Spend n Save Gunman Incident

Family of high profile retailer wrestle gunman out of store

West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident in Walsall

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Teenager charged with murder of London c-store worker

10 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with the murder of a convenience store worker in north London who refused to sell a group of teenagers cigarette papers.

Self service tills

Items worth £3.2bn stolen via self-checkout, research finds

22 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Shopping items worth a total of £3.2bn are stolen through self-service checkouts every year, according to new research.

ACS calls on retailers to take part in annual survey

ACS calls on retailers to take part in annual crime survey

21 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is urging retailers to share their experiences of retail crime by taking part in its Annual Crime Survey for 2018.


Sunderland Premier retailer robbed by masked knifeman

21 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Police are hunting a masked robber who stole alcohol and a mobile phone from a Premier store in Sunderland.


Forecourt service eyes 'No Means of Payment' incidents

16 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Forecourt Eye has unveiled a new £15 monthly subscription service.

zero tolerance

New laws to protect Scottish staff from abuse to be mooted

10 Nov 2017 | By Gaelle Walker

New laws to give Scottish shop workers additional legal protection from assault and abuse could be on the horizon

Spar Binfield

Training courses to tackle 'smash and grab' robberies

09 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

New training sessions are being offered to the retail industry to help avoid ’smash and grab’ robberies.

Unreported Crime

Female staff member in critical condition following robbery

08 Nov 2017 | By Gaelle Walker

A female sales assistant has been left in a critical condition following a shocking incident of in-store violence.

Illicit tobacco in car boot

TRA calls for government action on illicit tobacco

19 Oct 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Tobacco Retailer’s Alliance has called on the government to introduce a limit on the amount of tobacco that can be brought back into the UK after Brexit, as part of a series of recommendations aimed at tackling illicit tobacco.


JTI removes 30th gantry following illicit tobacco seizures

11 Oct 2017 | By Robin Mannering

JTI has removed its 30th gantry following three seizures of illicit tobacco at a Slough-based store.

Unreported Crime

Police force failing to record thousands of crimes

07 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

One of Britain’s largest police forces is failing to record thousands of alleged offences, including those affecting covenience store retailers.

Illicit tobacco in car boot

New Parliamentary Group targets illicit tobacco trade

30 Aug 2017 | By Robin Mannering

A group of MPs and Peers have formed a new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) aimed at tackling the illicit tobacco trade.


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Pete Cheema

Working together

23 Jan 2018 | By Pete Cheema

Only by working collaboratively can major government policy be made to work, argues Pete.

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