Biddles Spar

Biddles Spar, Redditch, Worcs

12 Jan 2018

Simon Biddle recently switched his 1,000sq ft Redditch Biddles store from Simply Fresh to Spar, in a joint venture with Spar distributor AF Blakemore.

Bishop's Stortford

Eat 17 Bishop's Stortford

18 Dec 2017

Burgeoning chain Eat 17 opened its fourth and largest store (5,000sq ft, including 3,000sq ft retail space) last month, in the Hertfordshire town of Bishop’s Stortford. 

Premier Thind Convenience Store Bedford

Supplier in your store: Premier Thind, Bedford

17 Nov 2017

C-Store went to see Pammi Thind, a new recruit to Heineken’s Star Retailer programme, at his Premier store in Bedford.

Broadway Convenience

Premier Broadway Convenience, Edinburgh

18 Oct 2017 Updated: 20 Oct 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

With a new food-to-go counter, a revamped spirits section with the latest in LED lighting, and an extended fresh produce and promotional range that covers both value and premium lines, the 1,600sq ft Premier Broadway Convenience in Edinburgh has it all covered.

Greens Tillicoultry

Greens of Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire

06 Sep 2017 Updated: 08 Sep 2017

Greens of Tillicoultry is building a reputation as a store to suit the shopping needs of the local community despite being new to the town.

Spar Tidworth

Spar Tidworth, Wiltshire

14 Aug 2017 | By David Rees

Located in the village of Tidworth on the Hampshire-Wiltshire border, the Connolly family’s Spar store has benefited from a £1.2m redevelopment.

Nisa Upper Beeding

Nisa Upper Beeding, West Sussex

11 Jul 2017 Updated: 14 Jul 2017

Last year Jai Patel invested £100,000 in refurbishing his Upper Beeding site in West Sussex to the Nisa ‘store of the future’ model.

Premier Whitstone

Premier Whitstone Village Stores, Cornwall

16 May 2017 Updated: 19 May 2017

C-Store columnist Dan Cocks has opened his refitted and revamped Premier store in Whitstone, Cornwall. 

Welcome Co-op Frobisher House

Co-op Frobisher House, Southampton

02 May 2017 Updated: 05 May 2017

When the HSBC office above the store relocated - taking with it 1,000 workers - it could have been disastrous for Welcome Co-op Frobisher House owner Richard Inglis. But a renewed effort has seen the initial 12% sales dip at this Southampton store turned into an 8% year on year sales rise.

McBrides Sligo Road

McBride's Spar, Sligo Road, Enniskillen

19 Apr 2017 Updated: 21 Apr 2017

McBride’s Spar in Sligo Road, Enniskillen, has been reborn in a food hall format as the perfect showcase for great-quality fresh and chilled food, resulting in it being named Chilled Food Retailer of the Year at the recent Convenience Retail Awards.

Budgens Moreton

Warners Budgens, Moreton-in-Marsh

12 Apr 2017

The 10,000sq ft Budgens store in Moreton-in Marsh in the Cotswolds has been trading for 10 years, but owner Guy Warner and his staff have in no way been resting on their laurels over that time.

Eat 17

Eat 17 Hackney, London

27 Mar 2017

Eat 17 Hackney won the Best Large Store award at CRA 2017 - as well as the Innovation Award and Best Communication to Shoppers accolade.

Mullan's Spar

Mullan's Spar, Armagh, Northern Ireland

22 Mar 2017 Updated: 24 Mar 2017

Inside Stephen and Donna Mullan’s CRA award-winning store in Armagh, Northern Ireland

Costcutter Plymouth

Costcutter, North Prospect, Plymouth

13 Mar 2017

In 2015 Nimal Navaratnarajah invested nearly £130,000 in transforming an empty unit into a modern Costcutter just outside Plymouth city centre.

East 17 Whitstable

Spar Eat 17 Whitstable, Kent

22 Feb 2017 Updated: 24 Feb 2017

Last July Eat 17 opened its third store - the first outside of its East London heartland – in the affluent coastal town of Whitstable.

Ardeer Services

CRA 2017: Best New Store finalists

08 Feb 2017 Updated: 10 Feb 2017

This year saw a record number of entrants in the Best New Store category for the Convenience Retail Awards.

Best one Kilburn

Best-one Kilburn, London

19 Jan 2017

Ahmed ‘Naz’ Nazir is the latest retailer to adopt Best-one’s new premium symbol format with a stronger emphasis on fresh and food to go.

Nisa Fletton

Nisa Fletton, Peterborough

04 Nov 2016

Nisa Fletton started life as a 1,100sq ft c-store with neighbouring post office, before its most recent incarnation saw it transformed into a 3,000sq ft store with deli and post office.

Ashton under Lyne

Family Shopper, Ashton-under-Lyne

06 Oct 2016 Updated: 07 Oct 2016

This year Mos Patel undertook an ambitious refit of his 1,200sq ft Premier store in Ashton-under- Lyne, nearly doubling its size to 2,000sq ft and switching to the Family Shopper fascia.

Spar Hackenthorpe

Supplier in your store: Spar Hackenthorpe

22 Sep 2016 Updated: 23 Sep 2016

Heineken helps Spar retailer Raj Aggarwal to make new product Amstel the centre of attention.


One Stop Hednesford, Staffordshire

30 Aug 2016

National c-store chain One Stop’s company-owned store in Hednesford, Staffordshire, is one of two branches acting as a test bed for a number of new concepts that could conceivably be rolled out to the entire estate.

Londis Yealmpton

Londis Yealmpton, Devon

10 Aug 2016 Updated: 12 Aug 2016

Last summer Jim and Leanne Dixon opened their new 1,200sq ft Londis forecourt store in Yealmpton, Devon, following a massive redevelopment project, which involved seemingly half the village.

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