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How I turned over £40,000 in my store’s opening week

One Stop retailer Paul Thomas has packed his 2,900sq ft store with exciting features

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Heroes of Lockdown: Bruce and Donna Morgan, Brownlies of Biggar, Edinburgh

24/7 opening on alternate shifts would see some couples crumble, but Brownlies of Biggar near Edinburgh is stronger than ever thanks to Donna and Bruce’s sterling community spirit and smart investments.

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Heroes of Lockdown: Atul Sodha, Londis Harefield, Middlesex

During lockdown 650sq ft Londis Harefield in Middlesex was taking an impressive £31 per sq foot, but it is people, not profit, that come first for warm-hearted Atul Sodha who stopped at nothing to keep his customers happy.

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Heroes of Lockdown: Barbara Clements, Spar Preston Road, Weymouth

A superb range of fresh produce, good availability and a bespoke delivery service have propelled Spar Preston Road forward.

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David Knight unveils new-look Budgens store

A major refit at David Knight’s Budgens in West Sussex has been two years in the making and the retailer wasn’t going to let Covid-19 stop him realising his dream store. 

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Success for Steve Bassett’s new Simply Fresh store

Steve Bassett opened a new Simply Fresh supplied by Sainsbury’s store in February and has already seen strong growth.

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Inside Scotmid’s new food to go concept

Scotmid Co-op has unveiled a premium food to go offering for its Leven Street store. 

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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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