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Politics is in a fluid situation at the moment, as is the future structure of the independent sector, writes editor David Rees.
There’s only so much that tinkering with business rates can achieve, says editor David Rees.
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
If there is a theme for this year it could be ‘do it yourself’, writes editor David Rees.
Editor David Rees argues that c-store retailers would be better off with the UK remaining in the EU.
It’s a mixed picture for independent convenience retailers in the 2016 Grocery Retail Structure, writes editor David Rees.
Things are looking better at Nisa these days after a financially ropey period last year, writes editor David Rees
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Booker’s proposed acquisition of Musgrave GB will have a huge and lasting impact on convenience retailing in the UK.
Congratulations to the team at Scotmid, and particularly those at the store in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, for being named Convenience Retailer of the Year.
Are you an independent retailer? Have you ever considered running a franchised store?
For some people, these two questions are mutually exclusive...
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.
It has particular significance this year because the tobacco display ban will become a reality for every c-store on 6 April.
Warm weather means hot sales, but are you ready for the challenge?
One month on from the end of Costcutter’s distribution link with Nisa, what have we learned?
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.
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