Costcutter to offer retailers standalone chip & pin terminals Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

The Suresite system is aimed at retailers not currently using Costcutter’s in-house epos system

Colin Graves

Colin Graves to advise Co-op on wholesale and franchising

09 Jun 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Co-op Group CEO Steve Murrells described Graves as “a bit of a legend”


JTI alerts retailers to fake tobacco voucher scam Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Silk Cut, Mayfair and Benson & Hedges were also hit by a similar fraudulent scheme in March 2015

Liberty Flights Eden cannabis vaping oil

Cannabis-based vaping oil set for UK c-store debut Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Eden-branded cannabidiol oils from Libery Flights will roll out to Blakemore Trade Partners from 15 June


CMA launches phase one inquiry into MFG's takeover of MRH Subscription

07 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

The CMA’s decision on whether to wave the deal through or proceed to a more in-depth phase two inquiry is expected by 6 August.

Best one

Best-one partners with Budweiser and Coca-Cola for World Cup

29 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

The symbol group will offer retailers and consumers an array of prizes throughout the tournament

Eat 17

Eat 17 taps healthy convenience trend with new homemade range

21 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

The range spans 72 lines and encompasses sandwiches and wraps, dinner options, sides and desserts

Costcutter Kirton

Costcutter appoints Mike Hollis as retail director

21 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

Hollis joins Costcutter from Wickes, where he worked as COO for three-and-a-half years

Best one

Best-one recruits 125 stores in first four months of the year Subscription

18 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

Bestway previously said it had signed up 60 ex-Costcutter and Mace stores to Best-one in February

Tonight's Tea Blakemore Spar

Blakemore rolls out Tonight's Tea concept after trial Subscription

18 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

Tonight’s Tea is a specially branded fixture with a range of ready meals and prepared meat lines along with sides and desserts

today's store

Today's Group to add 300 retail club stores Subscription

17 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

The buying group is targeting independently run stores across the UK and Ireland


PayPoint and Link pilot new cash withdrawal service

16 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

The PayPoint terminal will act like an ATM, removing the requirement for an additional machine

Teenager skateboarding

One in four teen mystery shoppers able to buy knives Subscription

16 May 2018 | By Steve Farrell

One in six retailers also failed test purchases for alcohol, according to Serve Legal

forecasting convenience

Him research shows c-stores are losing out in food-to-go Subscription

14 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

The percentage of convenience store shopping trips including the food-to-go mission has plummeted from 20% to 13%


Co-op investing in price and promotions for Nisa members Subscription

11 May 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Co-op Retail CEO Jo Whitfield has promised to “do a great job for Nisa members”


Budgens gears up to expand further north and into Scotland Subscription

11 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

Budgens plans to use Booker’s 146,000 sq ft South Elmsall depot in Wakefield from July to help expand its presence in the north

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Spar MD Debbie Robinson calls on c-stores to tap into on-trade Subscription

10 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

Robinson said retailers should welcome the rise of people working away from the office


MRH plans to grow food sales with tailored offerings Subscription

10 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

The forecourt operator is looking to expand its influence in food for now, food for tonight and top-up shops

Co-op Nisa

Former Tesco online boss Ken Towle takes over as CEO of Nisa

08 May 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Interim CEO Arnu Misra will remain for a transition period to ensure a smooth handover, the completion of the deal comes after a court in London agreed to grant the Co-op a scheme of arrangement on Friday 

Co-op Nisa

Co-op's £137.5m takeover of Nisa to complete on Tuesday Subscription

04 May 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer secured court approval for the deal in London today, despite a last-minute legal challenge to block it

Summer of Football Nisa web

Nisa prepares 'Summer of Football' marketing campaign Subscription

02 May 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Nisa is providing retailers with themed point of sale, gondola-end kits and a wide range of deals

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Willowbrook recalls five salad products containing bacon

26 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Budgens, Supervalu, Centra, Mace, Nisa, Lidl and Spar retail stores were all hit by the scare

euro garages

Euro Garages enters US as Kroger forecourts deal goes through Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

The forecourt operator struck a £2.2bn deal with retail giant Kroger to acquire its store network in February

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Adelie Foods to launch Urban Eat sandwiches into c-stores Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Urban Eat has an extensive range of sandwiches, wraps and snacks

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NFRN welcomes CMA inquiry into Trinity Mirror/Express deal Subscription

17 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

NFRN welcomes CMA inquiry into Trinity Mirror takeover of Express Newspapers

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Colin Graves: ‘legend’ will be vital in steering Co-op through an uncertain future Subscription

11 Jun 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

It was always inevitable the Costcutter founder would be back, says news editor Ronan Hegarty

Clayton Park Deli

The 'Ultra Urban' convenience concept is changing retail

09 Jun 2018 | By Steve Parfett

Innovative new retail concepts like Ancoats General Store and Clayton Park Deli are using food to go to appeal to a young, ultra urban crowd, says Steve Parfett


Convenience stores: A desert for healthy options? Video

31 May 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

No longer content to be an oasis of fags and booze, c-stores are upping their game in the health stakes. But there is plenty of work left to do

Budgens Islington store

Budgens Islington: renovation in search of perfection Subscription

16 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

It’s been a decade since Paul Gardner made the unorthodox switch from a career in the police force to taking on a run-down Budgens store in the heart of Islington

Co-op Convenience East leake

As takeover gets go-ahead, Co-op will need swift success to satisfy Nisa members Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Co-op will have to quickly get to grips with dealing with thousands of individual and fiercely independent business owners

Bargain Booze

Is it exit stage left for Bargain Booze? Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Adam Leyland, Daniel Woolfson

While C&C Group is set to snap up Matthew Clark and Bibendum, uncertainty remains about the future of the retail side

John Cresswell

John Cresswell appointed CEO of Bibby Line Group

28 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

He will join BLG on 1 May and take over from Sir Michael Bibby in the summer following a transition period

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The Co-op leads the way on Easter special offers

28 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

In the lead-up to Easter, the Co-op was offering better deals on branded and own label products than other mults

CRA 2018

Top shops crowned at 2018 Convenience Retail Awards

22 Mar 2018

The winners of the Convenience Retail Awards collected their trophies to classic rock riffs delivered by a live band

Steve Parfett

Newsagents need support from publishers and wholesalers

19 Mar 2018 | By Steve Parfett

I have written before about the multiplicity of tasks facing small retailers, but some of the most challenging are in CTNs


In defence of Co-op's approach to range and delistings

15 Mar 2018

‘Right range, right store’ range reviews can deliver for suppliers and consumers if implemented correctly, says Dave Marston of Category Wins

Top 50 Independents 2018

The top 50 independents: How to be king of your own castle Subscription

12 Mar 2018 | By James Halliwell

It’s a brutal market out there in which to be an independent. So who would want to do it? What does it take?



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