All Blogs articles – Page 14

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    Top service brings smiles all round

    2014-11-25T15:19:13.160Z

    The thousands of convenience shoppers we speak to every month never let us forget how important sales staff are in building loyalty and driving sales, says HIM's Katie Littler.

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    Time to take action

    2014-11-20T09:13:50.607Z

    The government must commit to reforming the business rates system, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Staff training is paying off

    2014-11-04T12:42:44.690Z

    Staff training and development is a strategy for Ramesh Shingadia's Londis store in Southwater, and has always been a pet topic of his.

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    A waiting game

    2014-11-03T10:45:00Z

    Linda and Dennis Williams have done everything in their power to stop an Aldi store being built on the doorstep of their Premier store in Edinburgh.

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    Political engagement

    2014-10-23T14:47:10.450Z

    Invite your MP and councillors to your stores, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Planning for Christmas

    2014-10-20T10:18:48.600Z

    Londis retailer Ramesh Shingadia has always opened for a few hours on the 25th, but this year he will open 9am to 6pm.

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    United front

    2014-10-08T15:00:00Z

    We’re all on the same side when it comes to battling against the multiples, says Budgens retailer David Knight.

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    Fresh drives top-up credibility

    2014-09-30T11:30:00Z

    Competition is everywhere and it’s no longer okay to get away with a poor fresh offer, says HIM’s Blake Gladman.

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    Political change

    2014-09-23T16:28:54.010Z

    The No vote in the Scottish referendum heralds a new wave of changes across the UK, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Increasing the focus

    2014-09-11T12:16:13.603Z

    Ramesh is over the transitional stage and focusing on bedding everything in at his Southwater Londis store.

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    Monitoring alcohol policy

    2014-08-29T10:14:33.417Z

    The ACS will fight proposals to restrict the number of alcohol licences in an area, says James Lowman.

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    How own label adds value

    2014-08-26T16:05:00Z

    A credible own-label offer is a key way of driving loyalty, says HIM’s Jennifer Pratt.

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    It’s all a gamble

    2014-08-21T14:40:00Z

    Every penny spent is a gamble, says Shetland retailer Scott Preston, who is about to embark on a £25,000 refit.

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    The heat is on

    2014-08-18T10:31:00Z

    Sales are sizzling in the sunshine, but the heat is on as Budgens retailer David Knight has some tough decisions to make.

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    Bring me sunshine

    2014-08-15T10:22:12.173Z

    Warm weather means hot sales, but are you ready for the challenge?

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    A renewed focus

    2014-08-11T11:58:07.497Z

    Ramesh Shingadia returns to his store after a short break and reaps the benefits of seeing it with fresh eyes.

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    Understanding the impact

    2014-08-04T11:45:31.350Z

    ACS chief executive James Lowman urges the Department of Health to look at the real evidence when comes to assessing the impact of plain packaging.

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    Missing the point

    2014-07-31T09:50:29.113Z

    One month on from the end of Costcutter’s distribution link with Nisa, what have we learned?

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    Taking stock

    2014-07-14T13:02:27.617Z

    Ramesh Shingadia is taking a step back after a gruelling few months with his store refit - but everything is going to plan.

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    Don't forget core missions

    2014-07-07T12:19:00Z

    With growing pressures facing the channel, convenience needs to re-focus on core missions to ensure its long-term success, says HIM’s Sophie Jones.