2020-03-30T17:08:00+01:00By Gaelle Walker
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.
2020-03-30T13:07:00+01:00By Gaelle Walker
Independent retailers are digging deep to maintain a positive outlook as availability problems mount amid the coronavirus crisis.
2020-03-30T10:00:00+01:00By Robin Mannering
New guidance has been published to businesses on setting up food delivery and takeaway services in response to coronavirus restrictions.
2020-03-27T15:24:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
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.
2020-03-27T14:52:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
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.
2020-03-27T10:59:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
C-stores that are reliant on seasonal or city centre trade have suffered from loss of business due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
2020-03-26T14:46:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
Independent c-store retailers have criticised Warburtons for suspending deliveries in favour of supplying supermarkets, without providing notice.
2020-03-26T11:49:00+00:00By Gaelle Walker
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.
2020-03-25T14:53:00+00:00By David Rees
Bestway has warned its retail customers not to use the coronavirus outbreak as an excuse for profiteering.
2020-03-25T12:36:00+00:00By David Rees
The government has announced a three-month extension for businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak to file accounts.
2020-03-25T09:56:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
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.
2020-03-24T16:25:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
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.
2020-03-24T09:36:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
The contactless limit for in-store card transactions will increase from £30 to £45 from 1 April in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-23T15:01:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
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.
2020-03-23T13:28:00+00:00By Gaelle Walker
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.
2020-03-23T09:43:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
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.
2020-03-20T08:54:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
Convenience store staff have been included in the definition of ‘key worker’ ahead of nationwide school closures from Friday afternoon.
2020-03-19T12:18:00+00:00By David Rees
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.
2020-03-19T10:37:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
A new ‘dating’ service aimed at matching hospitality sector suppliers with grocery retailers has been set up by the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).
2020-03-18T14:04:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
An increasing number of retailers large and small have introduced restrictions on purchasing, amid calls to shop responsibly.
Independent retailers have hailed their local communities for assisting them in their efforts to meet the needs of elderly and vulnerable people.
2020-03-18T12:19:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
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.
2020-03-17T17:58:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
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.
2020-03-17T10:00:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
Scotland has delayed the implementation of its Deposit Return Scheme until July 2022 due to fears over the impact of the coronavirus.
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.
2020-03-13T12:44:00+00:00By Robin Mannering
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.
2020-03-11T16:42:00+00:00By David Rees
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.
2020-03-11T15:10:00+00:00By Gaelle Walker
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.