Convenience retailers are getting creative to drive excitement and sales in their stores this summer – and Retail Express will be helping you do the same.

From now until the end of August, in every issue of Retail Express and online, you can pick up top advice from other convenience stores and key suppliers on how to create your own summer in your store.

Matthew Barber of J Robarts & Son in Codicote, Hertfordshire, told Retail Express at Pro-Retail that his focus would be on barbecues. “We’ll dedicate a one metre display to barbecue season and do linked deals with wine,” he said.

Diphbhai Patel of Dufton Store, Leeds, added: “We’ll run promotions and a summer prize draw. People love to get something for nothing.”

Tweet us your ideas using the hashtag #CreateMySummer and visit this page again soon to see what other retailers have planned.