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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...

We’re the global drinks giant that’s unlocking growth in small stores

  Andrew Cowan is Country Director of Diageo GB, home of Diageo, the world’s number one alcoholic beverages company. In an exclusive interview with Asian...

From salon to c-store: Downturn throws up new opportunities for retailers in femcare

  The recession has forced women to scale down trips to expensive salons, paving the way for more sales opportunities for local shops in 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...

The petrol hut that morphed into a state of the art c-store…

Forty years ago, Rachel Hockmeyer’s family took over a tiny petrol retailing business. Today it has metamorphosed into a hugely successful convenience business, relaunched...

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...

PLAIN CRAZY

  Why UK retailers must fight plans for plain packaging     At a recent conference in London organised by Philip Morris, Jeff Rogut, a store owner and...