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Coronavirus: Retailers rally round Rav Garcha following spate of customer abuse

2020-03-30T17:08:00+01:00By

Convenience retailer Rav Garcha has praised the support of the independent retailing community which has rallied round, after he shared details of a spate of customer abuse experienced by just one of his six Nisa stores in the West Midlands, in the last week.

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Coronavirus: Checking in with Amish Shingadia

2020-03-30T14:32:00+01:00By

Amish Shingadia of Londis Caterways in Horsham, West Sussex, explains how he is managing in these testing times.

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Coronavirus: Retailers try to keep calm despite availability woes

2020-03-30T13:07:00+01:00By

Independent retailers are digging deep to maintain a positive outlook as availability problems mount amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Coronavirus: New guidance for businesses setting up takeaway services

2020-03-30T10:00:00+01:00By

New guidance has been published to businesses on setting up food delivery and takeaway services in response to coronavirus restrictions.

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Coronavirus: Environment Secretary hails “hidden heroes” of food retail

2020-03-27T15:24:00+00:00By

The Environment Secretary has praised the “hidden heroes” of the food and drink industry who have “rallied in an extraordinary way” to feed the nation during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: £300m National Lottery pledge for vulnerable communities

2020-03-27T14:52:00+00:00By

Up to £300m raised by National Lottery players will go towards supporting the most vulnerable in UK communities during the coronavirus crisis, Camelot has pledged.

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Coronavirus: Seasonal and city centre c-stores lose business

2020-03-27T10:59:00+00:00By

C-stores that are reliant on seasonal or city centre trade have suffered from loss of business due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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2020-03-27T09:20:00+00:00

The new David’s Kitchen store in Kirkcaldy, Fife, has been bombarded by customers stocking up on essentials in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus: Warburtons under fire for suspending c-store deliveries

2020-03-26T14:46:00+00:00By

Independent c-store retailers have criticised Warburtons for suspending deliveries in favour of supplying supermarkets, without providing notice.

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Coronavirus: Store safety and social distancing gallery

2020-03-26T11:49:00+00:00By

Convenience stores across the country are thinking outside of the box to implement innovative safety and social distancing measures in a bid to keep their staff and customers safe.

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Coronavirus: Bestway warns retail customers against “profiteering”

2020-03-25T14:53:00+00:00By

Bestway has warned its retail customers not to use the coronavirus outbreak as an excuse for profiteering.

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Coronavirus: extensions granted for later filing of business accounts

2020-03-25T12:36:00+00:00By

The government has announced a three-month extension for businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak to file accounts.

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Supermarket sales of household and pet care items soar by 65%

2020-03-25T09:56:00+00:00By

Grocery sales at UK supermarkets increased by over 22% year on year in the week ending 14 March, with sales of household and pet care items soaring by 65%, according to Nielsen data.

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Coronavirus: Apps, staff and volunteers help stores ramp-up home deliveries

2020-03-24T16:25:00+00:00By

Convenience store retailers are stepping up to meet soaring demand for home deliveries with the help of app-based services, hard-working staff and volunteers.

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Coronavirus: Contactless payment limit to rise from £30 to £45

2020-03-24T09:36:00+00:00By

The contactless limit for in-store card transactions will increase from £30 to £45 from 1 April in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: Store owners demand action on social distancing

2020-03-23T15:01:00+00:00By

C-store retailers have urged shoppers to immediately start complying with social distancing advice, as small stores struggle to maintain discipline amid relentless demand for products across all categories.

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Coronavirus: Stockpiling shopper attacks store manager for refusing milk sale

2020-03-23T13:28:00+00:00By

Convenience store manager Anita Nye is imploring the general public to treat hard-working shop staff with far greater respect, after she was brutally assaulted by a customer who was attempting to stockpile milk.

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Coronavirus: Nisa store installs solutions to protect staff and customers

2020-03-23T09:43:00+00:00By

The owners of The Snooty Fox (Nisa) in Shalford, Surrey, have installed a hand-washing station outside the store complete with running water, soap and handtowels.

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Coronavirus: C-store staff given ‘key worker’ status during school closures

2020-03-20T08:54:00+00:00By

Convenience store staff have been included in the definition of ‘key worker’ ahead of nationwide school closures from Friday afternoon.

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Coronavirus: give c-store staff “key worker” status, says ACS

2020-03-19T12:18:00+00:00By

ACS has called on the Government to give the UK’s convenience store staff “key worker” status so that employees with children can carry on working as normal during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus: ‘Dating’ service matches hospitality suppliers with retailers

2020-03-19T10:37:00+00:00By

A new ‘dating’ service aimed at matching hospitality sector suppliers with grocery retailers has been set up by the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

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Coronavirus: Retailers enforce purchasing limits and urge responsibility

2020-03-18T14:04:00+00:00By

An increasing number of retailers large and small have introduced restrictions on purchasing, amid calls to shop responsibly.

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Coronavirus: Proactive independent retailers hail community support

2020-03-18T12:21:00+00:00By ,

Independent retailers have hailed their local communities for assisting them in their efforts to meet the needs of elderly and vulnerable people.

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Coronavirus: Suppliers outline efforts to meet “staggering demand”

2020-03-18T12:19:00+00:00By

Wholesalers and c-store distributors have revealed how they are managing “staggering” demand from grocery shoppers amid the coronavirus pandemic, while paying tribute to retailers and store staff.

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Coronavirus: Chancellor announces range of measures to help businesses

2020-03-17T17:58:00+00:00By

The chancellor has announced a series of measures to support small businesses during the coronavirus outbreak, including an “unprecedented” government-backed loan scheme and a 12-month business rate holiday for all shops.

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Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme delayed until July 2022

2020-03-17T10:00:00+00:00By

Scotland has delayed the implementation of its Deposit Return Scheme until July 2022 due to fears over the impact of the coronavirus.

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Convenience stores step up support as coronavirus takes hold

2020-03-16T14:52:00+00:00By ,

Independent retailers are playing to their strengths, going the extra mile to support local shoppers with a wide range of new services, essential stock and assistance as the coronavirus crisis worsens.

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Coronavirus: ACS issues advice as stores continue to adapt to outbreak

2020-03-13T12:44:00+00:00By

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has issued advice for retailers and colleagues on the impact of the coronavirus, as local retailers continue to adapt to the growing health crisis in order to meet their communities’ requirements.

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National Convenience Show postponed until September due to coronavirus

2020-03-11T16:42:00+00:00By

The UK Food Shows, including the National Convenience Show and the Farm Shop & Deli Show, have been postponed due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

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Budget: Business rates temporarily abolished amid coronavirus outbreak

2020-03-11T15:10:00+00:00By

Shops with a ratable value of less than £51,000 will have their business rates “abolished” in the coming financial year, as part of a package of measures to help support businesses through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.