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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

Key Contacts

David Rees Editor Tel: +44 (0)1293 610218 Email: 

Tony Hawkes Commercial Director Tel: +44 (0)1293 610247 Email: 

Latest industry news from Convenience Store (Magazine)


Councils fail in bid to ban super-strength alcohol products

Three super-strength alcohol products have been cleared by The Portman Group, the drinks industry watchdog, following complaints from local authorities.


Independents drive rise in high street shop openings

The number of independent shops on the high street increased last year as the UK’s vacancy rate fell to its lowest level since 2010, according to the Local Data Company.


Parfetts to expand retail membership in 2017

North of England wholesaler Parfetts is to step up its recruitment to symbol and retail club membership following the successful launch of a 24-hour picking system and record Christmas sales


Nisa retailers donate over £150K in record month

Nisa retailers made a total of 243 donations to support almost 200 good causes throughout the UK, raising a record monthly amount through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity.


Central Convenience Stores buys Isle of Wight group

Palmer & Harvey’s (P&H) Central Convenience Stores chain has catapulted itself onto the Isle of Wight with the acquisition of Spar retailer Hunnyhill Stores Group for an undisclosed price.


Zapper phone payment app gets off to flying start

Payment and loyalty app Zapper is off to a flying start in its trial at eight Nisa stores in the Peterborough area, the company reports


Public health body backs minimum alcohol unit pricing

The introduction of a minimum legal price per alcohol unit in England could lead to health improvements, according to a review by Public Health England (PHE)


Retail most at risk outside Single Market, says report

The retail and wholesale trade has the most to lose from a poorly negotiated Brexit, new research from the Centre for Economics & Business Research (Cebr) for Open Britain suggests.


Know your customer: the lesson of Trump's victory

The election of Donald Trump as US president is a powerful reminder to c-store retailers to know their shoppers, according to research analysts.


P&H and Conviviality Retail sign supply agreement

Conviviality Retail and Palmer & Harvey have entered into a partnership which will see them supply each other with products from their particular areas of strength

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