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    Antisocial media

    2019-08-20T08:35:00Z

    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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    Combating obesity in the UK

    2019-08-06T13:08:00Z

    Amid accusations of a nanny state, government proposals for combating obesity are a matter of strong debate, writes HIM’s Katie Prowse.

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    Automatic facing up success

    2019-08-06T10:10:00Z

    Budgens retailer Sid Sidhu says investment in an automatic facing up system at his Budgens store is well worth the expense.

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    A breath of fresh air

    2019-07-25T09:24:00Z

    Sam Coldbeck has found taking on teenagers has brought a new dimension to her Premier store’s workforce.

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    Why ‘all in’ DRS is bad news for retailers

    2019-07-22T13:25:00Z

    Last week, as Theresa May’s premiership approached its end, we saw government ministers and departments releasing consultations, statements, statistics and policy announcements as a final parting shot before the summer recess and the likely formation of a new cabinet, writes the ACS’ James Lowman.

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    The core range balance

    2019-07-12T10:13:00Z

    Managing the delicate balance between core range and specialist products is a crucial one for c-stores to get right, argues HIM’s Alice Dolling.

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    Wasting money

    2019-07-09T10:08:00Z

    Retailer Mike Dorey is hoping that removing the customer rubbish bin will reduce waste (and costs).

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    The impact of violence and abuse

    2019-06-27T13:15:00Z

    One of the biggest issues that retailers face when dealing with violence and abuse is the lack of consistent response from the justice system, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    DRS: Too many unanswered questions

    2019-06-27T13:04:00Z

    Retailers face too many uncertainties over Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme, says Edinburgh-based Premier retailer Linda Williams. 

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    Futureproofing convenience

    2019-06-14T08:55:00Z

    It may be cliché, but younger generations are the shopper of tomorrow and have a pivotal role to play in the future of one of the fastest growing sectors in UK food and grocery, says HIM’s Giorgio Rigali.

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    Assured advice for all retailers

    2019-06-03T11:14:00Z

    While there’s no doubt that our exit from the European Union is still grabbing most of the headlines, there are plenty of rules and regulation changes to keep retailers occupied on a day-to-day basis, writes ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Staff costs demand attention

    2019-06-03T11:11:00Z

    The stress of working in the convenience sector needs urgent attention, SGF chief executive Pete Cheema argues.

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    Community works

    2019-05-20T14:58:00Z

    The best part of my role at Eurospar Ardglass is without a doubt all of the community work that I run on behalf of the store, writes Sales Assistant of the Year winner Fiona Addis.

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    After the event

    2019-05-16T10:57:00Z

    Mike, who owns Eastcombe Village Stores in Gloucestershire, discusses how to keep the wind in your sales in the aftermath of bank holidays and events.

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    Face up to new solutions

    2019-05-16T10:33:00Z

    Budgens retailer Sid Sidhu is hoping to take the faff out of facing up with a new system that will do it all for him.

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    The wrong side of the track

    2019-05-14T11:39:00Z

    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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    A fad for the future?

    2019-05-14T11:37:00Z

    This cashier-less c-store trial is a bold move from Sainsbury’s, but will have not been made on a whim. 

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    Why reporting crime is crucial

    2019-05-02T15:42:00Z

    It is key that we take this opportunity to highlight the cost of crime not only in terms of financial loss, but its human impact, writes ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Brexit worries for food shoppers

    2019-04-26T14:44:00Z

    HIM’s Giorgio Rigali discusses what shoppers think about the impact of Brexit.

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    Counting the cost of crime

    2019-04-03T10:29:00Z

    Whenever we talk to retailers about the biggest issues they face on a day-to-day basis, the number one thing that comes up time and again is crime, writes the ACS chief executive.