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Stock up for the festival season

As millions of consumers head out to festivals and carnivals this summer, retailers are advised to stock up on drinks to meet the demand. Festivals...

How to expand sports and protein sales

Sports and protein products, once almost solely consumed by bodybuilders, have now entered the mainstream. Asian Trader discovers how independent retailers can benefit. Given the...

Get the freezer ready for hot sales

As the weather warms up, retailers need to merchandise the freezer to get ready for increased sales of ice cream. The ice cream category has...

Make the most of Eid

Eid, the festival at the end of Ramadan, will be celebrated by Muslims all over the UK, giving retailers the opportunity to sell traditional...

Premium profits from soft drinks

Premiumisation is a trend which affects many categories and soft drinks is no exception, with the need for low sugar options and alternatives to...

Stock your chiller for summer!

If this summer is half as warm as the last one, demand for soft drinks and alcohol will go through the roof so keep...

Freshening up sales

The fresh food and dairy categories are benefiting from increasing consumer awareness of health and natural ingredients. Asian Trader finds out how independent retailers...

Premium brands driving beer and cider

Beer and cider is in strong growth, driven in part by the trend towards premiumisation. The beer and cider category is in a very healthy...

Forecourt and Convenience: a marriage made in heaven

Forecourts have evolved beyond the traditional role of petrol station to become a multi-purpose convenience shopping destination. We are currently seeing big changes in forecourts...

Healthy profits from alternative products

With consumers more concerned about health than ever, retailers need to offer healthier alternatives to mainstream products and get involved with the Free From...