Redbank convenience store

Murder investigation launched after c-store stabbing

The incident took place early this morning in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester

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JTI wins another private prosecution against fraudster

03 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

JTI has secured its second private prosecution of an individual caught selling counterfeit versions of its legitimate tobacco brands at a car boot sale.

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Scale of retail staff abuse exposed in new survey

01 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

More than half of shoppers (52%) have witnessed some form of abuse towards retail staff in the past three years, new research from business insurer NFU Mutual has found.


Police appeal following c-store robbery in Surrey

31 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Police are appealing for witnesses after CCTV footage was released of a man wanted in connection with a robbery at a convenience store in Surrey.

Illicit tobacco hidden in potato sacks

Illicit tobacco factory uprooted on Warwickshire potato farm

30 Jul 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A large-scale illicit tobacco factory was discovered on a farm, fronting as a potato processing businesses, in Warwickshire.

Costcutter, Heworth Road, York

Police investigate armed robbery at York Costcutter store

25 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a man who was carrying a suspected firearm robbed a Costcutter convenience store in York.

Illicit tobacco phone box campaign

New campaign launched to fight illicit tobacco

25 Jul 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA) has launched a major nationwide education campaign to help stop the spread of illicit tobacco.


Only 9% of crimes result in a charge or summons

20 Jul 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The proportion of crimes resulting in a suspect being charged or summonsed has fallen from 11% to 9%, with the figure even lower for incidents of robbery and theft, Home Office statistics suggest.

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Surrey retailer's alcohol license suspended for underage sales

18 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

A retailer in Surrey has had his license suspended after he was found to be selling alcohol to a shopper under the age of 18.

High Wycombe gantry removal

JTI continues to punish rogue traders with gantry removals

11 Jul 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A tobacco retailer has been handed a suspended jail sentence, fined, and had his gantry ripped out by JTI, after he was found guilty of selling illicit tobacco.

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Central England Co-op rolls out new in-store security measures

03 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Central England Co-op has revealed plans to roll-out a range of measures to deter criminals from targeting its c-stores and protect its staff during an incident. 

Illicit tobacco Birmingham

Illicit tobacco retailer to pay £61,000 or face further jail time

29 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A retailer, jailed for concealing a vast haul of illicit tobacco in a number of secret caches throughout his Wolverhampton store, has been ordered to pay back £61,000 or face another year behind bars.

Shop theft

MPs back parliamentary motion on tackling shop theft

26 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

MPs have supported a parliamentary call for the government to tackle shop theft and recognise the seriousness of the crime.


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Linda Williams

A sizzling summer

14 Aug 2018 | By Linda Williams

June, July and now August have been good months for our sector, says Linda

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