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Convenience retailer gets lucky with Lottery ads

The National Lottery has begun airing a set of new TV ads filmed at a south-west London independent convenience store. The ads in Dowsetts...
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Half of all councils still failing on rates relief

Nearly half of all councils in England are yet to hand out discretionary business rates relief owed to small business. Out of 309 local authorities,...
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Shareholders to decide on £137.5m Nisa Co-op deal

The Nisa board’s unanimous backing of a £137.5m acquisition by Co-op could spell the end of months of uncertainty, retailers told RN, but the...
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Pret boss: happy staff equals happy shoppers

Retailers who prioritise staff satisfaction can have a greater impact on shoppers’ in-store experience than marketing – leading to a boost in spending and...

Keep it simple for frightfully good Halloween confectionery sales

Retailers can grow their Halloween sales and share in the £470m opportunity with targeted confectionery and simpler displays, Wrigley and Mondelez told RN. Mondelez trade...

Nisa retailers are giving away 40 prizes in latest part of...

Nisa shoppers can get their hands on one of 40 prizes from the symbol group as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. The competition launched...

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Retailer profiles

Sarj Patel

How Sarj created his dream independent store

Produce grown by students at a nearby university campus, niche spirits that attract customers from 20 miles away and food to go – there is...
Arnauld Leudjou

Arnaud’s recipe for student sale success

Catering for the needs of students is easy, right? Stocking noodles, frozen pizzas and budget alcohol might once have guaranteed sales profits, but Arnaud...

Bargain Booze Macclesfield – ‘We’re making more than £500 per week on vaping’

Location: Macclesfield Hours: 10am-10pm Sun-Thu, 10am-10.30pm Fri-Sat Staff: 6 Size: 750sq ft Trading since: May 2017 Fifteen years ago, Lia Rutter was a shop assistant in her local Bargain...

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Is your store Fit For the Future? Check out our exclusive six-part series

In an exclusive series running across the next three months, Retail Express is looking at ways you can get your store fit for the future. We have identified three areas that will help you stand...

Retailer blogs and opinion

Warners Budgens has raised retail standards

Raising your retail standards will help the whole independent convenience channel

As I walked in to Warner’s Budgens of Moreton-in-Marsh last week on a beautiful, warm autumn day, two ladies were walking out. Smiling, one...
The ACS wants a freeze on duty rises in the Budget

What the ACS wants for convenience retailers from the Autumn Budget

At the end of September we put our annual submission into Government ahead of the Chancellor’s budget, setting out the measures we believe will...

Now is the perfect time to sort out this season’s cider...

Cider has a weather problem. More specifically, people only seem to want to drink it in the summer. The latest Nielsen data, which shows that...
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Are you trying to bring healthier shoppers into your store?

I’ll be chairing a panel discussion at the Local Shop Summit this week looking at how independent convenience retailers can cater for health-conscious consumers. When...
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My in-store Subway has exceeded my expectations

We launched our in-store Subway business at the beginning of July 2016. In the year since then, its growth and turnover have hugely exceeded...

“Staff are the most valuable tool. If your customers don’t like...

Natalie Lightfoot, one of our seven expert retailer columnists, reveals how she handled being two staff members down. I knew it was all going too...

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