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The Co-op takeover was a ‘Brexit’ vote for Nisa – deeply polarising and divisive, writes C-Store’s editor.
Until operational concerns are addressed, a deposit return scheme cannot work, says James.
While seasonal events are great at improving the in-store experience if cleverly planned, preparation needs to go beyond in-store experience factors, says Alice Dolling.
The major changes in the industry that have been anticipated throughout 2017 are finally reaching their end-game.
Delegating to staff has been one of the hardest aspects of taking on a second store, writes Northern Ireland retailer Donna Mullan
A multi-agency project is helping to reduce proxy purchasing of alcohol in Scotland, Pete reports.
Consumers are becoming more demanding about information on sourcing, production and values, writes HIM’s Matt Smith.
2017 might be seen as a year of ‘wait and see’ for West Sussex-based Budgens retailer David, but 2018 promises to be a year of action.
The Convenience Retail Awards, now open for entries, was created to celebrate the smart, resourceful and ambitious operators that the industry is blessed with, writes David.
This October there are big changes coming into force around Assured Advice, says James.
Data suggests that the percentage of alcohol drinkers within the convenience base is declining, so retailers need to figure out solutions to offset the decline, writes HIM’s Matt Smith.
A second store is a huge commitment, but has by no means put us off adding to our retail site portfolio, writes Northern Ireland retailer Donna Mullan.
The staff are the foundations of Wharfedale Premier’s responsible retailing credentials, says Sam.
Further evidence this week that the National Living Wage is having a huge impact on the retail industry, says editor David Rees.
Look after Generations Y and Z as they will ultimately look after you, says HIM’s Blake Gladman.
Scottish retailers such as Linda are playing their part in providing healthier options for consumers.
Celebrate the fact that convenience stores are at the heart of the local communities they serve, says James Lowman.
As many as seven out of 10 of parents with school-age children say that they make a conscious decision to ensure their children eat healthily at school lunch time, writes Louise McWhirter.
There is a tipping point where artificially low food prices are no longer sustainable, says West Sussex Budgens retailer David Knight.
Scottish retailers are tackling obesity and don’t need further regulation, SGF’s chief executive asserts.
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