Latest Posts – Page 10

  • David Knight

    Keeping up with trends


    The challenge is to keep meeting changing consumer tastes, says West Sussex Budgens retailer David Knight.

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    Don't ignore the food to go mission


    Recent research from HIM shows one in four UK adults bought food to go from c-stores within the past seven days, writes Katherine Dixon.

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    The cost of living wage


    The National Living Wage will have a big impact on retailers’ ability to provide jobs and reinvest, argues SGF chief executive Pete Cheema.

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    Daily business


    The Conservative government has only a slim majority and won’t want an early Commons defeat, so will be sensitive to any reservations that backbenchers have over Sunday trading, writes C-Store editor David Rees.

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    New store, new brand


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

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    Impact of display ban on shoppers


    With the tobacco display ban in place in small stores for nearly six months, now is a great time to consider what impact it has actually had on shoppers, writes HIM's Katie Littler.

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    Taking on responsibilities


    As retailers, we all have a vested interest in protecting children and helping to produce a community we can all be proud of, writes Hull retailer Samantha Coldbeck.

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    Now is the time to speak out on Sunday trading


    The government has launched its consultation on plans to devolve Sunday trading regulations

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    HIM Think Tank: heating up summer sales


    Summertime can bring with it many highs and lows for convenience retailers, argues HIM’s Katie Littler

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    Heart of our communities


    Stephen Brown, Scotmid’s head of local sourcing, describes how the group develops its partnership with local suppliers across Scotland.

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    Location, location, location


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

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    Counting the cost of the Budget


    The last week has been – in political terms at least - one of the most difficult for local shops in recent memory, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Think mission for fresh sales


    In order to create the perception of a 'credible fresh food offer', the number one thing stores need to do is ensure a 'clean and tidy shopping area', writes HIM's Ed Sibley.

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    Service with a smile


    There are many ways to be a great sales assistant, but two of the most important are being yourself and to put your customers first, writes award-winning Anita Nye.

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    To buy or not to buy


    Chaz Chahal discusses the challenges of taking on new stores, as he embarks on the renovation of a new site in rural Worcestershire.

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    Reforming business rates


    The ACS has put forward its proposals for making business rates for small stores fairer, writes James Lowman.

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    Interrupting and inspiring in-store


    HIM research has found that the level of impulse purchasing in convenience stores is at an impressive five-year high, says Katie Littler.

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    The big deal


    Booker’s proposed acquisition of Musgrave GB will have a huge and lasting impact on convenience retailing in the UK.

  • David Knight

    Cautious optimism


    David Knight welcomes Booker’s plans to buy Budgens and Londis.

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    What to expect from the unexpected


    What will a majority Conservative government mean for the sector, asks James Lowman.