All Blogs articles – Page 12

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    The cost of living wage

    2015-09-21T11:41:17.047Z

    The National Living Wage will have a big impact on retailers’ ability to provide jobs and reinvest, argues SGF chief executive Pete Cheema.

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    Daily business

    2015-09-11T14:12:03.697Z

    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.

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    New store, new brand

    2015-09-09T11:40:47.687Z

    Chaz has opted for Simply Fresh for his new store in Inkberrow, Worcestershire.

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    Impact of display ban on shoppers

    2015-08-26T10:53:07.790Z

    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.

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    Taking on responsibilities

    2015-08-25T14:05:15.493Z

    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.

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    Now is the time to speak out on Sunday trading

    2015-08-11T11:07:00Z

    The government has launched its consultation on plans to devolve Sunday trading regulations

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    HIM Think Tank: heating up summer sales

    2015-08-04T12:54:00Z

    Summertime can bring with it many highs and lows for convenience retailers, argues HIM’s Katie Littler

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    Heart of our communities

    2015-07-21T11:53:00Z

    Stephen Brown, Scotmid’s head of local sourcing, describes how the group develops its partnership with local suppliers across Scotland.

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    Location, location, location

    2015-07-14T16:17:00Z

    Finding a site for Chaz Chahal’s new store was the first major challenge the Costcutter retailer faced.

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    Counting the cost of the Budget

    2015-07-13T12:39:57.770Z

    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.

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    Think mission for fresh sales

    2015-07-03T10:54:03.753Z

    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.

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    Service with a smile

    2015-06-29T12:30:00Z

    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.

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    To buy or not to buy

    2015-06-23T10:49:32.773Z

    Chaz Chahal discusses the challenges of taking on new stores, as he embarks on the renovation of a new site in rural Worcestershire.

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    Reforming business rates

    2015-06-15T12:26:16.690Z

    The ACS has put forward its proposals for making business rates for small stores fairer, writes James Lowman.

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    Interrupting and inspiring in-store

    2015-06-08T11:35:00Z

    HIM research has found that the level of impulse purchasing in convenience stores is at an impressive five-year high, says Katie Littler.

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    The big deal

    2015-06-02T15:18:59.493Z

    Booker’s proposed acquisition of Musgrave GB will have a huge and lasting impact on convenience retailing in the UK.

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    Cautious optimism

    2015-06-02T15:14:00Z

    David Knight welcomes Booker’s plans to buy Budgens and Londis.

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    What to expect from the unexpected

    2015-05-21T14:51:12.530Z

    What will a majority Conservative government mean for the sector, asks James Lowman.

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    Time to multiply

    2015-05-19T15:48:18.683Z

    Ramesh has bought a new store in Horsham, near his Londis Southwater store, and sales are already up 15%.

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    Summing it up

    2015-05-01T16:18:00Z

    The benefits of getting involved in a local school project are adding up at Premier Edinburgh, says Linda Williams.