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Convenience Store (Magazine)

The market-leading fortnightly magazine for retailers in the convenience store industry - whether independent, affiliated to a symbol group or part of a chain. Convenience Store covers industry and business news, as well as retailer profiles and in-depth features on the 35-plus product categories sold through convenience stores.

  • Latest news, stimulating features, peer group advice and product ideas
  • Dear Jac - highly-rated retail advice and self-help column
  • Unique tours of successful, innovative and award-winning stores
  • C-Store Champions panel of leading retailers

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Latest industry news from Convenience Store (Magazine)


Inflation exceeds Bank of England's 2% target

Inflation measured by the Office for National Statistics’ Consumer Prices Index surged from 1.8% in January to 2.3% last month – above the Bank of England’s 2% target.


Tobacco giants in "refinancing" discussions with P&H

JTI and Imperial have confirmed they are in talks with Palmer & Harvey (P&H) following reports that the tobacco giants are considering buying a stake in the wholesaler.


Retailers reiterate opposition to bottle return scheme

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) and the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) have written to the Scottish government, representing convenience retailers across the UK, to highlight concerns over plans to introduce a bottle return scheme.


Eat 17 set to double estate with three new stores

Spar retailer Eat 17 could be on the verge of doubling its estate if it does not encounter hitches in the planning process.


HMRC dismisses calls to delay Making Tax Digital

The Association of Convenience Stores’ pleas for more time before convenience retailers are forced to comply with the government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme have landed on receptive ears.


Motor Fuel Group buys High Noon Stores forecourt site

Motor Fuel Group has snapped up the latest High Noon Stores site, with the administrator of the collapsed c-store business expecting to conclude the sale of the final two outlets “within the next week or so”, C-Store has learned.


Mullan's Spar in Armagh crowned UK's best c-store

Mullan’s Spar in Armagh, Northern Ireland, has won the top accolade at the 2017 Convenience Retail Awards, the prestigious national awards run by Convenience Store and The Grocer.


Government to consult sector on business banking

The government is seeking further information from the convenience sector about difficulties they encounter when switching banks to securing finance.


Irish forecourt group Applegreen continues UK expansion

Republic of Ireland petrol forecourt retailer Applegreen is continuing to grow its presence in the UK.


Sainsbury's posts 7% rise in Q4 convenience sales

Sainsbury’s convenience business delivered total sales growth of nearly 7% in the fourth quarter, when the group opened 10 Sainsbury’s Locals, the retail giant has reported.

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