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    Policy watch

    2015-04-27T12:42:19.567Z

    We can expect policy developments on key issues after the election, regardless of who’s in power, says James Lowman.

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    How community work pays off

    2015-04-17T17:09:19.337Z

    A large Co-op opened near Ramesh Shingadia's Londis store in Southwater a few years ago, but he has always been able to maintain sales because of his community engagement, he says.

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    Event planning

    2015-04-13T11:49:00Z

    Sound preparation and offering something different paid off for Knight’s Budgens at Easter.

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    Time to review progress

    2015-04-02T11:51:00Z

    It’s been a year since Ramesh re-opened his Londis store in Southwater, West Sussex, so it is a good time to review progress.

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    Budget analysis

    2015-03-30T10:58:56.057Z

    Overall, this was a safe Budget, but the real challenges will come when the next government unveils its programme after the election, says James Lowman.

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    Take the high road

    2015-03-25T09:57:15.423Z

    Congratulations to the team at Scotmid, and particularly those at the store in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, for being named Convenience Retailer of the Year.

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    The importance of value

    2015-03-16T10:38:26.987Z

    The recession has solidified shopper habits in such a way that finding value for money remains a priority for many, says HIM's Sophie Jones.

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    What does the future look like?

    2015-03-10T12:57:24.713Z

    Are you an independent retailer? Have you ever considered running a franchised store? For some people, these two questions are mutually exclusive...

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    Why standards are top of the list

    2015-03-02T11:13:51.100Z

    For any retailer worth his salt, store standards have to be the number one priority, says Londis retailer Ramesh Shingadia.

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    Time for a new plan

    2015-02-27T12:21:00Z

    When a multiple retailer arrives and says they want to open a store, it still seems that most council planning departments welcome them with open arms.

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    Get shoppers to act on impulse

    2015-02-23T10:11:04.680Z

    It’s unsurprising that only 15% of convenience store shoppers purchased an item on impulse, says HIM's Jennie Milner.

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    Riding the storm

    2015-02-16T09:47:00Z

    The competition’s hotting up with Sainbury’s Local opening in Hassocks, but Budgens retailer David Knight is keeping his cool

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    April is the cruellest month

    2015-02-12T10:49:09.907Z

    It has particular significance this year because the tobacco display ban will become a reality for every c-store on 6 April.

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    Cutting back on the range

    2015-01-30T11:32:31.420Z

    It’s been nine months now since Ramesh and family re-opened their larger store, and there are still many lessons learned.

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    Welcome to a new era

    2015-01-19T10:10:00Z

    A lot has happened in the past two decades in UK convenience, and it’s all set to change again, says HIM’s Katie Hemmings.

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    Taking the message to government

    2015-01-12T10:21:00Z

    With the help of retailers representing Spar, Nisa and Premier, the SGF engaged with over 80 MSPs over a three-day period, showing them the facts about our sector in Scotland, says Premier retailer Linda Williams.

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    Getting down to business

    2015-01-05T11:50:21.740Z

    The chancellor is doing the right thing in reviewing business rates, but now the real work starts, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Looking forward to 2015

    2014-12-22T10:41:00Z

    Dynamic market conditions and a new breed of shopper have created a ‘perfect storm’, which points towards revolution, not evolution, for UK convenience, says HIM’s Katie Littler.

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    A different kind of Christmas

    2014-12-12T09:24:00Z

    Ramesh Shingadia’s Londis store will open from 9am-6pm on Christmas Day with just a skeleton staff, family only, and he expects to be busy.

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    Lighting up Christmas

    2014-12-02T14:05:00Z

    Sussex retailer David Knight urges all retailers to get into the community spirit at Christmas.