Spar wholesaler CJ Lang is on a mission to raise standards across its estate and is not afraid to lose retailers in the process, reports Mark Wingett
Mark Wingett looks at an award-winning village store that's proving a big hit with its customers
Now more than ever bake-off sections in-store have to offer a wide and professional range of products. Mark Wingett talks to retailers taking up that challenge
Going from managing a c-store for someone else to running one for yourself is a big move but has many advantages, as Mark Wingett found out
Trade associations have called on the government to make the Licensing Act clearer and more consistent to end the confusion retailers and local authorities face during its implementation.
Retailers and c-store industry figures have come together to congratulate Convenience Store on reaching its 21st birthday.
The pressure on the government to leave Sunday trading hours as they are has increased with new research highlighting that nearly 80% of MPs are against any extension.
Retailers at a seminar on underage sales reacted angrily after a Trading Standards officer said they “shouldn’t run a business if they couldn’t handle the responsibility”
Mark Wingett reports on the first No ID No Sale seminar, where all the talk was about a culture change and easing the pressure on retailers over underage sales
Mark Wingett offers some advice on how to avoid slips and trips in your store.
Co-op’s security spend pays off
Mark Wingett reveals the results of our industry poll to find the top 10 figures likely to steer the c-store sector through 2006
Shopworkers’ union Usdaw has called on its members employed by the Co-operative Group to stay calm over the Society’s proposal to ditch its final salary pension scheme.
The national co-ordinating body for trading standards, Lacors, is reviewing the code of practice for test purchasing after strong criticism from retailers and trade associations.
Mark Wingett reports on the c-store group that is giving criminals a lot to think about
Anti-Social Behaviour Orders can be useful tools against crime, but only with the help of pro-active policing, says Mark Wingett
Equipment failure can strike at any time – Christmas included. Mark Wingett looks at the help available
Londis is working with its members to develop tailor-made planograms in store.
The government has agreed to launch a national campaign to encourage retailers to ask for ID from anyone who looks under 21 and is attempting to buy alcohol.
A campaign developed by Southern Co-operative aimed at stopping adults from buying alcohol for minors could be launched nationally.
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