Sarah Britton

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

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    Desserts: Sweet profits


    Goody-laden waffles, crepes, ice-creams and milkshakes are commanding high margins and helping c-stores to become destinations for shoppers looking for a treat.

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    Crime special: Spar Lindford, Hampshire


    Last year a ram raid caused £200,000 worth of damage to Spar Lindford and left owner Julian Taylor-Green facing an uphill battle to keep his store trading whilst making endless calls to contractors, suppliers and his insurer to ensure the future of the business.

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    Crime special: Londis Woodmansterne, Surrey


    Two armed robberies in the space of a fortnight have failed to dent the resolve of Sukhbinder Kaur and her son Raj Kahlon not to let crime rob them of their livelihood.

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    Crime special: Co-op Dedham, Essex


    When a ram raid left their store unsafe to work in, the team at Dedham Co-op set up shop in a barn, braving a fierce winter and a scorching summer to serve customers while the store was rebuilt and refitted.

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    Security: Stand up to shoplifting


    Unable to rely on the police for help, many retailers are adopting new security measures to defend their stores from light-fingered offenders.

  • Sugar Confectionery
    Products In Depth

    It’s a sweet love affair


    Despite the sugar backlash there’s strong demand for sweets, with plenty of innovation in pack formats and flavours to tempt shoppers.

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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.

  • Food to go_Wilson Rea_Keystore More

    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.

  • Protein Display
    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.

  • Premier Wharfedale Hull

    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.

  • Easter Novelties
    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.

  • Confectionery Display Nisa Southend Victoria
    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. 

  • Costcutter Huntingdon

    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.

  • Epos

    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.

  • Premium basket

    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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