All Blogs articles – Page 7

  • Matt Smith
    Blogs

    How to boost beer and cider

    2017-09-22T10:09:00Z

    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.

  • Donna Mullan
    Blogs

    Multiple ambition

    2017-09-11T12:56:00Z

    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.

  • Sam Coldbeck
    Blogs

    Strong foundation

    2017-09-06T14:54:00Z

    The staff are the foundations of Wharfedale Premier’s responsible retailing credentials, says Sam.

  • headshot
    Blogs

    The cost of living

    2017-09-06T14:18:00Z

    Further evidence this week that the National Living Wage is having a huge impact on the retail industry, says editor David Rees.

  • HIM
    Blogs

    Know your shopper Ys and Zs

    2017-08-30T15:20:00Z

    Look after Generations Y and Z as they will ultimately look after you, says HIM’s Blake Gladman.

  • Champs
    Blogs

    Healthy progress

    2017-08-30T15:18:00Z

    Scottish retailers such as Linda are playing their part in providing healthier options for consumers.

  • ACS
    Blogs

    Promote your local value

    2017-08-14T11:15:00Z

    Celebrate the fact that convenience stores are at the heart of the local communities they serve, says James Lowman.

  • Louise Howarth
    Blogs

    Get ready for back-to-school

    2017-07-26T15:44:00Z

    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.

  • David Knight
    Blogs

    Tipping point

    2017-07-24T16:42:00Z

    There is a tipping point where artificially low food prices are no longer sustainable, says West Sussex Budgens retailer David Knight.

  • Pete Cheema
    Blogs

    A healthy challenge

    2017-07-14T10:47:00Z

    Scottish retailers are tackling obesity and don’t need further regulation, SGF’s chief executive asserts.

  • Donna Mullan
    Blogs

    Becoming a multi-site retailer

    2017-07-11T12:02:00Z

    Meet our new Our Store columnist, CRA 2017 winner Donna Mullan

  • Matt Smith
    Blogs

    Enhance the shopper's experience

    2017-07-03T12:50:00Z

    One way to differentiate yourself is by providing fantastic customer service and a great in-store experience, writes HIM’s Matt Smith.

  • ACS
    Blogs

    Post-election priorities

    2017-06-29T11:36:00Z

    The ACS will lobby to ensure domestic issues are not overshadowed by Brexit, says James.

  • headshot
    Blogs

    The big question

    2017-06-27T13:19:00Z

    Politics is in a fluid situation at the moment, as is the future structure of the independent sector, writes editor David Rees.

  • Sam Coldbeck
    Blogs

    Come together

    2017-06-14T12:27:00Z

    Retailers, suppliers and Trading Standards all need to work together to beat the illicit trade, writes Premier retailer Samantha Coldbeck.

  • HIM
    Blogs

    Make easy shopping a priority

    2017-06-12T13:52:00Z

    For the first time ever, ease of shop has been voted of priority importance by shoppers, writes Laura Solomon.

  • Steve Barnes
    Blogs

    Don't buy our campaign

    2017-06-09T14:56:00Z

    GroceryAid chief executive Steve Barnes discusses the charity’s new campaign.

  • Champs
    Blogs

    Decision time

    2017-05-26T17:14:00Z

    Faced with no party that they can fully endorse, Dennis and Linda Williams have decided they will be voting for their sitting MP on 8 June.

  • village stories
    Blogs

    Up and running

    2017-05-22T13:16:00Z

    Dan’s revamped store in Holsworthy is now also the village pub and the village coffee shop.

  • ACS
    Blogs

    Election priorities

    2017-05-16T10:24:00Z

    As the general election approaches, the ACS is lobbying parties hard over the key retail issues.