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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 becoming seriously ill. The customer said the alcohol smelt of screen...
John Green

John Green’s fresh investment gets 50% turnover boost

Last year, John Green seized the opportunity to add a full convenience offer in the store he has run for 43 years. Nine months on, chilled alcohol, fresh produce and some eye-catching novelty offers...
alcohol sales

Alcohol focus boosts store’s sales by 12%

Creating a dedicated beers, wines and spirits area with more chiller space has boosted a Somerset retailer’s alcohol sales by 12%. Greg Gardner and Mark Vinnicombe, of Costcutter in Taunton, have also increased chiller space...
Put your trust in your younger members of staff

Put your trust in your younger members of staff

Last week I spoke to Mital Morar, owner of Ancoats General Store in Manchester, when I  was fortunate enough to be the one to tell him that his shop had made the Independent Achievers Academy...
Barry Chandi

Why Barry & Ranjeet Chandi are ready for tomorrow

Barry and Ranjeet Chandi spent £70,000 to fit their store out with Nisa’s Store of the Future 2 format. With chilled, fresh, coffee and alcohol attracting loyal locals, they are confident of a strong future for...
Merchandising alcohol: What goes next to what in your store?

Merchandising alcohol: What goes next to what in your store?

Earlier on this year, as part of the Independent Achievers Academy, I paid a visit to John Green’s shop in Cambridgeshire. During the visit, I walked around John’s store with reps from Mars Wrigley, looking...
Lifestyle Learning Academy

Lifestyle Express launches new Lifestyle Learning Academy

The Lifestyle Learning Academy is now available to every Lifestyle Express retailer, following a trial involving 40 stores. The training programme is run in partnership with Bolt Learning and aims to boost store performance through...
grey stock

Retailers now criminally liable for grey stock

A change in law means retailers found with ‘back door' grey stock can be charged with criminal offences previously reserved for those selling counterfeit products. While the Supreme Court case that set the precedent relates...
Jagermeister

Offer your shoppers a free cocktail with Jägermeister’s new packs

Jägermeister is rolling out limited-edition packaging to encourage shoppers to try the brand’s cocktail, Root56. The packs give shoppers the chance to redeem a free cocktail at selected Mitchells & Butlers outlets, which own O’Neill’s,...
Isla-Negra

Isla Negra launches exclusive Pizza Express promo for convenience

Isla Negra has partnered with Pizza Express for a promotion exclusively for the convenience channel. The brand’s ‘Every night in deserves a night out’ promotion gives shoppers the chance to win £10-off a meal at...