Latest Posts – Page 9

  • Raaj Chandarana
    Blogs

    Full speed ahead

    2017-02-21T12:08:00Z

    It’s all go for Raaj Chandarana, who has made an important breakthrough in extending his Tara’s News store in High Wycombe.

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    Blogs

    Exchange rates

    2017-02-21T11:20:00Z

    There’s only so much that tinkering with business rates can achieve, says editor David Rees.

  • Gary Shaw
    Blogs

    Get the basics right

    2017-02-10T15:23:00Z

    In terms of what shoppers are looking for from their c-store, it is very much a case of getting the basics right, says Gary Shaw.

  • CRA Awards
    Blogs

    Building blocks

    2017-02-10T15:07:00Z

    Last year’s CRA winner reflects on plans for the year ahead following an unpredictable 2016.

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    Blogs

    The old labels don't apply

    2017-02-10T14:19:00Z

    While the announcement of the ‘Besco’ merger took pretty much everyone by surprise, on reflection perhaps we should have seen it, or something like it, a mile off, writes editor David Rees

  • Dan Cock
    Blogs

    Blurring the lines

    2017-01-24T13:41:00Z

    With Dan in the midst of his store refit, he has found himself pondering the nature of his role as a c-store owner.

  • Pete Cheema
    Blogs

    Banking on it

    2017-01-24T12:14:00Z

    Bank branch closures will impact convenience stores and the communities they serve, argues Pete Cheema.

  • ACS
    Blogs

    The right to question

    2017-01-11T12:30:00Z

    Businesses must have the right to challenge unfair rating assessments, says James Lowman.

  • Ruth Cousins
    Blogs

    How to gain from Free from

    2017-01-11T12:22:00Z

    C-stores should cater for the rapidly increasing number of shoppers that consider themselves to have food intolerances, says HIM’s Ruth Cousins.

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    Blogs

    Prepare for 2017

    2017-01-11T12:19:00Z

    If there is a theme for this year it could be ‘do it yourself’, writes editor David Rees.

  • Cameron Thorp
    Blogs

    Leaflets still have a role to play

    2016-12-02T15:10:00Z

    Despite all of the technology at their fingertips, surprisingly it’s younger shoppers who respond most positively to leaflets.

  • ACS
    Blogs

    In the bank?

    2016-11-16T10:31:00Z

    James wants to hear from you about your experiences of dealing with the banks.

  • Raaj Chandarana
    Blogs

    New fascia chosen

    2016-11-16T10:25:00Z

    Raaj has opted for a new symbol group ahead of his store expansion.

  • Ruth Cousins
    Blogs

    The magic of Christmas planning

    2016-11-04T15:45:00Z

    Here’s some quick wins to ensure you’re making the most out of the festive footfall driving occasion.

  • Pete Cheema
    Blogs

    Political progress

    2016-11-04T15:40:00Z

    SGF chief executive Pete Cheema hails a new Cross-Party Group on independent convenience stores.

  • ACS
    Blogs

    Revaluing business rates

    2016-10-20T16:35:00Z

    There are winners and losers in the business rates revaluation, but James is fighting for reform.

  • village stories
    Blogs

    Store vision

    2016-10-20T14:53:00Z

    What we are doing at Premier Whitstone is simply reacting to the way people eat and live their lives today.

  • Belle Nairac
    Blogs

    Ready, steady, food to go

    2016-10-07T10:29:00Z

    With the food-to-go market set to increase by an average of 4.4% over the next three years, this is the time for retailers to cement their offering to their shoppers.

  • CRA Awards
    Blogs

    Winning success

    2016-10-06T16:09:00Z

    Convenience Retailer of the Year Scott Graham reveals the difference winning has made to his Aberdeenshire-based business.

  • Raaj Chandarana
    Blogs

    Getting the basics right

    2016-09-28T11:50:00Z

    Rome may not have been built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour, says retailer Raaj Chandarana.