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  • CRA
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    Best Independent Store: Ancoats General Store

    2018-03-20T11:35:00Z

    Independence is a key part of the philopshy of the store, which offers extensive ranges of organic, free-from, ethical and artisan products, as well as an authentic barista coffee machine and an on-premise alcohol licence. A range of innovative in-store events helps build a sense of community in the heart ...

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  • Best-one Wanstead
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    Best Small Store: Best-one Wanstead

    2018-03-20T11:27:00Z

    Located in the ever-competitive London location of Wanstead, Global Food and Wines Best-one is a convenience store that offers customers a wealth of services and is clearly-defined against local competition. Owner Kay Patel has centred the 950 sq ft. store around a bespoke food-to-go offer, a Deliveroo service delivering ...

  • Budgens of Islington
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    CRA winner: Budgens of Islington

    2018-03-20T11:15:00Z

    Paul Gardner’s Budgens store in Islington, north London, was a finalist in the CRA large store category in 2015. So the store’s credentials were in little doubt when he embarked on a major refit last summer, but like all leading retailers, Paul realised innovation was the key to staying ahead ...

  • Budgens of Islington
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    CRA 2018 winner: Budgens of Islington

    2018-03-20T11:04:00Z

    Paul Gardner’s Budgens in Islington, North London, won the top prize at the 2018 Convenience Retail Awards.

  • Hunt's Spar Freshfield
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    Hunt's Spar Freshfield, Formby

    2018-03-07T15:18:00Z

    Hunt’s Spar Freshfield in Formby, Merseyside, has taken on the café culture in a big way. The store has been owned by Lawrence Hunt & Co for five years, but the company decided to add an Insomnia café with seating at the end of 2017.

  • Customer experience
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    Satisfaction guaranteed

    2018-03-07T10:39:00Z

    What makes the customer experience a good one? Our C-Store Champions discuss what it means to them and their shoppers.

  • energy
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    The balance of power

    2018-03-06T11:46:00Z

    Small stores are forced to pay more for their energy than their supermarket competitors, which makes getting a good deal and investing in energy-efficient equipment crucial. 

  • Little Fresh Pembrokeshire College
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    CRA Best New Store finalist: Little Fresh, Pembrokeshire College

    2018-03-06T10:58:00Z

    The Best New Store award at CRA 2018 has attracted an outstandingly high standard of entries once again this year, showing the willingness of convenience retailers across the country to make big investments in order to satisfy and raise customer expectations. Here we profile the third of three stores on this year’s shortlist. 

  • Lifestyle Express Wick
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    Mother's Day gallery

    2018-03-05T16:14:00Z

    Mums are like gifts that keep on giving, and this year retailers are making sure their stores are filled with plenty of ways to treat your mother right.

  • Spar Madigans Court
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    CRA Best New Store finalist: Spar Madigans Court, Belfast

    2018-02-22T14:11:00Z

    The Best New Store award at CRA 2018 has attracted an outstandingly high standard of entries once again this year, showing the willingness of convenience retailers across the country to make big investments in order to satisfy and raise customer expectations. Here we profile the second of three stores on this year’s shortlist. 

  • Spar Walkden
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    CRA Best New Store finalist: Spar Walkden

    2018-02-20T12:22:00Z

    The Best New Store award at CRA 2018 has attracted an outstandingly high standard of entries once again this year, showing the willingness of convenience retailers across the country to make big investments in order to satisfy and raise customer expectations. Here we profile the first of three stores on this year’s shortlist. 

  • paperwork
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    Keeping the figures in check

    2018-02-20T10:56:00Z

    Most retailers would prefer to be out on the shopfloor rather than looking at the accounts, but neglect this important area at your peril.

  • Love is in the air
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    Valentine's Day gallery

    2018-02-07T09:37:00Z

    As the feeling of love intensifies this Valentine’s Day, independent retailers are match-making romantics with the perfect gifts to spoil their loved ones. Check out some of their creative displays here.

  • Waste
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    Join the waste watchers

    2018-02-06T15:18:00Z

    Our C-Store Champions are taking the initiative in reducing energy and food waste, helping to look after the planet and cutting their costs.

  • Deliveroo
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    Wheels of commerce

    2018-02-06T11:20:00Z

    You might think that the multiples have home delivery and click and collect all sewn up, but new players are helping to open up the market to c-store retailers ready to step up a gear. C-Store talks to store owners who are proving that they too can deliver

  • Spar Princess Street
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    CRA: Retailer's Retailer of the Year

    2018-02-06T00:00:00Z

    Paul Stone, who operates eight Spar stores in the Manchester area, was named as Retailer’s Retailer of the Year at the 2017 Convenience Retail Awards.

  • Day-Today Barassie
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    Day-Today Barassie, South Ayrshire

    2018-01-23T12:17:00Z

    Being new to store ownership isn’t holding back this business duo, whose combined talents have helped double sales at their first store and expand with a second.

  • Women in retail
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    Inequality street

    2018-01-23T11:08:00Z

    Men dominate senior management levels in the c-store sector, where a gender imbalance means businesses are losing out on valuable skills and insight. C-Store looks at what’s preventing women from climbing the career ladder, and what can be done to encourage equality.