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  • Byford Foods Hall
    News

    Retailer takes on National Grid over lost trade

    2016-10-04T11:10:00Z

    A Londis retailer in Essex is seeking compensation from the National Grid over major gas works which he estimates will cost him nearly £15,000 in lost sales and has forced him to invest in marketing material to stem the decline in footfall.

  • crime
    News

    Reporting crime: The matter of facts

    2015-05-18T16:30:00Z

    Police cutbacks and rising crime mean it’s vital retailers provide clear evidence of crimes they report. Here’s how to present a watertight case.

  • competition
    News

    Watching the competition

    2014-01-20T10:08:00Z

    No business can afford to live in a bubble. Keeping an eye on the  competition means getting up close and personal with rivals and employing the sleuthing skills of staff and customers.

  • Energy
    Features

    Fixed price energy contracts

    2013-12-24T12:57:00Z

    Fixing your energy prices can feel like a bit of a gamble, but as energy costs continue to mount, it’s one which should pay off.

  • zero tolerance
    News

    Safety after dark

    2013-09-11T12:22:00Z

    You may be there for your community day and night, but this accesibility can make you vulnerable to those who see an open store as an open target.

  • Tesco Express
    News

    Frontline revisited

    2013-08-27T12:03:00Z

    A number of c-stores have taken on the multiples when they moved in on their patch. But have they sustained the fight? Robin Mannering reports.

  • Chillers
    News

    Cool runnings

    2013-08-13T12:23:00Z

    Hot weather can play havoc with your chillers and send energy bills soaring. Here are a few pointers to make sure your equipment keeps its cool

  • Veena Odedra
    News

    The lines are open

    2013-07-30T14:57:00Z

    A new Crime Bill may change the way the police enforce the law, but that doesn’t mean retailers should stop communicating with their local force.

  • electricity
    News

    Electrify your profits

    2013-07-03T14:43:00Z

    A growing number of retailers are investing in a new way to save money on their energy bills and extend the life of their electrical goods. Gaelle Walker finds out more about the potential of voltage optimisation.

  • Zero tolerance
    News

    Don't suffer in silence

    2013-06-18T00:00:00Z

    It may feel like a pointless exercise at times, but failing to report crime will only make it worse.

  • out of town retail
    News

    System failure

    2013-06-04T14:51:00Z

    A council’s recent planning decision calls into question the government’s stated desire to protect town centres. Robin Mannering reports.

  • Walter Bush
    News

    Energise your profits

    2013-05-21T15:38:00Z

    An energy audit of Walter Bush’s store identified potential savings of 25%. Npower is offering six other readers a free energy audit.

  • McColl's Grangetown
    News

    Fear factor

    2013-05-07T17:15:00Z

    Intimidated staff too scared to do their jobs was the scene that greeted manager Matthew Pout. Aidan Fortune examines how the store was turned around.

  • Tesco protest
    News

    Victory in Basingstoke

    2013-04-23T16:11:00Z

    Mark Buttress took on the might of Tesco and won in front of a government inspector. Robin Mannering charts the two-year journey to victory.

  • Dee Sedani
    News

    Dee's Bright Idea

    2013-04-09T11:37:00Z

    Derbyshire retailer Dee Sedani needed some convincing that LED lighting could save him money, but now he is advocating it for the entire industry.

  • Costcutter Layton, Blackpool
    News

    Tough work

    2013-03-26T12:24:00Z

    Tackling crime is a tough job for any retailer, especially when your store is in a challenging area. Aidan Fortune meets a manager who has reaped the rewards of standing her ground.

  • Sherborne retailers
    Features

    Sherborne ultimatum

    2013-03-12T16:55:00Z

    Tesco must be used to local opposition to its ambitions by now, but even it must have been shocked by the resistance it met from traders and residents in Sherborne. Robin Mannering reports.

  • Perry and Ecomonitor's Brian O'Hagan
    News

    Energy aware

    2013-02-28T11:17:00Z

    An Ecomonitor energy survey of Mace Victoria Dock shows that owner Perry has good awareness of his energy usage, but a few small changes could save him more money. Sarah Britton reports

  • Scott Jell
    News

    A brave new world

    2013-02-13T12:55:00Z

    With police cuts in full swing, businesses are facing up to the reality of trading with reduced support. Aidan Fortune meets a retailer who had to find ways to tackle a rising tide of shoplifting.

  • Soham
    Features

    NPPF: A reality check

    2013-01-29T16:21:00Z

    An out-of-town supermarket application near Soham is a test case for new planning rules. Robin Mannering looks at its implications for the future.