We can expect policy developments on key issues after the election, regardless of who’s in power, says James Lowman.
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.
Sound preparation and offering something different paid off for Knight’s Budgens at Easter.
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.
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.
Congratulations to the team at Scotmid, and particularly those at the store in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, for being named Convenience Retailer of the Year.
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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For any retailer worth his salt, store standards have to be the number one priority, says Londis retailer Ramesh Shingadia.
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.
It’s unsurprising that only 15% of convenience store shoppers purchased an item on impulse, says HIM's Jennie Milner.
The competition’s hotting up with Sainbury’s Local opening in Hassocks, but Budgens retailer David Knight is keeping his cool
It has particular significance this year because the tobacco display ban will become a reality for every c-store on 6 April.
It’s been nine months now since Ramesh and family re-opened their larger store, and there are still many lessons learned.
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.
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.
The chancellor is doing the right thing in reviewing business rates, but now the real work starts, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.
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.
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.
Sussex retailer David Knight urges all retailers to get into the community spirit at Christmas.
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