The overall message of a new ACS report is simple - people want diversity on their high streets, says chief executive James Lowman.
In terms of the targets for Ramesh’s relaunched and enlarged store, there is real light at the end of the tunnel.
Aldi is expected to submit its plans in the next few weeks, but Linda Williams’ Premier store is in a strong position to hold its ground - if the worst comes to the worst.
The ‘meal for tonight’ and ‘food to go’ missions are seeing the strongest growth year-on-year, says HIM’s Sarah Ashworth.
Mandatory plastic bag charges is one piece of regulation which the ACS is fully supportive of, says chief executive James Lowman.
Up until now Ramesh and his team been firefighting – with the size of the store and the introduction of the post office a dramatic change – but now things are finally starting to settle down.
Using services to drive footfall is as relevant today as it’s ever been, says HIM’s Molly Wilmot.
The official opening of Ramesh Shingadia’s revamped Londis Southwater store took place on a recent Saturday, following months of hard work.
Premier retailer Linda Williams is full of plans for her Edinburgh store to ensure it’s more than a match for Aldi.
The in-store experience and environment are becoming the new differentiator for shoppers, says HIM's Daron Gonzales.
Convenience store owners are no better placed to deal with energy companies than domestic consumers, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.
Londis retailer Ramesh Shingadia’s decision to expand his store has been both the hardest and most exciting thing he has done as a retailer.
Since Budgens retailer David Knight opened his second store, customer reaction and sales have been very encouraging.
At this time of year it’s important for retailers to ensure their store is fit to take advantage of shoppers’ optimism, says HIM’s Blake Gladman.
An Ipswich scheme to tackle street drinking has been a success, but clarity is needed to ensure such schemes are rolled out effectively elsewhere, James Lowman argues.
Londis retailer Sunder Sandher discusses some ideas to get you ahead of the competition.
Events are a great way for retailers to drive footfall and create in-store theatre, says HIM’s Molly Wilmot.
The Chancellor’s Budget will hold more interest than usual for retailers this year, says James Lowman.
Sunder has to choose between fighting the growing competition or selling his Londis Headington store to Café Nero.
Like many independent retailers, Edinburgh retailer Linda Williams is facing the prospect of a multiple competitor opening on her doorstep.
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