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  • ACS
    Opinion

    The impact of violence and abuse

    2019-06-27T13:15:00Z

    One of the biggest issues that retailers face when dealing with violence and abuse is the lack of consistent response from the justice system, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

  • ACS
    Opinion

    Assured advice for all retailers

    2019-06-03T11:14:00Z

    While there’s no doubt that our exit from the European Union is still grabbing most of the headlines, there are plenty of rules and regulation changes to keep retailers occupied on a day-to-day basis, writes ACS chief executive James Lowman.

  • SGF chief executive Pete Cheema
    Opinion

    Staff costs demand attention

    2019-06-03T11:11:00Z

    The stress of working in the convenience sector needs urgent attention, SGF chief executive Pete Cheema argues.

  • FIONA ADDIS MAIN
    Opinion

    Community works

    2019-05-20T14:58:00Z

    The best part of my role at Eurospar Ardglass is without a doubt all of the community work that I run on behalf of the store, writes Sales Assistant of the Year winner Fiona Addis.

  • MIKE DOREY HEADSHOT
    Opinion

    After the event

    2019-05-16T10:57:00Z

    Mike, who owns Eastcombe Village Stores in Gloucestershire, discusses how to keep the wind in your sales in the aftermath of bank holidays and events.

  • Sid Sidhu
    Opinion

    Face up to new solutions

    2019-05-16T10:33:00Z

    Budgens retailer Sid Sidhu is hoping to take the faff out of facing up with a new system that will do it all for him.

  • headshot
    Opinion

    The wrong side of the track

    2019-05-14T11:39:00Z

    The new Track and Trace regime for tobacco is turning out to be painful and difficult for retailers, writes C-Store editor David Rees.

  • HIM
    Blogs

    A fad for the future?

    2019-05-14T11:37:00Z

    This cashier-less c-store trial is a bold move from Sainsbury’s, but will have not been made on a whim. 

  • ACS
    Blog

    Why reporting crime is crucial

    2019-05-02T15:42:00Z

    It is key that we take this opportunity to highlight the cost of crime not only in terms of financial loss, but its human impact, writes ACS chief executive James Lowman.

  • ACS
    Opinion

    Counting the cost of crime

    2019-04-03T10:29:00Z

    Whenever we talk to retailers about the biggest issues they face on a day-to-day basis, the number one thing that comes up time and again is crime, writes the ACS chief executive.

  • SGF chief executive Pete Cheema
    Blogs

    Growing concerns

    2019-04-02T11:38:00Z

    ATM closures and bank restructuring are causing issues that need addressing, Pete says.

  • Premier Wharfedale Hull
    Blog

    Don't stereotype shoplifters

    2019-03-19T11:58:00Z

    Over the years we’ve discovered shoplifters like disguises, writes Hull-based Premier retailer Sam Coldbeck.

  • Champs
    Blogs

    Food to go sales boost

    2019-03-11T14:23:00Z

    It is now 15 months since Aldi opened up right next door to our store, and so we are now getting meaningful comparison figures with sales from last year as we are into our second year of trading alongside them, writes Edinburgh-based Premier retailer Linda Williams.

  • headshot
    Blogs

    Return the consultation

    2019-02-21T15:03:00Z

    Now that the government has published its consultation document about a deposit return scheme for drinks containers, the convenience industry can start to work out how much it is going to cost it. While the proposals are officially subject to consultation, some form of legislation was inevitable from the ...

  • ACS
    Blog

    Reporting retail crime

    2019-02-05T15:35:00Z

    If retailers stop reporting crimes when they take place there’s a danger that forces will see theft as even less of a priority over time, says James.

  • HIM
    Blogs

    Future thinking

    2019-01-23T15:07:00Z

    Zoe Jag-Nathan discusses HIM’s latest future of convenience report.

  • ACS
    Blogs

    State influence

    2019-01-21T14:51:00Z

    There are two areas of consumer behaviour that the government is looking to influence in 2019 and which will have a direct impact on convenience stores: plastic bag use and diet choices.

  • ACS
    Blogs

    Focus on energy drinks

    2018-12-12T10:39:00Z

    Store owners should debate selling energy drinks to children with their community, says James.

  • HIM
    Blogs

    Digital ordering

    2018-12-12T10:27:00Z

    It is vital that suppliers embrace and invest in B2B e-commerce and are knowledgeable as to the key guiding principles, says HIM’s Chloe Kent.

  • Sam Coldbeck
    Blogs

    Every little helps

    2018-11-28T11:38:00Z

    Making your business more sustainable can be good for the planet and your pocket, Sam argues.