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Why I made food to go a focus for my new store

Forward-thinking retailer Siva Theivanayagam gives us a tour of his new store Nisa Stamford Northfields in Peterborough which focuses on food to go.

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Nisa retailer Amrit Pahal to donate PPE worth £30,000

Nisa retailer Amrit Pahal is to donate £30,000 worth of PPE after being let down by a government procurement team.

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PGNJ goes behind the scenes at new Nisa Local Giffnock

Opening just in time for the run-up to Christmas, PGNJ has opened a Nisa Local in Giffnock.

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Why I refitted my store during the second lockdown

London Road Bakery in Boston, Lincolnshire, has undergone a £70,000 refit in order to upgrade its baking area and till system.

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A look inside the new Nisa Express format

Nisa launched the new Express model at its recent virtual expo and we’re taking a closer look inside. 

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Inside Convenience Retailer of the Year 2020: Spar Y Maes, Pwllheli

What type of store wins Convenience Retailer of the Year? We step inside Spar Y Maes, Pwllheli to find out.

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Costcutter retailer Emily Rosa Ranjini: why I doubled the size of my store during lockdown

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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How the big night in became a sales driver for my store

Owner of MJ’s Premier in Royton, Greater Manchester Justin Whittaker has seen big night in sales increase thanks to customers wanting to treat themselves while in lockdown.

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Creating loyalty at Nisa Marsh Lane

Customer loyalty was something on Barry Patel’s mind during the early stages of the lockdown so he came up with a plan to keep shoppers coming back to his two Nisa stores in Luton.

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Nisa Stilton, Cambridgeshire

Late last year the village store in Stilton, Cambridgeshire, re-opened following a major refit which saw the 1,500sq ft site almost double in size. 

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Costcutter Chislehurst, South East London

Anil Patel opted to switch his South East London-store from Spar fascia to Costcutter in January 2019 due to the latter’s tie-up with the Co-op Group.

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Simply Fresh, Webheath, Worcestershire

Parminder Gosal has graduated from working for Nasta Khera – who owns Simply Fresh in Alcester – to having a store of his own. 

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David’s Kitchen, Kirkcaldy, Fife

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. 

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Retail in Japan

With a large and largely urban population, Japan has one of the highest concentrations of convenience stores in the world, and the stores play an important role in feeding busy but demanding consumers on the move.

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Racetrack Pitstop (Premier) Glasgow

Last year the Sud family embarked on a radical revamp of their Racetrack Pitstop (Premier-branded) forecourt store in Glasgow. 

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Hunt’s Spar, Leyland, Lancashire

A £300k+ refit has completely refreshed the Hunt’s Spar store in Broadfield Drive, Leyland, Lancashire, as well as adding food to go and a fresh butchery counter to make it a destination store for shoppers at any time of day.

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Thrifty’s: The price is right

In the north west of England, independent retail group Thrifty’s is expanding quickly on the back of a community-focused approach and a commitment to offering sensational value in store.

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Student special: The Village Store, University of Sheffield

Those attending Sheffield university can rest easy in the knowledge their campus c-store manager Rachel Fletcher knows exactly what students want.

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Student special: Spar Hull University, Yorkshire

With thousands of students flocking to Spar Hull University, ensuring speedy service is a top priority for the store’s assistant retail manager Dave Hunt.

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Student special: Costcutter Brunel University, London

Costcutter Brunel University is making the most of seasonal trends and peaks in student numbers, under the capable hands of store manager Arnaud Leudjou.

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