Store Excel Launches a Retail Rebate Scheme
Store Excel Launches “Profit in Your Pocket”
Store Excel has announced the launch of “Profit in Your Pocket.” This new retail rebate scheme has a zero entry point opening up an earnings opportunity to all retailers regardless of size. The scheme is exclusive to Store Excel members. Details can be found on this website.
Vaping still holds fears
A survey by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) reveals that almost a quarter of smokers in the UK still wrongly believe that vaping is harmful or more harmful than smoking.
Allergy advice must be followed
Convenience Store reports that: C Stores have been urged to follow guidance relating to food allergy labeling following the tragic death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse after eating a sandwich from Pret a Manger. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recommended that retailers closely follow their advice on food allergen labeling.
Indies make up the majority of the sector
Jellybean Solutions reports that: there are 46,262 convenience stores in mainland UK and together independent retailers make up 72% of the sector. 36% of these are unaffiliated, 29% are independents trading under a symbol fascia and 7% are independent forecourts. An interesting fact is that Wales has more stores per head that any other part of mainland UK.
Co-op Group to move to compostable bags
Convenience Store reports that: The Co-op Group has announced an end to plastic as part of a strategy to ban all single-useown-brand plastic packaging within five years. Compostable 5p carrier bags which can also be used as food waste caddy liners will be rolled out to almost 1,400 Co-op food stores across the UK over the next few years.
Tesco to trial deposits for plastic bottles
Convenience Store reports that: Tesco is set to trial a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles in stores across the UK as part of its commitments to eliminate single-use plastic.
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