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The challenge is to keep meeting changing consumer tastes, says West Sussex Budgens retailer David Knight.
Recent research from HIM shows one in four UK adults bought food to go from c-stores within the past seven days, writes Katherine Dixon.
The National Living Wage will have a big impact on retailers’ ability to provide jobs and reinvest, argues SGF chief executive Pete Cheema.
The Conservative government has only a slim majority and won’t want an early Commons defeat, so will be sensitive to any reservations that backbenchers have over Sunday trading, writes C-Store editor David Rees.
Chaz has opted for Simply Fresh for his new store in Inkberrow, Worcestershire.
With the tobacco display ban in place in small stores for nearly six months, now is a great time to consider what impact it has actually had on shoppers, writes HIM's Katie Littler.
As retailers, we all have a vested interest in protecting children and helping to produce a community we can all be proud of, writes Hull retailer Samantha Coldbeck.
The government has launched its consultation on plans to devolve Sunday trading regulations
Summertime can bring with it many highs and lows for convenience retailers, argues HIM’s Katie Littler
Stephen Brown, Scotmid’s head of local sourcing, describes how the group develops its partnership with local suppliers across Scotland.
Finding a site for Chaz Chahal’s new store was the first major challenge the Costcutter retailer faced.
The last week has been – in political terms at least - one of the most difficult for local shops in recent memory, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.
In order to create the perception of a 'credible fresh food offer', the number one thing stores need to do is ensure a 'clean and tidy shopping area', writes HIM's Ed Sibley.
There are many ways to be a great sales assistant, but two of the most important are being yourself and to put your customers first, writes award-winning Anita Nye.
Chaz Chahal discusses the challenges of taking on new stores, as he embarks on the renovation of a new site in rural Worcestershire.
The ACS has put forward its proposals for making business rates for small stores fairer, writes James Lowman.
HIM research has found that the level of impulse purchasing in convenience stores is at an impressive five-year high, says Katie Littler.
Booker’s proposed acquisition of Musgrave GB will have a huge and lasting impact on convenience retailing in the UK.
David Knight welcomes Booker’s plans to buy Budgens and Londis.
What will a majority Conservative government mean for the sector, asks James Lowman.
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