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tobacco sale

The minimum excise tax is an “evolution in tobacco” that has created an opportunity for independents to entice shoppers away from the multiples, according...

A retailer has scored an early summer hit by creating welcome hampers for holidaymakers staying at nearby campsites and B&Bs. Vince Malone, of Tenby Stores...
Natalie-lightfoot

Just before Christmas we had a new convenience store open up near us. Previously, we were the only shop in the area that was...
loose tobacco

Scandinavian Tobacco Group has launched a low-price thick-cut tobacco which retailers have said appeals to roll-your-own smokers. The group’s recently-launched Blue Ridge tobacco has become...
Natwest

Retailers banking with Natwest in the 84 areas with branch closures were this week informed that banking fees would also be increasing, with nearly...
Social media: How to get started

Social media is a great way to reach out to customers, create excitement about your store and drive more people through the door and...

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Retailer profiles

Jack Matthews

This advice from Jack Matthews’ father Paul was the beginning of a challenge which has seen the 18-year-old discover, like his father, that he...
Go Local Grimsby

Location: Keelby, Grimsby, Lincolnshire Hours: 6am-9pm Mon-Sat, 7.30am-9pm Sun Staff: Three and looking to recruit three more Size: 1,100sq ft Trading since: April 2017 Two months ago, this...
Surekha Patel

Surekha Patel took her business back from the brink two decades ago and has evolved her offer successfully ever since. As she tells Helena...

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Retailer blogs and opinion

Alcohol - craft beer fixture

In the past 48 hours I’ve received news announcements about craft coffee, craft chocolate, craft soda and craft alcoholic soda. We might not be...
Are you embracing social media?

Speak to one of the many convenience retailers that have already embraced social media and they’ll tell you how a little effort can go...
customer feedback

Many independent neighbourhood retailers' core business is their regular customers, who are made to feel valued. These customers might also be the key to...
The 'want it now' generation is shaping the future of retail - how will you respond?

Change is inevitable and it is best to disrupt your own business before others do it for you, I am due to tell more...
Election

Whoever it is that forms a Government after today's General Election, one thing is certain – employment costs will be going up in that...
summer sales opportunity

Jeet Bansi, one of our seven expert retailer columnists, discusses what the opportunities are this summer and beyond. We’ve now passed most of the seasonal...

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