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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)


Sharp drop in consumer confidence in disposable income

UK consumers’ confidence in their disposable income has fallen to its lowest level in more than two years, new research reveals.


Gang jailed for blowing up ATMs across UK

Seven men have been handed jail sentences for blowing up ATMs at stores across the UK and stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds.


Starbucks UK now dominated by franchised or licensed sites

Starbucks sites in the UK are now dominated by franchised or licensed outlets, which soared in number by more than 100 in the year ending 2 October 2016, amid the closure or sale of dozens of company-owned sites.


Central Convenience Stores continues to expand

Central Convenience Stores has acquired its 116th store after snapping up a forecourt site in North Devon.


Scotmid announces rise in turnover amid profit decline

Scotmid Co-operative has reported a 1.4% rise in annual turnover although trading profit dropped by 7% on the back of increases in the National Living Wage.


HMRC fails 1,300 alcohol wholesalers under AWRS

The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has reiterated the criminal implications of retailers buying alcohol from rogue traders after HMRC rejected more than 1,300 applicants for the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS).


'Nanny State Store' to mock excessive regulations

Unbranded chocolate bars that warn “chocolate may kill you” and cans of fizzy drinks with health warning triangles on them: this could be where convenience retailing is heading because of the “nanny state”, a libertarian group and consumer activism body have warned.


Ethically-motivated shopping growing in importance

Ethically-motivated shopping is an increasingly important growth market that is expected to become a major retailing trend in the near future, a new report from global real estate advisor Colliers International claims.


C-store retailers highlight General Election priorities

Convenience store operators have highlighted key issues they want the new government to resolve after the General Election on 8 June.


General Election: Don't use NLW as bargaining tool, warns ACS

The Association of Convenience Stores has urged political parties not to use the minimum wage as a bargaining tool ahead of the surprise General Election on 8 June.

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