The shocking, but not entirely surprising, findings of our mini survey of c-store operators is that practically every single one has been a recent victim of crime.
Bans and restrictions are not the correct way to go about tackling obesity, says Linda.
Understanding the core differences between the average shopper and the healthy snacking shopper is essential, writes HIM’s Zoe Jag-Nathan.
Last week the Scottish government published a consultation aimed at tackling obesity. We’ve seen a number of policies start in Scotland then become law in Westminster, says James.
GroceryAid chief executive Steve Barnes discusses the findings of its new Impact Report.
Shoppers are increasingly turning to forecourts for their weekly top-up needs, writes Giorgio Rigali.
The Local Shop Report shows how the sector is offering employment flexibility, says James.
The growing illicit trade in e-cigarettes needs addressing by government urgently, argues Sam.
As many as 27% of shoppers want more healthier options to be available within meal deals so tap into this trend, says Giorgio Rigali.
If the government wants to torch the business rates system, that’s fine by us, but many of the things that would make the system fairer and more effective don’t need a whole new system.
June, July and now August have been good months for our sector, says Linda
Despite a robust set-up, Richard’s IT system was hacked. Here’s his advice after the experience
Link must continue to be held to account over the effects of interchange fee cuts, James argues.
More shoppers are using the discounters to top up, creating a huge challenge for the convenience sector, writes Giorgio Rigali.
Many excellent retailers are not making the most of epos and technology, says Welcome Co-op franchisee Richard.
Restrictions on promotions of snacks and confectionery need to work for all parties, argues Pete.
Legislation has to be policed correctly to protect the many responsible retailers who often lose out financially because they comply with the law, says Samantha.
It’s crucial retailers are catering for viewers’ needs, tempting them through quality ranges, eye-catching displays and enticing cross-promotions, writes HIM’s Dominic Burrell.
Richard discusses the benefits of using RDM units to monitor temperatures in his chillers and freezers.
The recent expert report on tackling retail crime takes a pragmatic approach, says James.
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