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Central Convenience Stores buys Combe Martin filling station Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The acquisition takes the number of sites it owns in the UK to 116


Scotmid Co-operative records 7% drop in trading profit Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Society’s turnover was up 1.6% to £376m for the year to January 2017

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ACS welcomes general election opportunity to tackle rates Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

“It is essential that action is taken to reform the business rates system and help retailers to invest” said James Lowman

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Sainsbury's faces Twitter backlash over new self-serve tills Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Users complained the tills were unable to weigh items or allow use of own bags

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Midcounties Co-op opens 'eco-friendly' Upper Rissington store Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The store features LED lighting and energy-efficient refrigerators to reduce emissions

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Co-op launches multichannel campaign directed by Shane Meadows Video Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The new films will seek to show how each purchase at the Co-op benefits society

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Nisa gains 23 new members in 48 hours at annual trade show

13 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Two-day exhibition at Stoneleigh saw the launch of the £1.3bn turnover company’s own-label Heritage wine

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Co-op slumps to £132m loss after bank write-down Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Food like-for-like sales rose 3.5%, driven by core convenience business

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Nisa offers flexibility with Store of the Future 2 concept Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Launched in 2015, the Store of the Future 2 format has seen almost 300 stores convert to the fascia


'Post-millennials' to become most confident grocery spenders

05 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

IGD report found one in five post-millennials mainly shop in convenience stores


Palmer & Harvey and Costcutter to close The BuyCo Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Palmer & Harvey will now take the buying function back in house

Pret A Manger has opened a second Veggie Pret in London

Pret A Manger opens second Veggie Pret in London

04 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The new store opens its doors today on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch

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Palmer & Harvey extends key Tesco tobacco contract for three more years Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

New contract will allay immediate concerns about the future of the delivered wholesale giant

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C-stores delaying investment due to rising cost fears says ACS Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

In the last quarter, convenience retailers invested £154m in their businesses, a 48% drop on the previous quarter


Nisa focuses on ‘store of the future’ as Loco numbers slide Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Nisa initially planned to open 150 Loco stores within its first year of operation

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Bmorelocal's fifth store opens in Kenton, Newcastle

20 Mar 2017 Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler first launched the fascia last May

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Mullan's Spar named top store at Convenience Retail Awards Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Spar retailer Paul Stone was named Retailer’s Retailer of the Year


Bristol Airport to get M&S Simply Food outlet from SSP Subscription

13 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Bristol Airport commercial director Simon Preece said the store would significantly enhance the retail offer for passengers

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NFRN calls on CMA to investigate fairness in news supply chain Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Trinity Mirror plans to increase the weekday cover price of the Daily Mirror but cut the margin retailers receive…

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Viable convenience store sites for mults 'pretty much gone' Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Many available stores are too small for traditional c-store models

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Convenience store crime cost £232m in 2016, says ACS Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Violence, shoplifting, fraud, burglary and staff theft cost each convenience retailer an estimated £4,600 on average last

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Morrisons delivers a 1.7% jump in like-for-like sales Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Retailer to extend Morrisons Daily deal with Rontec to 50 sites

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James Convenience Retail puts 10 Supernews sites on market Subscription

08 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

JCR owner Jonathan James acquired the sites when he bought Rippleglen parent company First Stop News in March last year

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Chancellor’s £435m business rates relief package just ‘a drop in the ocean’ Subscription

08 Mar 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Short-term relief measures are not enough and proper reform is needed, leading retail voices have said

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Budgens staff 'devastated' by impending store closures Subscription

07 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Food Retailer Group failed to find a buyer for 34 branches…

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Marriage of convenience: National Convenience Show preview 2017 Video

06 Apr 2017 | By Alex Wright

The National Convenience Show 2017 will leave no doubt: food to go and technology is a match made in heaven

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Fight this PayPoint landgrab

27 Mar 2017 | By Steve Parfett

Steve Parfett is unimpressed with PayPoint’s new EPoS system for indies

CRA winners

Mullan's tops the bill at 2017 Convenience Retail Awards Subscription

23 Mar 2017

The Convenience Retail Awards 2017, organised by The Grocer and Convenience Store, celebrated the best retailers


The need for speed: what next for supermarket deliveries? Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

With super fast delivery now ‘the currency’ of the retail market, how will retailers develop their offers?

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Business rates stifle c-store investment

02 Mar 2017 | By James Lowman

The Chancellor must address the fundamental issues that make the business rates system unfair and perverse

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Crumbs from Tesco's table?

02 Mar 2017 | By Steve Parfett

The idea that an independent would be prepared to act as an unpaid labourer for Tesco is unforgivably insulting

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Steve Murrells sets out his vision for Co-op renewal post-Pennycook Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

With Richard Pennycook departing, Steve Murrells sets out his vision for the renewal phase of a more aggressive society


Deliveroo: a pick-me-up for the traditional c-store? Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Volumes are still small but convenience retailers see big potential

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Indies split over impact of Tesco-Booker merger plan Subscription

03 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The independent trade is split down the middle on the merits of the shock £3.7bn Tesco-Booker merger

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Catering, not indie retail, is the key to Tesco-Booker merger

02 Feb 2017 | By Charles Hall

It is great to hear that everyone will benefit from the Tesco ‘merger’ with Booker - but it’s also somewhat disingenuous

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Tesco's Booker deal is further evidence of supermarket future-proofing Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

For Sainsbury’s and Argos and Morrisons and Amazon, you can now read Tesco and Booker

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Will the Night Tube escalate sales for London c-stores? Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The 24-hour service will boost sales near Tube hot spots. But does it justify the costs of being open?

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