More blogs – Page 2

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    A safe place?

    2018-11-14T11:25:00Z

    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.

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    Healthy choices

    2018-10-31T11:08:00Z

    Bans and restrictions are not the correct way to go about tackling obesity, says Linda.

  • HIM
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    Healthier range, happier shoppers

    2018-10-26T11:33:00Z

    Understanding the core differences between the average shopper and the healthy snacking shopper is essential, writes HIM’s Zoe Jag-Nathan.

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    Far-reaching impact?

    2018-10-17T09:48:00Z

    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.

  • Steve Barnes
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    Vital support

    2018-10-04T11:41:00Z

    GroceryAid chief executive Steve Barnes discusses the findings of its new Impact Report.

  • HIM
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    Fuelling growth at the forecourt

    2018-09-21T10:33:00Z

    Shoppers are increasingly turning to forecourts for their weekly top-up needs, writes Giorgio Rigali.

  • ACS
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    Flexible working

    2018-09-19T15:51:00Z

    The Local Shop Report shows how the sector is offering employment flexibility, says James.

  • Sam Coldbeck
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    A familiar story

    2018-09-07T15:23:00Z

    The growing illicit trade in e-cigarettes needs addressing by government urgently, argues Sam.

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    The healthy snacking offer

    2018-08-24T10:28:00Z

    As many as 27% of shoppers want more healthier options to be available within meal deals so tap into this trend, says Giorgio Rigali.

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    Rating the options

    2018-08-22T14:22:00Z

    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.

  • Linda Williams
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    A sizzling summer

    2018-08-14T16:30:00Z

    June, July and now August have been good months for our sector, says Linda

  • Richard Inglis
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    Staying ahead of the hackers

    2018-08-14T16:22:00Z

    Despite a robust set-up, Richard’s IT system was hacked. Here’s his advice after the experience

  • ACS
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    Fee to use?

    2018-07-25T15:24:00Z

    Link must continue to be held to account over the effects of interchange fee cuts, James argues.

  • HIM
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    Beating the discounter

    2018-07-24T15:01:00Z

    More shoppers are using the discounters to top up, creating a huge challenge for the convenience sector, writes Giorgio Rigali.

  • Richard Inglis
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    Maximise epos potential

    2018-07-13T15:59:00Z

    Many excellent retailers are not making the most of epos and technology, says Welcome Co-op franchisee Richard.

  • Pete Cheema
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    War on snacks?

    2018-07-12T11:14:00Z

    Restrictions on promotions of snacks and confectionery need to work for all parties, argues Pete.

  • Sam Coldbeck
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    Protect reponsible retailers

    2018-07-04T11:18:00Z

    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.

  • Dominic Burrell
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    Winning during the World Cup

    2018-06-26T15:11:00Z

    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 Inglis
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    Turn to tech to keep you running

    2018-06-12T15:09:00Z

    Richard discusses the benefits of using RDM units to monitor temperatures in his chillers and freezers.

  • ACS
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    Targeting business crime

    2018-06-12T14:39:00Z

    The recent expert report on tackling retail crime takes a pragmatic approach, says James.