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. 

Scott Preston

Scott Preston: Island life

Shetland retailer Scott, who runs Tagon Stores on the island of Voe, brings us the latest from life on the edge


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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