C-Store blogs

Richard Inglis

Richard Inglis: Technology matters

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

Donna Mullan

Donna Mullan: Our Store

The Convenience Retailer of the Year 2017 is documenting her experiences of being a multi-site retailer for the first time.


Steve Barnes: GroceryAid

GroceryAid chief executive Steve Barnes highlights the importance of the industry charity

CRA Awards

Scott Graham: CRA winner

The Convenience Retailer of the Year 2016 reflects on the winning impact of his award.  

Raaj Chandarana

Raaj Chandarana: Our store

Raaj is documenting the project to extend his Tara’s News (Premier) store in High Wycombe.

Karen And Richard Dance

Karen Dance: Learning Curve

Karen, who owns six Co-operative franchise Welcome stores with husband Richard, passes on her training tips

Jennifer Kerr

Jennifer Kerr: Service with a smile

Sales Assistant of the Year Jennifer Kerr, from Spar Saintfield Road in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, shares her top tips on providing quality service

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.

Anita Nye

Anita Nye: Winning sales

Sales Assistant of the Year 2014 Anita Nye discusses what makes her good at her job. 

Chaz Chahal

Chaz Chahal: Our store

Costcutter retailer Chaz Chahal is developing a new store in the village of Inkberrow, Worcestershire. Follow his journey here.

Stephen Brown

Scotmid: Local pride

Stephen Brown, Scotmid’s head of local sourcing, explains how he works with suppliers across Scotland for the benefit of all parties - and the group’s customers. 


HIM think tank

HIM research and consulting analyses the latest trends in convenience


James Lowman: ACS in action

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

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


David Rees: Editor's comment

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


David Knight's Tales

Award-winning retailer David Knight, owner of Knight’s Budgens of Hassocks, shares his latest perspective on an ever-changing industry

village stories

Dan Cocks: Our store

Premier retailer Dan Cocks is documenting the expansion of his store.

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