Revealed: what Britain really thinks about symbol groups

We’ve polled 2,000 people to find out what Brits really think about symbol groups. So who gets top marks for convenience, value and quality? 

Carnival fever: how can c-stores do Rio?

Rio 2016 is fast approaching. So, what can c-stores do to tap into carnival fever?

Charity begins in-store: raising funds (and your profile)

Raising funds for local projects is a great way for c-stores to engage with local communities. We find out how three retailers are raising funds and their profiles…

Video: your shop is your stage, says Bethnal Green retailer

In our exclusive video report, Simply Fresh explain how to add splash of drama and pizzazz to the shopping experience

Ask the expert: how can indie c-stores foster loyalty? 

With the mults making changes to their loyalty card schemes, IT specialist Wincor Nixdorf explores what the best options are for c-stores.

Guy Warner puts local produce at heart of sixth Cotswold store

Last month, high-profile retailer Guy Warner opened his sixth store in the idyllic Cotswolds. The Grocer gets the lowdown…

Icy blue drinks can really rake in the green

From ice cream machines to slushy drinks, here’s our top three bits of money-making kit every retailer should consider…

C-store retailer: happy staff equals happy customers

Communicating with your workforce and taking time to recruit the right people is vital in creating a happy workforce, says convenience retailer Patrick Sewell

Social butterflies: how to engage online to drive sales

Social media is a low-cost, fast way to engage with community. So, how are c-stores using it to drive customers through the door?

Bulked up: c-stores muscle in on mults’ turf with big packs

Gigantic packs of loo roll, dog food and even protein powder are no longer exclusive to larger stores, as c-stores look to bulk up sales