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Up and running

By Dan Cock

Dan’s revamped store in Holsworthy is now also the village pub and the village coffee shop.

Dan Cock

Ready to go

By Dan Cock

After six months, Dan’s refitted and enlarged store is ready to open.

Dan Cock

Blurring the lines

By Dan Cock

With Dan in the midst of his store refit, he has found himself pondering the nature of his role as a c-store owner.

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Store vision

By Dan Cock

What we are doing at Premier Whitstone is simply reacting to the way people eat and live their lives today.

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All systems go

By Dan Cock

Dan has been granted formal permission to extend his business.

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The start of a new journey

By Dan Cock

New columnist Dan Cocks will be future-proofing his store in north Cornwall over the next few months.

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High street survival

By Dan Cock

Retailer Dan Cock warns that government needs to act, or more stores of all sizes will go the way of Comet.

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Lucky draw

By Dan Cock

Devon retailer Dan Cock feels like he’s won the lottery now he’s received his new Camelot terminal

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Fresh thinking

By Dan Cock

At a recent retailer focus group, when asked what’s doing well and what we need to do better, all 10 or so retailers sat around the table replied ‘chilled and fresh’!

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Join the symbol family

By Dan Cock

I have long said that as retailers we should look to work together more often. Sharing best practice and exchanging contacts or networking can reap many rewards, and joining a symbol group does just that.

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Back to business

By Dan Cock

It’s hard taking time away from my store, but I always come back feeling refreshed having done so.

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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.