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Retail Express, the fortnightly newspaper for busy convenience retailers, delivers bite-sized, straight-to-the-point content, and can be read within 15 minutes. Find us on Twitter @RetailExpress, on 020 7689 0600 or at 11 Angel Gate, London EC1V 2SD.
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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...
Business owners jailed over business rates

Small business owners jailed over unpaid business rates bills

Courts are dishing out prison sentences of up to 90 days to small business owners for non-payment of business rates at a rate of...
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New £10 polymer notes expected to cause problems for self-fill ATMs

The new £10 polymer notes, which launched today, could cause headaches for retailers using self-filling ATMs in and outside their stores, a retailer has...
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Letter: Worldpay delays are causing cash flow issues

I have an issue with Worldpay and the way they are treating independent retailers. Worldpay used to transfer money from credit and debit card...
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New university students are an opportunity for loyal customers

Students moving to university offers convenience stores in the area a great opportunity to help them find their feet and win loyal customers. Lee...
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Counter attack: how to increase impulse sales

The counter is the most important place to guarantee impulse sales. Lee Graham looks at how to get five categories at your till right. Tobacco...
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How to connect with customers using new technology

From self-scan checkouts to online shopping, as retail becomes more high-tech, independent shops need to embrace a new challenge with consumer technology, writes Joseph...
Green Cola

Green Cola launched for healthier shoppers

Retailers can appeal to their healthier shoppers with new Green Cola, which claims to offer "the same Cola taste, without the bad stuff". Green Cola...
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Premium spirits sales can soar by 20% in the summer months

Premium spirits sales can soar by 20% in the summer months. Lee Graham finds out three ways you can get your share. Stock interesting brands Shoppers...
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Why you should make the most of own-label products

Lee Graham reveals why you should make the most of own-label products in your store. Why stock own label? Great value is essential for driving loyalty,...