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category investment

“It isn’t waste – it’s category investment”

One of the five Fs at the heart of My Local is Full. For fresh produce and stock around seasons such as Easter or Christmas this will cause ‘Waste’ - or as Mike Greene prefers...
My Local

The five ‘F’s of My Local

The My Local offer will be based on five 'F's that will ensure customers get the best experience possible from their local convenience store. Fresh “Without fresh you’re convenient, not convenience, you’re a CTN or...
video

Rugby World Cup – who has the best beer and are you stocking it?

With the Rugby World Cup about to start, Tan Parsons looks at what opportunities are available for retailers to take advantage of, and which World Cup nation has the best beer! In the last six...
simply fresh kenilworth

Exciting changes and new opportunities at Simply Fresh Kenilworth

When Avtar and Sukhi Sidhu invited me to visit their Simply Fresh store in Kenilworth saying that they would like me to experience the before and after of changes they were making, I was intrigued. The doors...
picnic

Working harder than usual on our store offer this summer

The sun’s out and that usually means customers are too. Over the past few years we’ve never really had to try too hard to get them to spend in store during the summer months, thanks...
hottest day

5 ways to succeed on the hottest day of the year

We know you don’t come to betterRetailing.com for the weather, but with today being the hottest day of the year (so far!), there is a huge opportunity for your store. With temperatures climbing to 33°c,...

How many magazine titles should you be stocking?

How many magazine titles are available in your store? Are you stocking the right range? There is a great opportunity for retailers to make siginificant profit in the category, when it's done right. This photo...
wine

Follow Tesco’s lead and trim your wine range

“The idea is not to cut the range to a certain size…but ensure that Tesco has the right selection of wines for customers, in the right stores and at the right price”. So said Tesco...

Effective ranging: Academy in Action with CCE

The facts Name: Roger Dillon Store: Lifestyle Express (Southwick Superstore) Location: Southwick, Sunderland Size: 1,700 sq ft Years retailing: 30 Years in the IAA: 9 Effective ranging is key if you want to stay on top of bestsellers and trends...
Mumbai store

In Laxmichand Gada’s Mumbai store, quality equals loyalty

Mumbai retailer Laxmichand Gada has plenty of competition near to his Society Stores business. But with his strong focus on the best products while stocking a tight range, he has built a strong reputation....