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Premier Deli cooks up a storm for Booker

Booker has not ruled out a nationwide expansion of its Premier Deli service following a successful trial in one store in the past month....
Paul Walker

Hard liquor, easy sales for Paul Walker

Five years ago Paul Walker had never run a convenience store – now he has a fast-expanding portfolio and a reputation for excellence.  What does...

Police investigation cuts give shoplifters “green light to thieve”

London convenience retailers are victims of low-value shoplifting, criminal damage and assaults can no longer rely on the police to carry out an investigation...
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Tobacco track and trace plans to “burden” retailers

New track and trace proposals on tobacco could have a ‘detrimental’ impact on the convenience sector, the ACS has warned. Under the new draft regulations,...

Calorie cap on hospital convenience stores

Hospitals are to be given extra funding for cracking down on confectionery sales within Hospital grounds, with a 250-calorie cap to be enforced by...
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Esso App promises to increase sales by decreasing footfall

Esso is rolling out a mobile payments Esso App that allows drivers to pay for their fuel without getting out of their car. Both dealer...

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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

Food to go - Nisa Fletton

Why getting food to go right is the pathway to sales...

It was just before two o’clock in the morning after the Local Shop Summit and I was still talking shop. Siva Thievanayagan was making the...
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How are you daring to be different in your convenience store?

Dare to be different is the challenge that I have been throwing down to the industry of late. In a speech to IGD Wholesaling 2017,...

Harris Aslam: Build a brand consumers identify with

We are proud to be launching our ‘Little Greens’ brand format in two stores. Previously, we had a similar range regardless of store location, but...
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Is your wine selection giving shoppers a chance to spend more?

Last month I was lucky enough to attend a wine tasting, which showcased Bargain Booze’s new range – it’s a tough job, but someone...
Mark Palmer

Three lessons I learnt from Mark Palmer at the Local Shop...

The Local Shop Summit this year was held at the home of Surrey County Cricket Club, The Oval. It may have been a different...
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...

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