Sarah Britton's articles

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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.