Chaz has been turning his attention to staffing ahead of the Inkberrow store opening.
A massive 78% of shoppers don’t see c-stores as credible places to buy fresh and healthy products, writes HIM’s Belle Nairac.
Increasingly the Scottish government is trying to do things differently to the rest of the UK, writes SGF chief executive Pete Cheema.
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.
The festive decorations have been packed away for another year, and many business owners looking firmly to the year ahead, writes retailer Chaz Chahal.
More decisions than ever before are being made locally this year, writes ACS chief executive James Lowman.
HIM’s Elyse Charvin advises retailers on making the most of the last-minute festive shopper.
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.
The intricacies of changing a fascia, shopfront or even exterior lighting are a big deal with local authorities.
The Chancellor did little to reassure retailers over business rates reform, James points out.
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.
HIM’s Louise Howarth addresses what good customer service means within convenience.
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.
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.
Every voice counts in the battle against changes to Sunday Trading regulations, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.
Halloween continues to grow and the opportunity for retailers to take advantage is clearer than ever, writes HIM's Matt Smith.
Sales Assistant of the Year 2014 Anita Nye of Eldred Drive Store, Kent, looks to a bright future.
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.
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.
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