C-Store Blogs


James Lowman: ACS In Action

James Lowman, chief executive of the Association of Convenience Stores, brings the latest view from the lobbying group.

Sid Sidhu

Sid Sidhu: Shop Tactics

Sid Sidhu, owner of St John's Budgens in Kenilworth, discusses how he drives sales.

Richard Inglis

Richard Inglis: Technology Matters

Southampton-based Welcome Co-op owner Richard Inglis discusses how retailers can utilise technology to improve efficiencies.


David Rees: Editor's Comment

C-Store’s editor considers the latest issues affecting the industry.

Linda Williams

Linda Williams: Community Spirit

Edinburgh retailer Linda, of Premier Broadway, shares her experiences of community retailing in the suburbs of Scotland’s capital.

Pete Cheema

Pete Cheema: SGF In Action

Pete Cheema, chief executive of the Scottish Grocers’ Federation, brings the latest view from the lobbying group.

Sam Coldbeck

Samantha Coldbeck: Responsible Retailing

Award-winning Hull retailer Samantha Coldbeck discusses what it takes to consistently trade responsibly.


HIM Think Tank

HIM research and consulting analyses the latest trends in convenience.


Mike Dorey: Taking Stock

Mike discusses how he navigates obstacles ahead at Eastcombe Village Stores in Gloucestershire.


Fiona Addis: Winning Ways

Fiona Addis, of Eurospar Ardglass in County Down, was crowned Sales Assistant of the Year at the 2019 Convenience Retail Awards.

shop-project-2018 Convenience Store’s Shop Project is an annual exercise whereby four stores are given a complete makeover in partnership with some of the UK’s leading suppliers.



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