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Booze sales spring to life

Spring is officially here and it's time to merchandise the beer, wine and spirits category to capture those seasonal sales. With spring around the corner,...

Time-poor shoppers = cash-rich retailers

Time-poor consumers want to be able to purchase food that they can eat immediately and independent retailers are in a perfect position to capitalise. Eating...

Acting on impulse

Independent retailers rely on impulse shopping. Their business depends on merchandising categories like drinks and snacks to pick up those unplanned purchases. Impulse purchasing is...

How to merchandise chilled and frozen

Chilled and frozen remain profitable categories for independent retailers, but stores need to get the merchandising right. Frozen food has shaken off its reputation as...

Freshen up your sales

Mints and gums are among the most impulsive categories in the store and earn their place on the counter top. The total gum category is...

Savour the snacking opportunity

Crisps and snacks remain one of the most important categories in any convenience store. Asian Trader finds out how indies can make the most...

Tobacco: still number one

In spite of all the legislative challenges, tobacco remains the biggest FMCG sector and retailers still need to get the category right. Tobacco continues to...

Big profits from our furry friends

With people treating their pets as well as they treat themselves, independent retailers can make a tidy profit from the petcare sector. The UK pet...

Tills are ringing from the Big Night In

Consumers are staying in as much as going out, gathering friends together to watch a movie or a sporting event. Indies can capitalise by...

Morning fuel drives sales

With consumers still wanting to eat breakfast but being pressed for time, indies can win with a tempting display of cereal and cereal bars. The...