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Jack Courtez

Jack Courtez
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Jack is the news editor at Retail Express and is using betterRetailing.com to give retailers the latest information on changes in store and beyond. Got a story or comment? Speak to Jack at @JackCourtezRE or jack.courtez@newtrade.co.uk or 020 7689 3371

Only half of all convenience stores get ‘fair’ utilities deal

Convenience retailers are paying too much for their utilities with only 46% saying they get a fair deal and three in five saying they...
Stoptober

Stoptober endorses e-cigarette use for the first time

E-cigarettes are to be promoted by Public Health England (PHE) during its Stoptober campaign for the first time, with the devices included in promotional...

Co-op to make franchise decision by end of 2017

The Co-op has announced it will decide whether to roll out its current franchise programme by the end of the year. The company partnered...

Retailers get face to face with DRS

Scottish retailers had a chance to see a DRS machine in action at the NFRN’s Menzies Linwood depot day. Excel Vending provided the machine and...

Costcutter becomes world’s first fingerprint payments retailer

Students at Brunel University in London can pay with nothing more than their fingerprint at their local Costcutter thanks to new fingerprint payment technology. It’s...

Camelot promises double sales from second super Euromillions draw

Lottery retailers can expect a 146% sales boost due to a second bumper Euromillion jackpot this Friday, according to Camelot. The Euromillions jackpot now stands...

Exclusive: Police seek new shop restrictions to halt acid attacks

London police officers are asking convenience retailers to help in the fight against acid attacks by restricting sales of corrosive substances. Safer Neighborhood Team officers...

Small retailers suffer big drop in confidence

Small retailers are the least optimistic about the future of their businesses, according to new Small Business Index data released by the FSB. Overall business...
digital pricing

Digital pricing to fix “broken” convenience model

Convenience retailers have the opportunity to be "at the forefront" of digital pricing and address common pricing issues. Digital pricing is the use of electronic...

Retailer sentenced over dangerous vodka

The owner of a former Today’s Store in Grimsby has been found guilty of fraud after selling counterfeit vodka that resulted in a customer...