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ONS data shows 1% increase in police recorded shop theft incidents from 2017

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Budgens Prestbury frozen

Frozen food category in consistent sales growth

17 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Frozen food sales are continuing to storm ahead, with the category now worth more than £6.2bn and up 4.8% year on year.

CRA 2019

Convenience Retail Awards 2019 open for entries

17 Oct 2018 | By David Rees

Entries are now open for the 2019 Convenience Retail Awards, the premier award scheme dedicated to retailers in the UK’s convenience sector.


Co-op Group continues to buck trend as grocery sales slow

17 Oct 2018 | By Christian Fuller

The Co-op Group has once again outperformed the big four as recent overall grocery sales slowed following a record summer of spending, according to new Nielson data.

Lifestyle Express demo store

Lifestyle Express estate buoyed by 30 new stores

17 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Lifestyle Express has added 30 stores to its estate after joining forces with Essex-based Time Wholesale Services and its retail club members

Bay Bashir

Bay Bashir enjoys instant rewards after Go Local switch

17 Oct 2018 Updated: 19 Oct 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Middlesbrough retailer Bay Bashir has enjoyed an immediate sales and margin boost after switching his five stores to Parfett’s Go Local fascia a month ago.

Spar Parkfoot

Spar Parkfoot sponsors England Women's rugby player

15 Oct 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Kent-based forecourt operator Spar Parkfoot has announced its continued sponsorship of England Women’s rugby player, and former store employee, Rosie Galligan.

Illicit tobacco in car boot

Calls for clarity as Track and Trace tobacco regulations loom

15 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Concerns are mounting about the lack of communication and clarity around how ‘Track and Trace’ regulations will affect convenience retailers and the time they will have to prepare.


MP tables bill to protect retail workers from abuse

15 Oct 2018 | By Robin Mannering

A new bill tabled in Parliament aims to protect retail workers who sell age-restricted products.

Paul Cheema

Paul Cheema's Channel 4 slot prompts outpouring of support

12 Oct 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

High-profile Nisa retailer Paul Cheema, co-owner of Malcolm’s Stores in Coventry, has received messages of support from shoppers and fellow retailers after taking part in Channel 4’s Dispatches programme.

Post Office

Post Office appoints Amanda Jones as retail sales director

12 Oct 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Amanda Jones, a former Conviviality and Nisa executive, has been appointed retail sales director at the Post Office.

Illicit tobacco

Undercover op exposes scale of South Wales' illicit tobacco trade

12 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

An undercover operation has exposed the prevalence of illicit tobacco in South Wales, with a third (32%) of stores visited found to be selling it.

National Lottery Amazing Starts Here 1

Lottery retailers star in Camelot's latest TV campaign

11 Oct 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

National Lottery operator Camelot is launching a new National Lottery marketing campaign, featuring four convenience store retailers.

Plain packaging in Australia

Tobacco picture warnings to be replaced in 'no deal' Brexit

11 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

All current picture health warnings on tobacco products will need to be replaced with a new set of Australian versions in the event that the UK leaves the European Union with a ‘no deal.’

Reverse vending machine

Scotmid Co-op unveils first reverse vending machine

11 Oct 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Scotmid Co-operative has unveiled its first reverse vending machine to recycle soft drink cans and plastic bottles.

Richard Inglis Self-Serve Tills

Southern Co-op franchisees introduce self-serve tills

10 Oct 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Franchisees of the Southern Co-op have successfully introduced self-serve checkouts in a number of Welcome-branded stores.


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