Southern Co-op

Crime busters

The Southern Co-op’s Gareth Lewis tells C-Store how a joined-up approach is working in Sussex

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Sniffer dog illicit tobacco

Illicit tobacco campaign generates hundreds of tip offs

21 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Hundreds of people have come forward with illicit tobacco tip offs since the launch of a new local authority-funded campaign in the North East of England.

McColl’s, Market Street, Kirkby Stephen.

Police appeal for witnesses following c-store ram-raid

20 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Officers are investigating a robbery which took place at a McColl’s store in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, in which thieves ram-raided the premises to try and steal the store’s ATM.

illicit tobacco sale

Illicit tobacco sales continue to climb year on year

14 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

UK sales of illicit tobacco have continued to grow in the past year, new HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) figures show.

Sniffer dog illicit tobacco

Store owner jailed for series of illicit tobacco hauls

12 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A convenience store owner has been jailed for nine months after illicit tobacco was discovered in his store during five separate raids over the last 18 months.

Stolen Sweets

Police appeal following £100,000 confectionery heist

11 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Leicestershire Police is appealing for help locating £100,000-worth of stolen confectionery after two trailers were thieved from a Hancocks depot.

JTI tobacco voucher scam

Tobacco retailers warned of voucher scam come-back

07 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Tobacco retailers are being warned not to fall foul of a new tobacco voucher scam which is currenly circulating in the Nottingham area.

Fernhill Convenience Store

Shop assistant stabbed after c-store robbery in Bolton

06 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

A man has been arrested after a shop assistant was stabbed during a raid on a convenience store in Bolton.

Shop Theft

Think tank calls for tough new sentences for shoplifters

06 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Influential think tank The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has urged the government to introduce tough two-year sentences for prolific shoplifters in order to cut crime and rehabilitate drug-addicted offenders.

Illicit tobacco in car boot

Man convicted of selling illegal tobacco outside car-boot sale

04 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

A series of undercover operations conducted by Japan Tobacco International (JTI) and security firm TM EYE has resulted in the conviction of a man selling illegal tobacco outside a car-boot sale.

John Lee, Daniel Johnson MSP and Pete Cheema

Positive consultation response to Scottish shop workers bill

31 May 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

A consultation on the creation of a new shop workers bill in Scotland, designed to protect staff with new offences, has been welcomed by members of the public and industry officials.


Shoplifting grows in England and Wales, new data shows

30 May 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Retailers in England and Wales have been hit by a 4% increase in shoplifting, with over 378,725 offences reported in 2017-18, new data reveals.

Armley Convenience Store

Two men arrested following armed robbery at Leeds c-store

24 May 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Two men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store in Leeds.


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Richard Inglis

Turn to tech to keep you running

12 Jun 2018 | By Richard Inglis

Richard discusses the benefits of using RDM units to monitor temperatures in his chillers and freezers.

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