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  • Raven's Budgens
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    Raven's Budgens, Abridge, Essex


    Raven’s Budgens in Abridge, Essex, switched to the Booker-owned symbol group last year, but the former Mace store is also the longest-running Shell forecourt site in the country. 

  • deliveries
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    Is consolidation delivering?


    From Tesco’s merger with Booker, to the Co-op Group’s acquisition of Nisa, consolidation took place throughout the industry in 2018. Now the new order is settling down, are independent retailers beginning to reap the rewards?  

  • Epos
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    Cutting-edge technology


    Southampton-based retailers Richard Inglis and Steve Bassett discuss how new technology is enabling them to boost footfall and reduce costs at their respective stores.

  • C-Store 2018 Combo Covers
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    C-Store Champions: Rolling with the punches


    Our C-Store Champions have seen their share of challenges in 2018, but their tenacity and ability to adapt have kept them on track.

  • What's in store
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    Future in your hands


    The future political landscape may appear beyond everyone’s control, but c-stores can play a part in defining their fortunes over the coming year and capitalise on demand for convenience. Industry commentators and retailers forecast what’s in store for 2019.

  • CJ Lang
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    CJ Lang: A new energy


    CJ Lang looks to the future with new energy as the new management team, led by chief executive Colin McLean, has several new initiatives in the pipeline.

  • Proxy purchasing
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    Solving the proxy problem


    Proxy purchasing isn’t always an easy crime for retailers and staff to tackle. C-Store looks at how store owners can prevent, spot and avoid it.

  • Money
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    Fine margins


    Operating costs are increasing at an unrelenting pace, leaving retailers with little choice but to boost margins just to stand still. Here C-Store looks at how store owners and their symbol groups are working together to maximise the potential return from every shopping visit.

  • Nisa Southend Victoria
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    Nisa Southend Victoria, Essex


    Less than a mile from the seaside, Nisa Southend Victoria has the benefit of both a railway station entrance and a street entrance, and owner Mitul Patel takes full advantage with an offer that appeals to visitors, commuters and locals. 

  • Belvita Coffee Project
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    A plan for better biscuit sales

    2018-11-16T14:28:00Z This content is provided by

    See how Mondelēz International worked in store to update a retailer’s biscuit fixture in line with the latest trends and opportunities.

  • store
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    C-Store Champions: Get a clear view on crime


    Our C-Store Champions share their experiences of crime in their stores, its effect on their businesses, and how they are fighting the battle.

  • Go Local Wolviston
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    Bay Bashir, Go Local, Middlesbrough


    Bay Bashir’s five Middlesbrough stores are thriving after he recently switched supplier to Parfetts and joined the wholesaler’s Go Local symbol group.

  • staff
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    Thornton’s Budgens, Belsize Park


    Owner Andrew Thornton discusses his vision to eliminate plastic packaging in store, and urges the backing of manufacturers and retailers.

  • Community shop
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    Beating hearts


    Created by their people for their people, community-owned shops offer a distinctive and increasingly successful retail proposition capitalising on local engagement.

  • STG UK
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    Just three simple steps to cigar sales success

    2018-11-05T08:02:00Z This content is provided by STG UK

    Research shows that most smokers are very open to trying to cigars and willing to switch given the right factors, and when you consider the higher profit margins they offer, this presents a clear opportunity for savvy retailers.

  • Ormskirk Co-op
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    Halloween gallery


    Retailers and their staff have gone to a whole new level to make sure their stores show off their spooky side this Halloween.

  • Winter warmers
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    Winter Warmers


    Retailers in tourist locations have an advantage when it comes to sales and footfall in the summer months, but what happens when the weather turns and the holiday-makers stay at home? C-Store explores how stores in seasonal areas make the best of the winter season and adapt to changing demands.

  • Costcutter Huntingdon
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    Costcutter Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire


    A year after his 1,600sq ft store’s £100,000 refit and Shopper First rebrand, owner Sagar Patel has seen weekly turnover increase to an impressive figure.

  • Planning
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    Plan ahead to succeed


    Retailers who take time out from the day-to-day running of their business to plan ahead are able to save money and grow sales.

  • Pwllheli
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    Spar Market, Pwllheli, Wales


    Just over a year ago Conrad Davies embarked on a major revamp of his 3,000sq ft store in Pwllheli in Wales, relaunching it as the first Spar Market store.