David Rees: Editor's comment – Page 2

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    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.

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    Exchange rates

    2017-02-21T11:20:00Z

    There’s only so much that tinkering with business rates can achieve, says editor David Rees.

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    The old labels don't apply

    2017-02-10T14:19:00Z

    While the announcement of the ‘Besco’ merger took pretty much everyone by surprise, on reflection perhaps we should have seen it, or something like it, a mile off, writes editor David Rees

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    Prepare for 2017

    2017-01-11T12:19:00Z

    If there is a theme for this year it could be ‘do it yourself’, writes editor David Rees.

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    The big decision

    2016-06-02T09:36:00Z

    Editor David Rees argues that c-store retailers would be better off with the UK remaining in the EU.

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    The numbers game

    2016-05-23T13:07:00Z

    It’s a mixed picture for independent convenience retailers in the 2016 Grocery Retail Structure, writes editor David Rees.

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    Real growth

    2016-04-22T14:53:00Z

    Things are looking better at Nisa these days after a financially ropey period last year, writes editor David Rees

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    Pressure point

    2016-02-24T11:38:00Z

    A community win-win in a North Wales c-store highlights what is being undermined by the government’s Sunday trading proposals, writes editor David Rees.

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    In praise of food to go

    2016-01-26T11:49:00Z

    It requires skill and care, and a commitment to quality and service to do well, but food to go remains part of the future for the industry, writes C-Store editor David Rees.

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    A Mexican wave

    2015-12-04T14:29:00Z

    Advocates point to the “success” of a sugar tax in Mexico, but that is from a starting position where sugary drink consumption is an astronomical 43 gallons per person per year, writes David.

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    The big event

    2015-11-02T17:14:00Z

    What is coming through particularly strongly this year is the sense of fun that Halloween brings, to individual stores and to communities as a whole, writes editor David Rees.

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    Daily business

    2015-09-11T14:12:03.697Z

    The Conservative government has only a slim majority and won’t want an early Commons defeat, so will be sensitive to any reservations that backbenchers have over Sunday trading, writes C-Store editor David Rees.

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    The big deal

    2015-06-02T15:18:59.493Z

    Booker’s proposed acquisition of Musgrave GB will have a huge and lasting impact on convenience retailing in the UK.

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    Take the high road

    2015-03-25T09:57:15.423Z

    Congratulations to the team at Scotmid, and particularly those at the store in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, for being named Convenience Retailer of the Year.

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    What does the future look like?

    2015-03-10T12:57:24.713Z

    Are you an independent retailer? Have you ever considered running a franchised store? For some people, these two questions are mutually exclusive...

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    Time for a new plan

    2015-02-27T12:21:00Z

    When a multiple retailer arrives and says they want to open a store, it still seems that most council planning departments welcome them with open arms.

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    April is the cruellest month

    2015-02-12T10:49:09.907Z

    It has particular significance this year because the tobacco display ban will become a reality for every c-store on 6 April.

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    Bring me sunshine

    2014-08-15T10:22:12.173Z

    Warm weather means hot sales, but are you ready for the challenge?

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    Missing the point

    2014-07-31T09:50:29.113Z

    One month on from the end of Costcutter’s distribution link with Nisa, what have we learned?

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    A tasty development

    2013-11-27T10:44:00Z

    Such has been the success of local products that independents should be asking whether they can afford not to stock them, says editor David Rees.