All Blogs articles – Page 20

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    Learning about my customers

    2012-07-20T16:20:00Z

    Researching and reacting to shopper trends is paying dividends at my new Headington store

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    The big symbol switch

    2012-07-18T12:40:00Z

    It’s a very interesting time for the symbol group market right now. It’s a growing market, and has been for many years as independent retailers realise that they need increasing levels of professionalism and support in order to compete, but it’s also in high flux.

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    Unfair business relationships

    2012-07-18T12:29:00Z

    Unfair business relationships are preventing retailers from doing their jobs, says James Lowman

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    Editor's comment: The big symbol switch

    2012-07-16T10:15:00Z

    It’s a very interesting time for the symbol group market right now.

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    Fresh thinking

    2012-07-13T16:35:00Z

    At a recent retailer focus group, when asked what’s doing well and what we need to do better, all 10 or so retailers sat around the table replied ‘chilled and fresh’!

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    Plain speaking

    2012-07-13T14:34:00Z

    It is the retail industry that has the most to lose from this latest state-sponsored assault on the tobacco sector.

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    Editor's comment: Plain speaking

    2012-07-03T16:23:00Z

    Convenience Store is one of the many organisations to have submitted a response to the government’s consultation on the plain packaging of tobacco products…

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    Dan Cock: Village stories

    2012-07-03T16:15:00Z

    Dan urges retailers to wake up to the opportunities chilled and fresh can bring

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    Fine tuning reaps rewards

    2012-06-20T16:21:00Z

    When I first moved into the store in March I had seven days to get it open, so it was a big rush.

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    Sustainability can drive your business forward

    2012-06-20T14:14:00Z

    In his first blog for C-Store, David champions the principle of sustainability in business.

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    The M Word

    2012-06-20T12:17:03.330Z

    It looks like Costcutter will be forging an alliance with Morrisons some time soon, and what a shake-up that will give the convenience industry.

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    David Knight's tales

    2012-06-20T11:37:00Z

    In his first column for C-Store, award-winning retailer David Knight champions sustainability

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    Editor's comment: The M word

    2012-06-20T11:28:00Z

    It looks like Costcutter will be forging an alliance with Morrisons some time soon, and what a shake-up that will give the convenience industry.

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    Editor's comment: A fresh start

    2012-06-07T14:13:00Z

    We have an enhanced focus on fresh and chilled in the latest issue, and I urge you to do the same within your business.

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    Join the symbol family

    2012-05-23T10:04:00Z

    I have long said that as retailers we should look to work together more often. Sharing best practice and exchanging contacts or networking can reap many rewards, and joining a symbol group does just that.

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    Editor's comment: Symbols add up

    2012-05-22T00:00:00Z

    One of the requirements of my job is to look for patterns within the convenience retailing sector.

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    The Sunday blues

    2012-05-10T11:49:11.700Z

    The Sunday Trading Olympics Bill is a blow for small retailers, but there are still plenty of opportunities

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    Editor's comment: Au revoir Colin

    2012-05-08T00:00:00Z

    It’s a key lesson for business, and arguably for life in general, that nobody should outstay their welcome. Nevertheless, Colin Graves’ exit from Costcutter last week, 26 years after founding the group, still seems like it has come too soon.

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    Thank you and good night

    2012-04-30T11:19:00Z

    After almost 21 years, it’s finally time to hang up my cash and carry clip-board and retire.

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    Editor's comment: Keep the faith

    2012-04-24T00:00:00Z

    We’re astonished to report this week that it took a formal Freedom of Information request from your favourite fortnightly to get the government to reveal the results of its own Sunday Trading consultation as part of the Red Tape Challenge