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Forecourt stores account for more than £4bn in sales says ACS Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Association of Convenience Stores’ latest Forecourt Report reveals revenue streams

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MRH announces plan to open a further 70 Hursts c-stores Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

MRH also has existing partnerships with Subway, Spar, Greggs and Costa…

Waitrose Dubai

Waitrose opens c-store in Dubai shopping centre Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Retailer has nine stores in the United Arab Emirates as part of a licensing deal with Spinneys…

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Ex-One Stop franchise boss Andrew King is MD at Select & Save Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Former One Stop franchise boss Andrew King has taken over as MD of Select & Save…

Co Op Nisa Merger

Co-op’s £143m bid for Nisa to be put to the vote by members Subscription

10 Oct 2017 | By Adam Leyland

It’s up to members now to decide as Nisa recommends Co-op’s offer

Maxol Web

Irish fuel retailer Maxol reports annual pre-tax profits up 0.5% Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The firm opened its largest ever development in Tannaghmore, County Antrim

Sandpiper CI

Sandpiper deal for iQ approved by Channel Islands authority Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The music and computer retailer operates in both Jersey and Guernsey

Booker Premier Mega Deals

Premier stores to get revamped ready meal range and new deals Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Owner Booker wants to encourage shoppers to visit for everyday essentials


Costcutter to offer discounted business services to indies Subscription

03 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

New business services programme will complement their pre-existing CPoS rental package….

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Applegreen raises £40m through share placement scheme Subscription

29 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The forecourt operator sold more than eight million shares at €5.80 a share

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Deposit return scheme would 'burden' c-stores, claims ACS Subscription

27 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

James Lowman said the government should work with local councils to “maximise kerbside recycling”

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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

Smiths News Protest

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…

Scottish salmon fish

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

Spar new ready meals

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…

Murco fuel group

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

Co-op British sourcing

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


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

Budgens at Shell

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

One Stop in Cockermouth, Cumbria

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

nisa heritage own label wine

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

Michael O'Loughlin

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

Co-op British sourcing

The Co-op isn’t ailing. But it needs to stretch its wings Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A casual observer of today’s grocery market share figures from Kantar would conclude that the Co-op is struggling

Tim Mason

Why convenience is evolving from c-store to Bodega

09 Oct 2017 | By Tim Mason

Bodega, founded by two former Google employees, has set out to disrupt the very thing it’s named after

Beer cans

Deposit return stands a better chance of working with industry on side Subscription

03 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

After the politics, comes the hard part - how to implement a deposit return scheme on both sides of the border …

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Learn from Co-op's resurgence

27 Sep 2017 | By Jeremy Garlick

Most industry commentators would agree that the Co-op has significantly improved its customer offer over recent years

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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.

Battersea Nisa

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

Nisa sale players

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?

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