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  • Costcutter Stamford 3 low res
    Interviews and Profiles

    I doubled the size of my store during lockdown

    2020-08-06T14:55:00Z

    Emily Rosa Ranjini of Costcutter Stamford in Lincolnshire doubled the size of her store during the coronavirus pandemic, but did it lead to a doubling of sales?

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    Competitions and Giveaways

    Win £2500 for your store!

    2020-07-17T08:44:00Z This content is provided by

    This month, Snappy Shopper are giving one lucky winner £2000 worth of advertising spend! This will be managed at no extra cost by the Snappy marketing team and the £500 setup fee will also be waived.

  • 1 Store exterior_Davids Kitchen
    Features

    David’s Kitchen, Kirkcaldy, Fife

    2019-12-10T14:32:00Z

    The latest David’s Kitchen site opened last month in Kirkcaldy following a million pound investment. Food service remains at the heart of the brand, which already has sites in Falkirk and Glenrothes, but the latest store is the first to incorporate a full coffee shop offering alongside a c-store and deli counter. 

  • Convenience retailers have made record investments of almost £300m in their businesses over the last three months
    News

    Independent retailers’ investment levels decline by 24% over past year

    2019-12-05T12:27:00Z

    Convenience stores’ investment levels have fallen by nearly a quarter over the past 12 months, according to new Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) research.

  • Farrants
    News

    Retailer turns to crowdfunding for ambitious store plans

    2017-11-17T08:12:00Z

    David Worlsfold of Farrants in Cobham Surrey is preparing to launch a crowdfunding website to raise money for his ambitious store development plan.

  • Chaz Chahal store opening
    News

    Chaz Chahal opens new Simply Fresh store in Inkberrow

    2016-06-13T11:11:00Z

    Convenience Store columnist Chaz Chahal has hosted a fun day to officially mark the opening of his new Simply Fresh store in the village of Inkberrow, Worcestershire. 

  • Londis Ascot
    News

    Londis Ascot, Berkshire

    2014-04-28T10:28:00Z

    Roli Ranger’s Londis store in Ascot, Bucks claimed the Best Communication to Shoppers honour at this year’s Convenience Retail Awards.

  • Spar Malvern Springs
    News

    Spar Malvern Springs

    2013-09-27T16:42:00Z

    After months of planning, a 12-week refit has seen Burns & Co’s Spar Malvern Springs store double in size, installing energy-saving equipment and offering locals a better place to shop.

  • Booker
    News

    Family Shopper, Bushbury, West Midlands

    2013-07-16T15:10:00Z

    Booker’s Family Shopper discount symbol group has been a year in gestation - and now it’s ready to roll out…

  • Off license
    Features

    Londis, Ascot: Winning off licence

    2013-04-29T11:55:00Z

    Londis Ascot was recently crowned Off Licence Retailer of the Year at the Convenience Retail Awards in March. Robin Mannering reports.

  • Londis Shepherds Bush
    News

    Londis, Shepherds Bush

    2013-03-14T00:00:00Z

    With one million potential customers passing by daily, Londis Shepherds Bush needs to be at the top of its game

  • mentoring
    News

    Mentoring in action

    2013-01-18T11:20:00Z

    A retailer advisory panel has helped store owner Perry Pirapakaran give his store a major shake-up.

  • Spar Penworthan
    News

    Spar Penwortham, Preston

    2013-01-04T14:58:00Z

    Improved visibility and affordable refit costs are central to the new format Spar store in Penwortham, Preston.

  • kwiksave West Brom
    News

    Kwiksave, West Bromwich

    2012-11-21T12:37:00Z

    Atul Amin has converted his former Nisa-branded store in West Bromwich to Costcutter’s Kwiksave format.

  • Sunder
    News

    Freshers approach

    2012-10-10T00:00:00Z

    Sunder Sandher’s new Londis store in Headington is close to Oxford Brookes University campus, so he pulled out all the stops for freshers’ week.

  • property
    News

    Time to buy

    2012-09-12T13:17:00Z

    Follow our experts’ buying advice and beat the mults to the best properties on the market.

  • Londis
    News

    Property profile - Londis, Retford

    2012-09-11T00:00:00Z

    When Tristan King first spotted the recently closed Joiners Arms pub in Retford Nottingham in January 2011 he knew it was exactly the opportunity he’d been searching for.

  • Nisa Local
    News

    Property profile - Nisa Local, Lanark

    2012-09-11T00:00:00Z

    With his five year trading restriction finally at and end, independent retailer Wilson Rea opened the doors of his brand new 1,800 sq ft Nisa Local store on the outskirts of Lanark in August 2012.

  • Best-one
    News

    Property profile - Best-one, Strood

    2012-09-11T00:00:00Z

    Kajanarul started the search for his first convenience store in Kent last December. “I had previously worked at a store in Rochester …

  • Spar
    News

    Property profile - Spar West Bay, Dorset

    2012-09-11T00:00:00Z

    Saj Vij had operated a tiny 200sq ft store next to a petrol station on the picturesque Dorset coast for 22 years, but admits he didn’t pay much attention to the shop.