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Community Shop

Community Shop opens fourth store in Grimsby

26 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

Community Shop has opened its fourth store today, in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, selling food that would otherwise go to landfill.

General Election

C-store retailers urged to engage with General Election

26 Apr 2017 | By Robin Mannering

C-store retailers have been urged to make their voices heard and promote issues affecting the sector to MPs ahead of the General Election on 8 June.


Costcutter launches campaign for Independent own brand

26 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has launched a new promotional campaign for its own brand, Independent.


Co-op targets Wales with 12 new c-stores and refits

26 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-op has announced a £16m programme of food store openings and refits in Wales this year.

Midcounties Co-op Shrewsbury becomes community 'safe place'

Midcounties Co-op store teams up with local businesses

26 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

A market town co-operative food store has linked with local businesses in a bid to encourage residents to shop locally and support the community.

Supermarket trolley

Sharp drop in consumer confidence in disposable income

24 Apr 2017 | By Robin Mannering

UK consumers’ confidence in their disposable income has fallen to its lowest level in more than two years, new research reveals.

Cash machine

Gang jailed for blowing up ATMs across UK

24 Apr 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Seven men have been handed jail sentences for blowing up ATMs at stores across the UK and stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds.


Starbucks UK now dominated by franchised or licensed sites

21 Apr 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Starbucks sites in the UK are now dominated by franchised or licensed outlets, which soared in number by more than 100 in the year ending 2 October 2016, amid the closure or sale of dozens of company-owned sites.

Combe Martin

Central Convenience Stores continues to expand

20 Apr 2017

Central Convenience Stores has acquired its 116th store after snapping up a forecourt site in North Devon.

Scotmid Ratho

Scotmid announces rise in turnover amid profit decline

20 Apr 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Scotmid Co-operative has reported a 1.4% rise in annual turnover although trading profit dropped by 7% on the back of increases in the National Living Wage.

Illicit alcohol industrial unit

HMRC fails 1,300 alcohol wholesalers under AWRS

20 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has reiterated the criminal implications of retailers buying alcohol from rogue traders after HMRC rejected more than 1,300 applicants for the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS).

Nanny State Store

'Nanny State Store' mocks excessive regulations

19 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

Unbranded chocolate bars that warn “chocolate may kill you” and cans of fizzy drinks with health warning triangles on them: this could be where convenience retailing is heading because of the “nanny state”, a libertarian group and consumer activism body have warned.

Fairtrade trolley of goods

Ethically-motivated shopping growing in importance

19 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

Ethically-motivated shopping is an increasingly important growth market that is expected to become a major retailing trend in the near future, a new report from global real estate advisor Colliers International claims.


C-store retailers highlight General Election priorities

19 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

Convenience store operators have highlighted key issues they want the new government to resolve after the General Election on 8 June.

Westminster Parliament

General Election: Don't use NLW as bargaining tool, warns ACS

18 Apr 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Association of Convenience Stores has urged political parties not to use the minimum wage as a bargaining tool ahead of the surprise General Election on 8 June.


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