

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Investment plans for 2020

Four C-Store Champions discuss their investment plans for 2020 - including food to go, staff training, delivery solutions and new stores. 

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Costcutter Chislehurst, Kent

Anil Patel recently reopened his Costcutter store following a transformative three-month refit. He talks to C-Store about the impact the flagship store has had on sales. 

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David’s Kitchen, Kirkcaldy

Scottish c-store retailer David’s Kitchen recently opened a third site, in Kirkcaldy. Managing director Keith Fernie takes C-Store on a tour.

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Co-op On the Go, America Square, London

The Co-op Group is trialling a new On the Go format in London, as it increasingly competes with food to go outlets in urban areas.

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Cofresh extends snacking offer with Street Food range

Convenience Store senior reporter Ieuan Hughes looks at two new products from Indian snacking brand Cofresh.

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Ferrero supports convenience retailers during Diwali

Convenience Store’s Sarah Britton explains how Ferrero is supporting small stores this Diwali.

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Premier Foods gets summer ready with new launches

Convenience Store senior reporter Ieuan Hughes looks at three new products from Premier Foods’ Mr Kipling and Loyd Grossman brands.

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Mondelēz releases sleighful of Cadbury NPD for Christmas

Convenience Store features editor Sarah Britton looks inside Cadbury UK’s Santa sack.

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Costcutter Cockshut Hill, Sheldon

Rekha Godhania discusses the success of her Costcutter store, which was one of the symbol group’s first Shopper First concept sites when it opened in 2017.

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For Earth’s Sake, Cranleigh, Surrey

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

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Bread and bakery: Shopper wants and kneads

C-stores are making sure they keep their bread and bakery customers happy with a range that focuses on both local and value lines

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Convenience Retail Awards 2019

The best in UK convenience retailing was celebrated in style at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 14 March. Watch some of the highlights here.

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Local sourcing in Hull

Wharfedale Premier owner Sam Coldbeck explains the importance of sourcing local produce in an inner city store.

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Cutting-edge technology

Southampton-based retailers Richard Inglis and Steve Bassett discuss how new technology is enabling them to boost footfall and reduce costs at their respective stores.

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Thornton's Budgens, Belsize Park

Owner Andrew Thornton discusses his vision to eliminate plastic packaging in store, and urges the backing of manufacturers and retailers.

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On the agenda: The environment

C-Store editor David Rees introduces a short film on the plastic reduction agenda, featuring Defra, the ACS, Zero Waste Scotland and leading retailers.

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Spar Market, Pwllheli, Wales

Conrad Davies’ Pwllheli store was the first in the country to convert to the Spar Market format. One year on from the major revamp, he discusses the impact of the new-look store on margins and sales.  

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Nisa Motherwell Road, Bellshill

Retailer Daniall Nadeem discusses his new Nisa store in Bellshill, Scotland, which opened on 6 July on the site of a former pub. 

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Battersea General Store, London

Raj Bathia, owner of Battersea General Store in the regenerated Battersea Power Station, discusses the 6,500sq ft store’s early success.

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Spar Liptraps Lane, Tunbridge Wells

Owner Dee Patel and MSP Systems founder Romesh Perera discuss the new high-tech Spar store in Tunbridge Wells. 

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Save Local, Colchester

Andrea Aston, owner of Save Local in Colchester, takes C-Store on a tour of her new 3,300 sq. ft. convenience store which has taken four years to design and build.

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Convenience Retail Awards 2018

The UK’s leading c-store retailers and suppliers attended CRA 2018 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, where Budgens of Islington was crowned overall winner.

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Responsible retailing: Eldred Drive Stores, Orpington

Anita Nye, manager of Premier Eldred Drive Stores, explains why the store has implemented a ban on the sale of energy drinks to under-16s - and discusses the importance of responsible retailing in general.

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