All Blogs articles – Page 11

  • Chaz Chahal
    Blogs

    Staffing matters

    2016-02-12T12:53:00Z

    Chaz has been turning his attention to staffing ahead of the Inkberrow store opening.

  • Belle Nairac
    Blogs

    Healthy eating cannot be ignored

    2016-01-29T11:32:00Z

    A massive 78% of shoppers don’t see c-stores as credible places to buy fresh and healthy products, writes HIM’s Belle Nairac.

  • Pete Cheema
    Blogs

    Going it alone

    2016-01-27T11:38:00Z

    Increasingly the Scottish government is trying to do things differently to the rest of the UK, writes SGF chief executive Pete Cheema.

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    Blogs

    In praise of food to go

    2016-01-26T11:49:00Z

    It requires skill and care, and a commitment to quality and service to do well, but food to go remains part of the future for the industry, writes C-Store editor David Rees.

  • Chaz Chahal
    Blogs

    Focusing on 2016

    2016-01-14T12:27:00Z

    The festive decorations have been packed away for another year, and many business owners looking firmly to the year ahead, writes retailer Chaz Chahal.

  • ACS
    Blogs

    Engage with local decision-makers

    2016-01-14T12:16:00Z

    More decisions than ever before are being made locally this year, writes ACS chief executive James Lowman.

  • Elsye Charvin
    Blogs

    Snowball your sales this Christmas

    2015-12-16T10:37:00Z

    HIM’s Elyse Charvin advises retailers on making the most of the last-minute festive shopper.

  • Sam Coldbeck
    Blogs

    Work with the police

    2015-12-15T16:22:00Z

    By doing our bit and supporting the local policing team, bonds are strengthened and we can make the best of a bad job, writes Samantha Coldbeck.

  • Chaz Chahal
    Blogs

    The devil is in the detail

    2015-12-04T15:21:00Z

    The intricacies of changing a fascia, shopfront or even exterior lighting are a big deal with local authorities.

  • ACS
    Blogs

    Business waits

    2015-12-04T14:36:00Z

    The Chancellor did little to reassure retailers over business rates reform, James points out.

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    Blogs

    A Mexican wave

    2015-12-04T14:29:00Z

    Advocates point to the “success” of a sugar tax in Mexico, but that is from a starting position where sugary drink consumption is an astronomical 43 gallons per person per year, writes David.

  • Louise Howarth
    Blogs

    Fast and friendly service matters

    2015-11-18T11:21:00Z

    HIM’s Louise Howarth addresses what good customer service means within convenience.

  • Chaz Chahal
    Blogs

    Store layout is the next step for Chaz

    2015-11-09T11:17:00Z

    Laying out a store still comes down to a few main factors which are often interlinked, says Chaz as he embarks on the next step of his new Simply Fresh store.

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    Blogs

    The big event

    2015-11-02T17:14:00Z

    What is coming through particularly strongly this year is the sense of fun that Halloween brings, to individual stores and to communities as a whole, writes editor David Rees.

  • Blogs

    Keep up the pressure

    2015-11-02T13:03:51.820Z

    Every voice counts in the battle against changes to Sunday Trading regulations, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

  • Blogs

    Make the fright decisions

    2015-10-26T09:50:39.720Z

    Halloween continues to grow and the opportunity for retailers to take advantage is clearer than ever, writes HIM's Matt Smith.

  • Blogs

    The taste of success

    2015-10-23T10:41:11.417Z

    Sales Assistant of the Year 2014 Anita Nye of Eldred Drive Store, Kent, looks to a bright future.

  • Blogs

    It's not all going Chaz's way

    2015-10-12T17:02:00Z

    A BBC documentary about the Post Office aired a bit too late to save Chaz Chahal’s plan for a Local offer in his new Inkberrow store.

  • David Knight
    Blogs

    Keeping up with trends

    2015-10-12T10:42:00Z

    The challenge is to keep meeting changing consumer tastes, says West Sussex Budgens retailer David Knight.

  • Blogs

    Don't ignore the food to go mission

    2015-09-28T11:06:00Z

    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.