All Blogs articles – Page 16

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    The key trends of 2014


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

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    Avoiding alcohol duty fraud


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

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    New year, new store


    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


    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


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

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    Staff resignation


    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


    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


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

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    Autumn watch


    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


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

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    Festive spirit


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

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    Planning ahead


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

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    Spooky treats


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

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    Working holiday


    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


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