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

Chaz Chahal

The new store is a hit with the locals

By Chaz Chahal

Chaz Chahal’s column charting the opening of his new store has come to an end, as another journey begins…

Chaz Chahal

Store opening

By Chaz Chahal

Chaz Chahal has finally opened his new-look village store in Inkberrow, Worcestershire.

Chaz Chahal

Grab the chance to learn

By Chaz Chahal

The chance to meet suppliers and manufacturers face to face and see their products up close is a great way to build a rapport and understand what is relevant to your store, says Chaz Chahal.

Chaz Chahal

Smart working

By Chaz Chahal

Chaz Chahal is finding new ways to work smarter ahead of the opening of his new store in Inkberrow.

Chaz Chahal

Staffing matters

By Chaz Chahal

Chaz has been turning his attention to staffing ahead of the Inkberrow store opening.

Chaz Chahal

Focusing on 2016

By Chaz Chahal

The festive decorations have been packed away for another year, and many business owners looking firmly to the year ahead, writes retailer Chaz Chahal.

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Chaz Chahal

The devil is in the detail

By Chaz Chahal

The intricacies of changing a fascia, shopfront or even exterior lighting are a big deal with local authorities.

Chaz Chahal

Store layout is the next step for Chaz

By Chaz Chahal

Laying out a store still comes down to a few main factors which are often interlinked, says Chaz as he embarks on the next step of his new Simply Fresh store.

It's not all going Chaz's way

By Chaz Chahal

A BBC documentary about the Post Office aired a bit too late to save Chaz Chahal’s plan for a Local offer in his new Inkberrow store.

New store, new brand

By Chaz Chahal

Chaz has opted for Simply Fresh for his new store in Inkberrow, Worcestershire.

Location, location, location

By Chaz Chahal

Finding a site for Chaz Chahal’s new store was the first major challenge the Costcutter retailer faced.

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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.