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New feature of Simply Fresh app launched

Simply Fresh has unveiled an innovative new feature being trialled on its app as the first instalment of the technology is rolled out to its entire retail estate. Simply Fresh Surrey University in Guildford is...
Costcutter

How Costcutter’s new toolkit could grow your sales

Costcutter Supermarkets Group is offering independent retailers an online package that could help with business growth. The “Your Sell More Toolkit” gives retailers access to an array of tools designed to increase footfall, improve customer satisfaction...
Lomas News Avon store

Avon calling…from a newsagent in Bury

A Lancashire retailer has become one of the first newsagents in the UK to promote and sell Avon products in store. David Lomas, who owns Lomas News in Bury, said he had been looking for...
concessions

Would you have a concession in your store?

Earlier this month, Sainsbury’s announced that it could make a bid for Argos owner, Home Retail Group. In its offer statement, Sainsbury’s said that approximately 50% of the identified “synergies” are expected to be generated...
Watch and learn from Just Eat

How Vim Odedra launched a catering service from his store

Steve Denham visits Vim Odedra's West Chiltington store, where he has launched a successful catering service making Indian curries. On a recent trip to West Sussex I took the opportunity to visit the store I...
discount voucher

Retail loyalty insight: How a $2.00 discount voucher resulted in purchases of over $1,500

I want to share with you a true story of what happened recently in my own newsagency. It is a story of how a small everyday purchase led to something bigger and how this...
news uk

The top trends in convenience retail and how to capitalise on them

Trends due to hit the convenience sector during the next 18 months will change the landscape of local retailing and alter the direction of your business. Whether it’s the rise of the franchise, the growing demand for...
home and gift

Embrace new opportunities: Lessons from Home & Gift Harrogate

Home & Gift Harrogate a month ago was busy. Across halls and pavilions, gift and homewares retailers packed stands looking at products to stock through the Autumn and Winter. Suppliers offered greeting cards, gifts, toys,...
chess

How cyclists and chess have helped avoid a sales plummet

Disneyland is a destination, the Tower of London is a destination and your shop can be a destination also. You just need to think outside the box a little. Our thoughts on creating Lambs...
subway food to go

How Subway helped me achieve £4,000 food to go sales per week

"We started talking to Subway – and the local company they work through – in late 2013." "We had been at risk of a Tesco Metro and Tesco Express moving in not too far away...