Episode four – Caring For The Community – sees our experts focus on community engagement and the opportunities available to convenience store retailers. Convenience stores are often at the heart of local communities, so they know what the key issues are and, more importantly, how they can help. In this episode, we look at the benefits of stepping up community engagement and are delighted to be joined by 2020 Community Retailer of the Year at The Convenience Awards, Faraz Iqbal of Premier Linktown Local to discuss the important work he does in his local area.


In this episode our experts explore:

What it takes to be an award winner

Following his deserved recognition at The Convenience Awards 2020, Faraz Iqbal of Premier Linktown Local shares his inspiring story. How does he engage his community? How can other retailers get involved in their communities? Why is it important to engage your community?

The benefits of community engagement

Should retailers benefit from community engagement? Or should retailers act entirely as a philanthropist? How much commitment should retailers show to their communities? Does community engagement translate into higher sales and footfall? Can community engagement offer retailers a USP to the multiples?

The role of partnerships

How can suppliers work with retailers to support them in their communities? Which suppliers have done this well? What are the benefits of collaboration?