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Consumers are becoming more demanding about information on sourcing, production and values, writes HIM’s Matt Smith.
2017 might be seen as a year of ‘wait and see’ for West Sussex-based Budgens retailer David, but 2018 promises to be a year of action.
The Convenience Retail Awards, now open for entries, was created to celebrate the smart, resourceful and ambitious operators that the industry is blessed with, writes David.
This October there are big changes coming into force around Assured Advice, says James.
Data suggests that the percentage of alcohol drinkers within the convenience base is declining, so retailers need to figure out solutions to offset the decline, writes HIM’s Matt Smith.
A second store is a huge commitment, but has by no means put us off adding to our retail site portfolio, writes Northern Ireland retailer Donna Mullan.
The staff are the foundations of Wharfedale Premier’s responsible retailing credentials, says Sam.
Further evidence this week that the National Living Wage is having a huge impact on the retail industry, says editor David Rees.
Look after Generations Y and Z as they will ultimately look after you, says HIM’s Blake Gladman.
Scottish retailers such as Linda are playing their part in providing healthier options for consumers.
Celebrate the fact that convenience stores are at the heart of the local communities they serve, says James Lowman.
As many as seven out of 10 of parents with school-age children say that they make a conscious decision to ensure their children eat healthily at school lunch time, writes Louise McWhirter.
There is a tipping point where artificially low food prices are no longer sustainable, says West Sussex Budgens retailer David Knight.
Scottish retailers are tackling obesity and don’t need further regulation, SGF’s chief executive asserts.
Meet our new Our Store columnist, CRA 2017 winner Donna Mullan
One way to differentiate yourself is by providing fantastic customer service and a great in-store experience, writes HIM’s Matt Smith.
The ACS will lobby to ensure domestic issues are not overshadowed by Brexit, says James.
Politics is in a fluid situation at the moment, as is the future structure of the independent sector, writes editor David Rees.
Retailers, suppliers and Trading Standards all need to work together to beat the illicit trade, writes Premier retailer Samantha Coldbeck.
For the first time ever, ease of shop has been voted of priority importance by shoppers, writes Laura Solomon.
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