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  1. Search & Social Media Important for all Retailers

    Retail owners need to put search and social media at the heart of their plans now if they want to engage their customers and potential customers in the future.

  2. Continuous focus on footfall is vital for retailers

    Every retailer needs to focus on footfall, which is a technical term for the number of people that visit your store.

  3. Business Cash Advance from Liberis

    The Business Cash Advance is a simple and affordable funding solution

  4. Looking Ahead to April

    Warmer weather, Mother's Day & Easter all promise great sales

  5. Act Now to get 60% Vape Dinner Lady deal

    Last few days to get the 60% off deal on Vape Dinner Lady

  6. February Trading

    Three excellent trading opportunities ahead through February and into early March.

  7. Key Trading Dates for 2019

    Sports festivals offer some great trading opportunities for the year ahead

  8. Big Grocery Christmas Sales Opportunities

    Grocery offers some low risk high reward Christmas sales opportunities.

  9. Confectionery and Snacks. Christmas Impulse Sales Drivers

    Impulse categories are a great source of extra sales and profit at Christmas

  10. Non Food for Christmas Profit

    There are some great low risk high profit earners for Christmas.

  11. November Trading

    Bonfire night and Diwali are the big trading opportunities

  12. Make time and space to care

    Creating an environment that makes shopping more tolerable for those with disabilities can earn a retailer much goodwill.

  13. Open all hours for food to go

    Food to go offers independents a golden opportunity at any time of the day...or night. Seize the moment to capitalise on this trend.

  14. Dare to be different

    Independents have a bright future and have little to fear from the Amazons and Ocados of this world as long as they focus on their individuality, convenience and authenticity.

  15. Cash machines cull gives c-store the edge

    Banks cull of cash machines gives c-stores opportunity to fill the gap and potentially boost footfall and spend.

  16. July Planning

    The three W's should help to drive July sales: warm weather, World Cup & Wimbledon.

  17. Outstanding Coffee Offer from Espresso Essential

    Outstanding exclusive offer from Espresso Essental Coffee for Store Excel members only.

  18. June Forward Planning

    June promises to be a brilliant month for sales. The World Cup will be a big sales driver!

  19. KETTLE® Crisps launches new £1 PMP sharing range

    KETTLE®is the UK’s number one hand-cooked crisp1and must-stock premium snacking brand for Convenience Retailers.

  20. KETTLE® Chips Real Food Real Pleasure TV campaign

    As KETTLE® Chips celebrates its 30th year in the UK, it is pleased to announce the launch of its biggest ever TV campaign.

  21. Upgrade your lunch with KETTLE® Chips 40g NEW On Pack promotion

    This spring KETTLE®Chips 40g launches the ‘Upgrade your lunch’on pack promotion. 

  22. Great Profits with Espresso Essential

    Selling coffees and hot chocolates will increase your profits. Espresso Essential is a must have.

  23. Boost Launches New Punch Power

    Boost to Grow its Successful Energy Drinks Range with Launch of New Punch Power

  24. Join Doddle and Drive Footfall

    Drive new footfall to your store. Become a Doddle location

  25. April Trading Ahead
    In April the warmer weather should be upon us and the two bank holidays at begining and end of the month will help drive sales.
  26. Forward Planning for February

    In addition to improved light and the promise of spring ahead, February offers three great trading opportunities: Pancake day, Valentine’s Day & Chinese New Year.

  27. Two Exclusive Outstanding E-Cig Deals from Store Excel

    E-cig sales are surging. Take advantage of these two excellent offers from Store Excel and Philip Morris International

  28. Key Trading Dates for 2018

    Store Excel month-by-month guides will continue to be published throughout the year. Here's a heads up on the key trading dates for 2018. NEW! Royal Wedding 19/05.

  29. Planning for January
    After Christmas, most consumers are feeling the pinch with many looking to lose weight and get back to “healthy.”  It’s a bit of a back to “factory settings month.”
  30. Fresh & Frozen Christmas Opportunities
    As we are fast approaching Christmas and New Year, the forward planning focuses more to the fresh & frozen ranges.
  31. Grocery Christmas Sales Gems
    Last minute purchases offer a great low risk sales opportunity in the grocery department.
  32. Impulse Categories Drive Christmas Profits
    Well selected and maintained impulse ranges will drive incremental additional profit throughout December.
  33. Christmas Non-Food for Profit
    Small stores often overlook the sales and profit opportunities afforded by non-food. Christmas is the time to cash in on the additional cash profit that seasonally related non-food can deliver.
  34. Profit from Winter OTC Medicines & Remedies
    Now is the time to capitalise from the opportunities OTC medicines offer. Sales increase from mid September
  35. Plan ahead for October
    October offers some great sales and traffic-building opportunities. Time to plan ahead.
  36. Birds Eye Underlines the Frozen Food Opportunity
    Birds Eye has refocused and simplified their offering for convenience stores.
  37. July Hot Weather Trading
    July is all about being prepared for hot weather trading and outdoor events. Both at home and picnics.
  38. Plan Ahead for Easter
    Easter weekend is the big trading opportunity for small stores.
  39. Planning Ahead for March
    The days are getting longer. March offers two great trading opportunities: St Patrick's Day and Mother's Day
  40. Which Symbol to Choose?
    Enhancing cash profit is a key consideration when selecting which symbol group to select.
  41. Identify the Hot Lines to Drive Sales
    Identify your own core range specific to your store and its micro market. This range of hot lines will drive your business.
  42. Symbols For Solid Growth

    Being part of a symbol group can advance your business quickly.

  43. Range For Profit
    Smart range selection can have a huge impact on profitability.
  44. Own Label Growth is Driving Sales
    Own label is outpacing the big brands. Make sure you're taking advantage of this.