All Blogs articles – Page 16

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    The key trends of 2014

    2014-01-20T10:14:00Z

    Natalie Goodridge of HIM suggests meal solutions are a big opportunity for c-stores this year.

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    Avoiding alcohol duty fraud

    2014-01-13T11:37:00Z

    The ACS is stepping up its campaign to tackle alcohol duty fraud.

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    New year, new store

    2014-01-06T10:55:00Z

    Budgens retailer David Knight has purchased a new 6,000sq ft store a few miles from his award-winning Hassocks store.

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    The retailer support network

    2013-12-17T12:03:00Z

    It’s so important for retailers to go to other stores and see what they can learn, says Londis retailer Sunder Sandher.

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    The highs and lows of 2013

    2013-12-03T14:42:00Z

    Confidence is improving, and shoppers say they want their local stores to succeed, says HIM’s Natalie Goodridge.

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    Staff resignation

    2013-11-30T14:59:00Z

    It’s a strange feeling when you get a member of staff handing in their resignation, says Shetland retailer Scott Preston.

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    A tasty development

    2013-11-27T10:44:00Z

    Such has been the success of local products that independents should be asking whether they can afford not to stock them, says editor David Rees.

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    Local competition

    2013-11-20T16:49:00Z

    M Local has just opened near Sunder’s Londis Headington store, but so his fears have gone unfounded.

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    Autumn watch

    2013-11-18T11:06:00Z

    The Autumn Financial Statement has become one of the most important days in the political calendar, says James Lowman.

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    Glass half full

    2013-11-08T14:38:00Z

    Shetland retailer Scott disputes the much-repeated concerns over nails in coffins - literally as well as metaphorically.

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    Festive spirit

    2013-11-04T11:08:00Z

    With Halloween lighting up sales, Premier retailer Linda Williams is now looking forward to Small Business Saturday and the Christmas season.

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    The season to be merry

    2013-10-25T10:12:00Z

    Christmas, the relaunched National Lottery and a recent wine trip to Chile give Londis retailer Sunder Sandher reasons to be cheerful.

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    Fix a broken system

    2013-10-21T11:23:00Z

    The rates system is broken and the onus is on George Osborne to fix it, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Prepare for a Big Night In

    2013-10-14T11:57:00Z

    The Big Night In continues to grow in UK households, so from Thursday to Sunday you need to be prepared, says HIM’s Natalie Goodridge.

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    Breaking bad

    2013-10-07T11:13:00Z

    David Knight’s decision to upgrade his building security prevented a gang from breaking into his Hassocks store. But he was not prepared for the lack of police support.

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    Fighting back

    2013-09-26T16:28:00Z

    Sunder Sandher is gearing up for the opening of an M Local near his Londis store in Oxford.

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    Planning ahead

    2013-09-23T11:30:00Z

    Maintaining a town centre first planning policy is vital for our high streets, argues James Lowman.

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    Spooky treats

    2013-09-13T11:53:00Z

    Halloween is one of the biggest events of the retail year, says HIM’s Natalie Goodridge.

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    Working holiday

    2013-09-09T10:46:00Z

    While Hassocks took its holidays, it was back to school for Budgens retailer David Knight who undertook a comprehensive review of his business.

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    Make it click

    2013-08-28T16:53:00Z

    Click and collect is a threat worth taking seriously, says editor David Rees.