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How to cash in on Christmas tobacco

Cigars see a seasonal spike in December as occasional smokers give themselves a festive treat. Asian Trader finds out how independent retailers can make...

£2 LOTTO: It’s the most dramatic price increase in convenience history……………SO HOW WILL PLAYERS...

ANGRY players have taken to the internet in their thousands to blast Camelot’s doubling of ticket prices for the weekly National Lottery draw from...

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...

How to heat up summer sales of alcohol

  As the summer kicks in, consumers will turn to local shops for refreshing, alcoholic drinks. Asian Trader checks out this year’s major growth areas     Diageo’s...

Tobacco: surviving and thriving

The tobacco sector has maintained sales in the face of legislative challenges and a severe illicit trade. Asian Trader finds out what is happening...

Festive season: sharing sales boost

Christmas is the biggest sales opportunity for food and snacks. Independent retailers need to be ready to meet the increased demand. Christmas 2017 was the...

Bring home the bacon in the Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year, which will be the Year of the Pig, is almost upon us, giving retailers the chance to grow sales of rice...

Hot bevs sales warming up

Hot beverages is a category which has modernised, with many stores now offering coffee machines, while the category also includes the more traditional tea,...

Good carbs, great profit

  Unilever's Alec Mellor: Back the brands     • The Patsa, Rice and Noodles category typically sees a seasonal uplift during the winter months as well as in...

Bread: Britain’s most consumed food item

With bread remaining a staple of the British diet, Asian Trader discovers how retailers can profit from the bread and bakery market. It’s hard to...