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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...

Post Office given millions to invest in its smaller branches

THE POST Office has secured hundreds of millions of pounds in government funding to complete its modernisation programme. Postal Affairs Minister Jo Swinson has announced...

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...

PMPs: crucial tool for the modern c-store

Price marked packs are now essential to convenience retailing, providing shoppers reassurance they are getting value for money. Asian Trader finds out more. Price-marked packs...

Yes, we really do need to lower your business rates!

Priti Patel, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group and Tory MP for Witham, spells out why she is urging her own...

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...

How to boost choc sales this Christmas

With Christmas the most important season for confectionery, Asian Trader finds out how retailers can maximise the opportunity. Shoppers are getting more and more excited...

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...

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...

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...