Sarah Britton

Convenience Store

Sarah is features editor and also focuses on seasonal events.

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  • Premier Wharfedale, Hull

    05 Feb 2019

    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.

  • Build the eggcitement

    17 Dec 2018

    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: Broaden your horizons

    03 Dec 2018

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

  • Nisa Southend Victoria, Essex

    28 Nov 2018

    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, Cambridgeshire

    30 Oct 2018

    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.

  • Plan ahead to succeed

    30 Oct 2018

    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.

  • Get smarter with statistics

    04 Oct 2018

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

  • Hey big spender

    03 Oct 2018

    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.

  • Christmas confectionery: A balancing act

    11 Sep 2018

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

  • Halloween: freak out to glowing sales

    10 Sep 2018

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

  • Seating arrangements

    07 Sep 2018

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

  • Nisa Deepdale, Norfolk

    24 Aug 2018

    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.

  • Back to school: Hungry for healthy

    01 Aug 2018

    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

  • Remote control

    26 Jun 2018

    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.

  • Hanging with the big gums

    30 May 2018

    Bagged sugar confectionery is still flying, but more sales could be had by adding better-for-you options and dedicating space to kids’ sweets

  • BBQ: Fire up your char leaders

    09 May 2018

    BBQ is big business if you plan ahead, go big on flavoured meats, and build a strong, inspirational display. Here’s how to get summer ready

  • Happy staff, happy store

    18 Apr 2018

    Looking after your employees’ wellbeing can have a hugely positive impact, not just on the individual, but on the business as a whole.

  • Dike & Son launches lucky dip scratchcard campaign

    13 Apr 2018

    Dorset-based Dike & Son has launched a lucky dip scratchcard campaign to drive sales and increase footfall and loyalty.

  • Soft drinks levy: Sweet talking

    03 Apr 2018

    Retailers are being urged to take a long hard look at their soft drinks aisle as the Soft Drinks Industry Levy comes into force. C-Store examines the impact it has already had on the big brands and its likely impact on your sales.

  • Staff at Thornton’s Budgens in London fend off robber

    28 Mar 2018

    Brave staff at Thornton’s Budgens in Belsize Park, London, managed to restrain an armed robber until police arrived to arrest him.

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