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The Convenience Awards 2021 now open for entries

The Convenience Awards returns for 2021. Do you have what it takes to be the best?

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Camelot sales team back on the road following shift to digital

Store sales dropped in the first half of the year as Camelot encouraged customers to stay safe however it is stepping up support for retailers.

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PayPoint offers goodwill gesture for outage

PayPoint has offered £50 goodwill gesture for the recent outage.

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Northern Ireland to enter two-week circuit breaker lockdown

Northern Ireland’s decision to enter into a two-week circuit breaker lockdown to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 has been met with derision from the retail sector.

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Illicit tobacco sales rife in Bolton

Research by tobacco company JTI into the sale of illicit tobacco has found that 61% of store test purchased in the Bolton area were selling the product.

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Welsh guidance on firebreak product restrictions published

Mere hours before the 6pm deadline, the Welsh government has published guidance for retailers on what products they can and can’t sell during the firebreak lockdown.

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Simply Fresh on Sainsbury’s model acquisition trail

Simply Fresh has set out its acquisition goals for new retailers as part of the extension of the Sainsbury’s supply deal. 

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Trade bodies demand clarity surrounding tobacco stockpiling

Clarity is needed on the status of tobacco forestalling restrictions given the lack of Budget and planned duty increases this year.

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Post Office CEO Nick Read sets out measures to regain postmaster trust

Measures include a non-executive role for a postmaster on the board and a £2m investment in creating 100 area managers to support postmasters 

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Midcounties Co-op CEO Phil Ponsonby calls for more sustainable business practices

Ponsonby spoke live at The Convenience Conference on 6 October

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