In an exclusive series running across the next three months, Retail Express is looking at ways you can get your store fit for the future.

We have identified three areas that will help you stand out from the competition, make your store a destination and drive basket spend.

1. Meals for tonight

In this feature, we look at how you can tap into meals for tonight, which is a key shopper mission to get right. Independent Achievers Academy winner Amish Shingadia tells us how he is making the most of the opportunity.

Extra: Fit for the Future Checklist

2. Guide to Fresh and Chilled

Fresh & chilled is a complex category to get into, but the benefits are enormous. Getting the right equipment and staff processes in place can drive your business forward and allow you to offer something different to your community. Oxfordshire retailer Joe Williams tells us how he uses it to his advantage. 

Extra: Make sure your range of meals are fit for the future

3. Guide to Craft Beer

Craft beer has changed the alcohol market significantly, driving spend and making the beer category exciting again. We hear from Londis retailer Colin Rimmer to find out five ways you can make the most of the opportunity.

Extra: Make sure your range of craft beers are fit for the future

4. Guide to Local Produce

Local produce is a must stock for convenience retailers looking to establish their place in the community. Chris Dillon speaks to Somerset retailers to find out how you can boost sales.

Extra: Make sure your range of local produce is fit for the future

Retail Express
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