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Cardiff Spar store celebrates raising over £30,000 for NSPCC Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Spar St Fagans has been collecting money for the charity since 2011, with events ranging from dress down days to raffles

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Smiths News faces protests over higher delivery charges Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Some 30 retailers gathered outside the head office in protest organised by NFRN…

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Co-op launches new sustainable salmon farming group Subscription

18 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Group will work with about 30 salmon farmers plus processor Farne Salmon & Trout

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Spar adds trio of premium ready meals to range Subscription

13 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

New chicken and beef roast dinners have been added to its standard own-label range…

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Motor Fuel Group snaps up Manor Service Stations Subscription

13 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The deal for an undisclosed fee will complete on 3 October

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Co-op set to kick-off sponsorship of Parkrun Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op has announced a major deal to boost its health credentials by becoming the sponsor of Parkrun

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Scottish government slammed over bottle return scheme plans Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Coca-Cola is supportive of the Scottish government’s move

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Number of convenience sector jobs declines 5% in past year

06 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Increases in the national living wage and national minimum wage have ramped up pressure, says a new report from the ACS

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Shell agrees Budgens c-store expansion at filling stations Subscription

05 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

A further 20 ‘Budgens at Shell’ sites will be rolled out across the country from September

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One Stop teams up with Relex to build shopper profiles

05 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Relex’s Behavioural Clustering solution highlights shopper trends using sales history and forecast data

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Forecourt operator MRH buys Chartman Retail Subscription

05 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

MRH said the deal was part of its plans to expand into the south west of the UK…

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BP opens M&S Simply Food service station in Aviemore Subscription

04 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The number of BP M&S Simply Food forecourts has grown to 230 since 2005

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Nisa launches its second wine festival this year

04 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

A wide selection of white, red, rosé and sparkling will be available during the three-week campaign

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Michael O'Loughlin to lead acquisitions at Motor Fuel Group Subscription

04 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

O’Loughlin left Applegreen in December 2016, after eight years as managing director of its UK business

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Warwick University Costcutter hikes sales with self-service Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Costcutter offers the self-scan tills to retailers in partnership with Toshiba and HTEC

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The Co-op enters exclusive talks to buy Nisa Subscription

30 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Sainsbury’s put its interest in Nisa on hold earlier this month

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Spar enters Belarus with plans for 60 store openings Subscription

29 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

It is partnering with the Almi Group, whose subsidiary Unifood CJSC will operate the Spar brand

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Payzone agrees to alter contract terms following NFRN talks Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Retailers termination notice period will be reduced from six months to 60 days

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Costcutter could be next on the block in convenience Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Sir Michael Bibby promises “formal announcement soon” 

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Payzone and HubBox link to provide c-store click & collect Subscription

22 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

All stores should have the service by “peak 2018”….

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Symington’s makes two senior appointments to commercial team Subscription

21 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Kevin Butterworth to join as director of marketing, while Kirsty Cooper will be head of market, strategy and planning

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Costcutter summer push pulls in extra £320k sales

18 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The c-store chain’s 12-week Set Summer Free campaign has received a record 30,000 competition entries…

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Central Convenience Stores MD & commercial director to depart Subscription

16 Aug 2017

Former BP trading director Andy Davis will join as chief convenience officer

Nisa

Sainsbury's delays Nisa move as Co-op comes back to the table Subscription

14 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Sainsbury’s period of exclusivity to do a deal with Nisa has now expired, leaving the field open to other potential suitors

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Amazon plans to roll out more checkout-free convenience stores

10 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

A job ad for an Amazon Go engineer in the US says the candidate will build and rollout the network ‘across multiple sites’

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Where is the tea-to-go?

15 Sep 2017 | By Steve Parfett

The original national drink here seems to me to have been left languishing in the doldrums

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The changing nature of convenience stores

07 Sep 2017 | By James Lowman

Going through the ACS Local Shop Report, which came out this week, I found myself asking what convenience stores are for

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C-stores need their own data revolution

06 Sep 2017 | By Tim Mason

IGD’s latest grocery market forecast highlights the boom in convenience. Now c-stores need the data to match.

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First look: Nisa The Battersea General Store tour - video Video

01 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Far from only the basics, Raj Bathia’s Battersea General Store stocks exotic specialities from all over the world

Little Fresh

‘Foodvenience’ sounds naff, but it’s a big opportunity for c-store retailers Subscription

29 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The term was coined last week by Simply Fresh creative director Davinder Jheeta

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Where now for the Nisa deal as Sainsbury's pushes pause? Subscription

16 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Analysis of the latest twists and turns in the saga surrounding the potential sale of Nisa

Morrisons and McColl's tieup

The Morrisons-McColl's deal: the key questions answered Subscription

01 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

What does the tie-up mean for the wholesale, supermarket and convenience players caught in the fallout?

Nisa

Buying fiercely independent Nisa will be no easy feat

19 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Unlike Booker, which is a publicly listed company, Nisa is a member-owned collective of fiercely independent retailers

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Nisa sale: what you need to know Subscription

16 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

It’s talking to interested parties, so why is it up for sale, who’s in the running, and what of the mutuality question?

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The inconvenient truth: What Brits really think of c-stores Video

06 Jun 2017

Convenience stores aren’t that convenient, as our consumer research reveals more Brits would rather shop at larger stores, even if they are further away. So, what can c-stores do to earn their name?

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Insects: Joanna Blythman should swot up

25 May 2017

Sir, Such a lack of research behind many of Joanna Blythman’s comments last week

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