ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has compiled a summary of the business rates and cash grant support measures that have been made available for retailers in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Convenience stores could have an unprecedented opportunity to grow vape sales this month and beyond, as the 2020 Vapril campaign kicks off and specialist vape shops across the UK remain closed amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Independent retailer Spar Barbara Clements has turned her business “on its head” by growing her home delivery service in a bid to drive down footfall to the store amid the coronavirus outbreak.
C-store retailers have utlised social media to great effect to get their message out about their services, availability, community work, social distancing measures and hard-working staff. Here we look at some of the best examples,
Appleby Westward has seen record volumes for March through its warehouses since the start of the coronavirus crisis in the UK.
Hard-working convenience store staff who are going “above and beyond” to maintain stock and service levels during the coronavirus crisis are earning every penny of their new higher minimum wage, according to independent retailers.
Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has invested in new social-distancing equipment and till point floor signage to help retailers protect their staff and customers from coronavirus.
Shoppers are continuing to visit grocery retailers on a regular basis, despite government advice to shop as little as possible, according to HIM & MCA Insight.
All subpostmasters will receive guaranteed remuneration for at least the next couple of months, the Post Office has announced.
British consumers made over 79 million extra supermarket shopping trips in the four weeks to 21 March, with total till sales increasing by 20.5%, according to Nielsen Homescan.
Convenience retailer Rav Garcha has praised the support of the independent retailing community which has rallied round, after he shared details of a spate of customer abuse experienced by just one of his six Nisa stores in the West Midlands, in the last week.