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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...

Easter starts on New Year’s Day!

With Spring containing Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Easter, the season is a key one for confectionery. Retailers need to be ready from January...

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...

Why stop at owning just one c-store when you can have 4 or more…

  Ghafoor Hussain has been working in shops ever since he was a schoolboy – and now owns a mighty handful. Asian Trader visited him...

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...

Beautiful sales and healthier profits

Greater spotlighting of Health & Beauty products is an essential first step towards greater sales in c-stores. Asian Trader explores the huge potential of...

Big box or small bar: what’s hot in cereal…

Brits spend more on breakfast cereal and cereal-based snack bars than any other nation in Europe. But what are the biggest growth opportunities in...

Carry on sizzling

  Barbecuing has really caught fire in Britain over recent years and with an event packed summer ahead set to create plenty of al-fresco dining...

£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...

‘For all us retailers, this is the greatest show on Earth…’

Last month, Palmer & Harvey hosted their famous annual trade show, Pro-retail, in Telford. Asian Trader magazine headed up the motorway to see what...