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Merchandise vegan products to boost category sales

Retailers can increase sales of vegan products by merchandising the category with other foods, Cotswold Fayre told RN. The wholesaler’s chief executive Paul Hargreaves said...

Spar retailers welcome Blakemore’s focus on health amid tobacco sales decline

Spar retailers have welcomed Blakemore’s decision to reduce its focus on the declining cigarette market in favour of growing health and food to go...
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Hot dogs increase food to go sales by £200

Retailers selling fresh American hot dogs have increased weekly food to go sales by as much as £200. Peter Lamb, of Lamb’s Larder in East...
Vicky and Mandeep Singh

Vicky & Mandeep Singh meet customer demand with a fresh and quality approach

When customers told Vicky and Mandeep Singh they needed a good-quality fresh and chilled range in their local store, the brothers acted and expanded....
branded bread

Branded sliced bread drives sales for indies compared to freshly-baked alternatives

Big brand packaged bread remains a major revenue driver for c-stores, compared to freshly-baked alternatives, retailers told RN. Julian Hull, of Nisa Local in Essex,...
palmer & harvey

Delivery charges on cards as P&H ‘teeters on the edge’

Palmer & Harvey customers could face delivery fees if the wholesaler collapses, according to industry expert David Gilroy. Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International (JTI)...
crisp packets

Single-serve crisp packets present opportunity as demand for ‘grab bags’ declines

Retailers are focusing their efforts on the promotion of 50p single-serve crisp packets following a declining appetite for 80p “grab bags”. Adrian Rodda, of AR...
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Drive store sales with active Google profile

Retailers who fail to create and maintain active store profiles on Google risk losing out on new customers, they have been warned. Abdul Arain, of...