Three years ago Andover was one of the UK’s top Tesco towns, with few independent c-stores still in the game. But after making some shrewed moves, the indies face a brighter future…
No business can afford to live in a bubble. Keeping an eye on the competition means getting up close and personal with rivals and employing the sleuthing skills of staff and customers.
A number of c-stores have taken on the multiples when they moved in on their patch. But have they sustained the fight? Robin Mannering reports.
Dilip Shah’s Harrow c-store was holding its own against a Tesco Express across the road, but then disaster struck. Now he’s picking up the pieces.
A council’s recent planning decision calls into question the government’s stated desire to protect town centres. Robin Mannering reports.
Mark Buttress took on the might of Tesco and won in front of a government inspector. Robin Mannering charts the two-year journey to victory.
Tesco must be used to local opposition to its ambitions by now, but even it must have been shocked by the resistance it met from traders and residents in Sherborne. Robin Mannering reports.
An out-of-town supermarket application near Soham is a test case for new planning rules. Robin Mannering looks at its implications for the future.
Getting involved in your local community is now an essential way to stand your ground, and customers expect it of you. Robin Mannering reports
Julian Holliss tells Gaelle Walker how he turned trading in the shadow of two multiples into an opportunity to restructure his business and grow footfall
A Welsh council ‘shot itself in the foot’ when it tried to sell land to Tesco behind the public’s back. Robin Mannering reports
Brownlie’s of Biggar had to think outside the box to tackle the arrival of a new Sainsbury’s Local.
Project Fightback began in September last year when the Vadhera brothers heard Tesco was set to invade their retail space.
Amit Patel had everything to play for when he spearheaded a campaign to prevent…
When a Tesco Express threatened to ruin Mark Canniford’s business overnight, he devised…
Nisa retailer Arul Masilamany is proving that Tesco isn’t the only way in Essex…
Thinking outside the box when protesting can produce dramatic results…
Andover’s independents refuse to be squeezed out of the marketplace by Tesco…
Zed Khan was told it would be all over when a Tesco Express opened nearby…
Convenience retailers are facing competition from the mults on ever-increasing fronts, but evidence shows there is reason to stand firm
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