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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.

Local sourcing Hull

Local sourcing in Hull

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

Epos

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.

Plastic pollution environment

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.

Pwllheli

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.  

Bellshill

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. 

Battersea General Store

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.

Spar Tunbridge Wells

Spar Liptraps Lane, Tunbridge Wells

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

Save Local, Colchester

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.

Paul Gardner CRA

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.

World Foods Selection

World Foods: Keep it real to be a global hit

As world foods become more mainstream, a number of retailers are seeing increased demand for more authentic and adventurous lines.

Eldred Drive Stores

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.

Brighton

Reducing plastic waste: Hisbe, Brighton

Amy Anslow, co-founder of Hisbe supermarket in Brighton, discusses how the store has reduced plastic waste and packaging. 

Holborn's Nutfield

Holborn's Nutfield, Surrey

Dean Holborn recently invested around £80,000 revamping his Nutfield store. C-Store paid him a visit. 

Spar Eat 17

Eat 17, Bishop's Stortford

Eat 17 opened its fourth Spar-branded store a few weeks ago, in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire. C-Store paid a visit to arguably their most ambitious store yet.  

Lifestyle Extra, Llanelli

Lifestyle Extra, Llanelli

Lifestyle retailer Venu Mittapally discusses his recently-refitted 1,100 sq ft store in Llanelli, South Wales.

Champions Lunch

C-Store Champions discuss their responses to NLW rises

Speaking at C-Store’s Champions Lunch, leading retailers outline how the National Living Wage has impacted their businesses. 

Nisa Luton

Nisa Marsh Farm, Luton

Nisa retailer Barry Patel discusses his new 4,800sq ft store in the Marsh Farm council estate in Luton.

Prestbury Village Store

Budgens Prestbury Village Stores, Cheltenham

Former Warner’s Budgens manager Jerry Tweney discusses his recently-opened 1,600 sq ft new store in Gloucestershire.

Cheltenham

Simply Fresh, Cheltenham

Mani Singh, manager of Simply Fresh in Cheltenham, discusses the new company-owned store. 

Sales assistant of the year

Sales Assistant of the Year 2016

The 2016 customer service champions discuss their winning experiences. 

CRA 2017

VIDEO: Convenience Retail Awards 2017

The UK’s leading c-store retailers and suppliers attended CRA 2017 at 155 Bishopsgate London on 16 March.

Lambs Larder

Lambs Larder, Bells Yew Green, East Sussex

Peter Lamb discusses how he has created a 21st century village store and used Brexit as a business opportunity.

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