Read what’s happening in the convenience & independent retail space. Who are the latest innovators & winners in this marginalised retail sector?
Independents’ Day UK - the campaign that exists to support and promote independent retail businesses across the UK all year round, with an emphasis on driving footfall to small shops on 4 July each year - has launched its 2020 initiative.
Independent Spar retailer, MK Vaish, is urging other independent retailers to help those in need during the coronavirus crisis by donating short dated and damaged goods to local charities and food banks.
Kind-hearted communities have donated over 30,000 items to an urgent food bank appeal in less than two weeks to help those impacted by Coronavirus.
Spar stores the length and breadth of the UK are selling bunches of fresh daffodils in support of Marie Curie and its 2020 Great Daffodil Appeal.
Convenience store chain KeyStore has joined forces with the Scottish Grocers’ Federation’s Healthy Living Programme to launch the Welby Fruit Loyalty Club.
The seven Manchester city centre stores run by Paul Stone Spar have launched a charity partnership with iconic local charity We Love MCR.
Leading UK convenience retailer Spar has made it easy to pick up a bottle of vegan-friendly wine locally thanks to its new Vine & Bloom wine range. The Vine & Bloom wines have been developed in close collaboration with long-term
Spar has announced grand prize winner and runners up of its hugely successful People’s Podium campaign, designed to support community sport across the country.
Spar retailers across the north of England have enjoyed a two day festive retailer event, hosted by Spar wholesaler for the North of England, James Hall & Co.
Transaction Network Services (TNS) and WannLynx today announced their collaboration to offer convenience store chains (c-stores) increased control and content management of their terminals in-store and at the forecourt.
The Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop, Costa Coffee, has announced its most exciting Autumn menu yet. Available in stores nationwide from Thursday 5 September, the limited-edition range includes exciting new partnerships, delicious treats and the return of an Autumn fan favourite.
Central England Co-op has officially opened its new store in Calow – creating 20 new jobs and investing over £1 million in the area.
One Stop’s latest seasonal promotion ‘Passport to Summer’ has been boosting sales in franchise stores thanks to the amazing holiday giveaways and unbeatable deals on top-quality products.
One Stop is driving home its support of Alzheimer’s Awareness through fundraising initiatives which include the legendary ‘cake bake’, which might seem like a small money raiser but when you put together One Stop’s portfolio of 950 stores and it’s
Spar Hammersmith donated a range of BBQ and party food to AkomaAsa Performing Arts Academy in London to support their fundraiser on Saturday 14 July.
Spar brand is introducing a range of on-trend additions to its adults and kids confectionery offerings, to keep the line-up feeling fresh and relevant for shoppers.
Spar stores are getting their oven gloves on all over the country to help raise funds for Marie Curie’s summer campaign, the Blooming Great Tea Party.
Spar UK is a proud sponsor of the British Athletics (UKA) who connect local communities through sports.
One Stop Franchise has launched their new website, believing it is easier to navigate, focusing more on its franchisees and ultimately is more helpful and informative to prospective retailers.
Franchisees at One Stop are benefiting so much with the way the franchise model works for their business that it is enabling them to open multiple stores and still have more downtime for themselves.
The ‘food to go’ sector is a multi-billion-pound business and One Stop is helping its franchisees to utilize its enormous growth potential and keep ahead of the competition, by working together to create real stand out for customers.
Spar’s 60-strong own label wine range has further enhanced its reputation as a best-in-class offering after it received major endorsement at this year’s Drinks International Wine Design Challenge.
One Stop has reported that it is welcoming its highest number of millennials as franchisees to its growing estate, as young people are taking their skills of the modern age to turn traditional jobs – once in decline – into
Leading community convenience store group Spar has announced that its fundraising efforts for terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, has passed the £1 million mark.
when you could charge premium prices in convenience stores just for being convenient.”
The convenience store chain, which was awarded Franchise Group of the Year 2018 earlier this year at the Retail Industry Awards, is seeing unprecedented growth - which Miller