All Business Advice articles – Page 6

  • World Cup gallery
    Features and Analysis

    World Cup gallery


    Football fever is sweeping the nation and plenty of people are preparing for what is the biggest sporting event in the world, including convenience retailers. The World Cup is the perfect opportunity to get customers excited for a big night in front of the box or a family barbecue while enjoying the footie. 

  • Healthy food
    Features and Analysis

    It’s hip to be healthy


    The hottest story in the aisles of the recent National Convenience Show was the rise of healthy products and their potential for the convenience sector. C-Store speaks to retailers and suppliers about the must-have products appearing on health-conscious shopping lists.

  • GDPR
    Features and Analysis

    GDPR: Playing the data game


    In a few days, hard hitting new laws on data protection will come into force. C-Store looks at what the regulations mean to your business.

  • Southern Co-op
    Features and Analysis

    Crime busters


    Cuts in police budgets and a rising tide of retail theft have led to some out-of-the-box thinking on how to tackle business crime. The Southern Co-op’s Gareth Lewis tells C-Store how a joined-up approach is working in Sussex

  • Lifestyle Express Writhlington
    Features and Analysis

    Royal wedding gallery


    C-stores across the UK have been turning their stores into a haven for customers who want to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Megan Markle.

  • Thornton's Budgens
    Features and Analysis

    Happy staff, happy store


    Looking after your employees’ wellbeing can have a hugely positive impact, not just on the individual, but on the business as a whole.

  • Soft drinks category
    Features and Analysis

    Soft drinks industry levy comes into force today


    The soft drinks levy comes into force today (6 April), with a number of industry-leading brands having been reformulated to coincide with the tax.

  • Soft drinks levy
    Features and Analysis

    Soft drinks levy: Sweet talking


    Retailers are being urged to take a long hard look at their soft drinks aisle as the Soft Drinks Industry Levy comes into force. C-Store examines the impact it has already had on the big brands and its likely impact on your sales.

  • Easter gallery
    Features and Analysis

    Easter gallery


    The daffodils are out, the lambs are bleeting and the smell of chocolate eggs is in the air - it must be time for Easter. This year retailers are pulling out all the stops to put a spring in shoppers’ step.

  • self service
    Features and Analysis

    Need for speed


    Many c-stores are under increasing pressure to cut customers’ queue times. Here C-Store looks at how retailers are investing in speedy service.

  • energy
    Features and Analysis

    The balance of power


    Small stores are forced to pay more for their energy than their supermarket competitors, which makes getting a good deal and investing in energy-efficient equipment crucial. 

  • Lifestyle Express Wick
    Features and Analysis

    Mother's Day gallery


    Mums are like gifts that keep on giving, and this year retailers are making sure their stores are filled with plenty of ways to treat your mother right.

  • paperwork
    Features and Analysis

    Keeping the figures in check


    Most retailers would prefer to be out on the shopfloor rather than looking at the accounts, but neglect this important area at your peril.

  • Love is in the air
    Features and Analysis

    Valentine's Day gallery


    As the feeling of love intensifies this Valentine’s Day, independent retailers are match-making romantics with the perfect gifts to spoil their loved ones. Check out some of their creative displays here.

  • Deliveroo
    Features and Analysis

    Wheels of commerce


    You might think that the multiples have home delivery and click and collect all sewn up, but new players are helping to open up the market to c-store retailers ready to step up a gear. C-Store talks to store owners who are proving that they too can deliver

  • Women in retail
    Features and Analysis

    Inequality street


    Men dominate senior management levels in the c-store sector, where a gender imbalance means businesses are losing out on valuable skills and insight. C-Store looks at what’s preventing women from climbing the career ladder, and what can be done to encourage equality.

  • consolidation
    Features and Analysis

    Mergers of convenience


    The Tesco and Booker merger set the c-store sector on a course of consolidation, sparking a flurry of supply deals and takeovers. C-Store asks retailers their views on how they see the activity affecting their businesses.

  • Spar Kit Green Xmas Window
    Features and Analysis

    Christmas gallery


    Everyone is a little bit elfish at Christmas, but retailers and their staff have gone to a whole new level to make sure their stores are truly in the festive spirit.

  • technology
    Features and Analysis

    Pay and go, go, go


    There has been a revolution in the way customers pay for their shopping. C-Store looks at the potential of new card payment systems and what the technology means to retailers.

  • WIS
    Features and Analysis

    What's in store for 2018?


    Where will the coming 12 months lead you? Industry experts and retailers give their advice on the trends to watch and areas to invest in.