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


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A season of change

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As summer turns to autumn, it is a period of transition for convenience stores - and businesses need to plan for the future, writes editor David Rees.

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Antisocial media

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It’s holiday time, and while for some retailers that means a peak-season boost, for others it means something of a downturn as regular customers disappear for a week or two in the sun.

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The wrong side of the track

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The new Track and Trace regime for tobacco is turning out to be painful and difficult for retailers, writes C-Store editor David Rees.

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Return the consultation

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Now that the government has published its consultation document about a deposit return scheme for drinks containers, the convenience industry can start to work out how much it is going to cost it.

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The year ahead

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At first glance, it seems like as an industry we will have more challenges than opportunities to deal with in the coming year but, then again, that has probably always been the case.

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A safe place?

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The shocking, but not entirely surprising, findings of our mini survey of c-store operators is that practically every single one has been a recent victim of crime.

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Adapting the gantry

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Our research indicates that retailers, and consumers, have simply got used to the inconveniences of tobacco regulation and carried on, says C-Store’s editor.

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Welcome to the new world

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The completion of the Co-op’s takeover of Nisa signals the start of a whole new way of doing business, not just for Nisa retailers but for Costcutter stores, too, writes C-Store’s editor.

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A merge too far?

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The CMA needs to consider very carefully whether the proposed Asda-Sainsbury’s merger is in the best interests of shoppers and the market as a whole, writes C-Store’s editor.

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A more natural solution

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The trick is to make it easy for consumers to recycle, not to develop an elaborate mechanism for recirculating 8p charges through the retail industry, writes C-Store’s editor.

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A choice-driven future

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If there is a common thread that runs through all of our main CRA winners, it is that they have forged their own individual identities in the markets in which they operate, says David.

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A launch into space

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The Booker-Tesco merger needs to be a launchpad for a more profitable and competitive future for the thousands of small businesses that depend on Booker to be a strong, stable and effective partner.

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.