David Rees: Editor's comment – Page 4

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    Fresh thinking

    2012-02-03T12:56:45.010Z

    It's great to hear that readers of Convenience Store are enjoying strong sales of fresh fruit & veg, to go with very encouraging sales overall.

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    A date with destiny

    2012-01-18T16:41:36.387Z

    Although 2012 has only just begun, it already feels like it will be a momentous year.

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    A new plan

    2012-01-10T10:39:01.767Z

    Mary Portas' report should prove a helpful tool in holding the government to account over the state of the high street.

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    Gold Standard

    2012-01-10T10:35:43.960Z

    Focus on your skills and you too can be a winner this Olympic year.

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    Paradise deferred

    2012-01-05T15:36:40.200Z

    The cost of doing business in the small store sector is threatening to overwhelm so many of the consumer and lifestyle trends that should be triggering a boom in the industry.

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    Editor’s comment: David Rees

    2011-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Just weeks before a stringent new regime on alcohol sales comes into force in Scotland, the stakes are being raised down South, too.

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    Editor’s comment: David Rees - The big question

    2011-09-03T00:00:00Z

    Would you like a Tesco opening on your street? I'm sure that most of you would answer no. And for those of you (and there are some) who have seen an increase in footfall as a result of a Tesco...

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    Editor’s comment: Reading the riot act

    2011-08-19T00:00:00Z

    As I write this, the courts are full, and have been working weekends to clear the backlog of riot-related cases. Government ministers are also looking into withholding state benefits from...

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    Editor’s comment: A special event

    2011-07-22T00:00:00Z

    We have the reputation in this country of looking for the cloud around every silver lining, but I strongly believe that the 2012 Olympics is going to be a tremendous success.

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    Editor’s comment: Scales of justice

    2011-07-08T00:00:00Z

    If there is one topic that has dominated the convenience store sector for five, maybe 10 years, it's the incursion of the multiple grocers into neighbourhood retailing.

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    Editor’s comment: Fashionably late

    2011-03-18T00:00:00Z

    There are a couple of hugely irritating elements to the display ban's final entrenchment in law, confirmed by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley last week...

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    Editor’s comment: David Rees - It's time for change

    2011-03-04T00:00:00Z

    Are you moving with the times? It's an interesting question, because according to HIM's recent study, The Future of Convenience, most of you think you are doing so, but most of your customers think that you aren't.

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    Editor’s comment: Fresh thinking

    2011-02-17T00:00:00Z

    Fresh thinking

    One of the most interesting things about this job is seeing the ways new thinking on retailing gets adopted throughout the industry at sometimes surprising...

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    Editor’s comment: Friendly neighbourhoods

    2010-12-10T00:00:00Z

    As I write this last comment piece of the year for C-Store there is still snow on the ground, and any year that has been topped and tailed by heavy snowfall, as this one has, could be counted as a good one for local shops.

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    Editor’s comment: Is plain packaging a good idea?

    2010-11-25T00:00:00Z

    Editor David Rees discusses the ramifications of the potential introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products. And where does the blame lie for drink-related anti-social behaviour?

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    Editor’s comment: The village and the idiots

    2010-11-10T00:00:00Z

    Localism is all very well in theory, but local businesses will still need to be protected, argues David Rees

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    Editor’s comment: Cut crime, not budgets; Cider rules

    2010-10-29T00:00:00Z

    The new government's spending review is the great debate of the day, and with good reason. With £80bn to be cut from government spending across four years, it's not just those who work in the public sector who will feel it. One way or another, it will affect us all...

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    Editor’s comment: Costcutter verses Nisa-Today; Launch of Convenience Retail Awards

    2010-10-15T00:00:00Z

    War! What is it good for? After the drama of a fortnight ago, I'm happy to publish the other side of the story about the ongoing spat between Costcutter and Nisa-Today's, its distribution partner but symbol group competitor.

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    Editor’s comment: People have the power

    2010-08-05T00:00:00Z

    C-Store editor David Rees recognises the extra demands placed on shop staff these days

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    Editor’s comment: Topping up the lottery; Never on Sunday

    2010-07-23T00:00:00Z

    David Rees on Camelot's recently rejected payment and top-up service proposal, and why Sunday trading laws should stay as they are...