Sarah Britton

Sarah is features editor for Convenience Store and, focusing on seasonal events.

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    Knowledge exchange


    Sharing information on merchandising, equipment, categories and suppliers is enabling convenience retailers to stay ahead of the game. A selection of retailers tell C-Store the best ideas they’ve gleaned from their peers

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    Products In Depth

    Ice cream: Ways to make more lolly


    As we approach summer, it’s important to not undersell impulse ice cream and focus on getting decent margins for in-demand lines.

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    Food to go: Keystore More, Lanark


    Wilson Rea is reaping the rewards of a newly-installed hot food-to-go and milkshake station. The savvy retailer tells C-Store about his innovative offering, which has more than doubled his hot food turnover, and lets us in on the smart cost savings he has made along the way. 

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    Convenience Retail Awards 2019 gallery


    Everyone partied the night away at our awards, celebrating the very best retailers in the sector.

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    Products In Depth

    Chocolate: Keep taking the tablets


    Chocolate remains big business and embracing consumer demand for sharing formats is resulting in strong sales for savvy retailers.

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    Products In Depth

    Protein: Building a strong future


    Consumer demand for protein products is broadening as today’s shoppers no longer see them as niche products but healthier snacks.

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    Premier Wharfedale, Hull


    Sam Coldbeck’s Humberside store is benefiting from a host of new housing developments, and is adapting to meet the needs of both new and existing customers.

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    Products In Depth

    Build the eggcitement


    Get a head start on the longer Easter opportunity by ensuring your treat products are all ready to go from the beginning of January.

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    Products In Depth

    Confectionery: Broaden your horizons


    Pricemarked chocolate and candy sharing formats still reign supreme, but retailers ignore the growing number of healthier lines at their peril.

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    Nisa Southend Victoria, Essex


    Less than a mile from the seaside, Nisa Southend Victoria has the benefit of both a railway station entrance and a street entrance, and owner Mitul Patel takes full advantage with an offer that appeals to visitors, commuters and locals. 

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    Costcutter Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire


    A year after his 1,600sq ft store’s £100,000 refit and Shopper First rebrand, owner Sagar Patel has seen weekly turnover increase to an impressive figure.

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    Plan ahead to succeed


    Retailers who take time out from the day-to-day running of their business to plan ahead are able to save money and grow sales.

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    Get smarter with statistics


    More and more retailers are investing in epos, but the majority are failing to use this smart technology to analyse data and save money.

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    Hey big spender


    As Tesco rolls out its latest bargain basement format, Jack’s, there are other retailers who are setting their sights on a more upmarket future.

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    Products In Depth

    Christmas confectionery: A balancing act


    Novelty confectionery is a great way to differentiate your store and excite customers over the Christmas period.

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    Products In Depth

    Halloween: freak out to glowing sales


    Retailers looking to sink their fangs into the succulent multi-million pound Halloween market must reflect the excitement in-store.

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    Seating arrangements


    From repeat purchases to supplier sampling events, introducing a countertop and a few chairs can boost business in more ways than one

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    Nisa Deepdale, Norfolk


    A £180,000 refit of Jamie Keshwara’s Nisa Deepdale store in March 2017 saw sales leap 13% last year. And business continues to soar as summer tourists contribute to a 15% sales increase this year.

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    Products In Depth

    Back to school: Hungry for healthy


    As pressure grows for consumers to improve their children’s diets, parents are actively seeking out lunchbox snacks that are high in nutrients and low in sugar

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    Remote control


    Thanks to an increasing number of new technologies, you no longer need to be in-store to run a successful business. Retailers talk about how they use remote retailing to their advantage.

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