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Many retailers are investing in food counters for their stores but while delis and food to go ranges are increasingly common a small but growing number are introducing a butchers counters to their businesses....
Paul Edwards outside Edwards at Townfield

It’s nine months since Paul opened his enlarged, fresh-focused convenience store. Tapping into the local lunch trade has been key to his success and in part two of our guide to shopper missions, Tom...
Daphne Eddington

By turning adversity into opportunity Daphne Eddington has overcome her village store being flooded five times in 12 years, including during Storm Desmond last year. The revamped store offers greater freezer, fridge and shelf...

Retailers are under pressure to find savings and efficiencies like never before. With the back office the engine for much of this, Charlie Faulkner speaks to two people focused on innovating this key area...
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For the past three weeks RN has been focusing on the ways independent retailer can and do use digital tools in their businesses. In the final part, we take a look at how stores...
Peter Robinson

Pembroke retailer Peter Robinson has spent decades adapting to the rise of convenience. Now, with a new team behind him, he’s ready to meet his biggest challenge yet – a new 3,000sq ft store. Jennifer...
Why I hope Booker-Tesco gets green light

Shock waves reverberated around the industry when news of Tesco’s purchase of Booker was first announced. In a joint statement, the UK’s largest retailer and the UK’s largest wholesaler said the merger would “create the...
Owners of giacopiazzi store

Whatever your plan, retailers and industry experts agree changes to businesses that are made without the support of staff are unlikely to succeed. Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski finds out more “It’s a never-ending job,” says Franck Casonato,...
food inflation

Economists are expecting the price of food and drink to increase next year, after inflation hit a two-year high in late 2016. Cross-category prices rose by 1.2% in the year to November, with analysts predicting consumer...
conviviality shares

Conviviality Retail has announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of KMD Enterprises Ltd, boosting its portfolio with 15 further convenience stores. Following the deal, the majority of the South East-located stores will be...