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  1. Dramatic Changes in Shopping Habits

    The pandemic has had a big influence on what consumers are buying with some categories in massive growth

  2. McColl's to convert 300 stores to Morrison's branding

    Store Excel news digest. Selects the most  relevant news items.

  3. Competitively Priced Milk & Bread Deliveries

    Milk & bread are key sales drivers. We offer both delivered direct to store at competitive prices

  4. Strong Performance from Booker Symbols

    Footfall increases in Booker symbol stores drive sales up to and over Christmas.

  5. Wooha High Quality Craft Beer

    Wooha beer is produced with quality ingredients from around the world to create delicious, balanced, flavoursome products that are bottle conditioned to ensure freshness and a natural fizz. 

  6. Local Businesses Back in Favour

    More encouraging news for local businesses from a consumer study by Funding Circle

  7. Face Coverings to be Mandatory

    Face Coverings to be mandatory. Store Excel partners with Urban Daze to offer high quality, reusable face masks.

  8. Convenience Sales Forecasted to Grow

    Great news for convenience stores as strong sales growth is being forecasted.

  9. Grocery Sales Increase Significantly

    Since lockdown in March  many thousands of consumers have returned to grocery purchases and familiar grocery brands.

  10. Cash is No Longer King!

    Card trasnactions are overtaking cash in independent c-stores

  11. Ordering by App is Growing Massively

    Ordering by app is growing massively. Not surprising given the speed and conveience

  12. Free Local Marketing for Independents

    Sign up with Forever Local to advertise your business to your local community. For FREE!!

  13. Store Success Story

    Small independent store beats more illustrious competition through brilliant service

  14. Bio Shield: Protect Your Employees

    Bio Shield helps protect your employees at the till points.

  15. Social Distancing

    Social distancing vital for everyone

  16. Shoppers becoming more interested in meat-free products

    Store Excel weekly news digest

  17. Sainsbury's Announce a Profit Decline

    News digest from Store Excel

  18. C-Stores need to focus on making shopping more exciting and enjoyable

    Store Excel weekly news digest

  19. Own Label Products Growing in Importance

    The UK is the world’s largest single market for own label at 46% of total sales. Is the own label offfering from wholesalers up to standard? 

  20. Retailers concerned over plans for NLW

    Store Excel weekly news digest

  21. High street footfall fell by 1.8% in September on the previous year

    Store Excel news digest

  22. Very Competitive HR & Employment Package

    Exclusive! Fully loaded, exclusive package HR and employement package at a ridiculously discounted price.

  23. Asda to Open a Cash & Carry

    The new Asda cash & carry near Bristol offers a new and competitive option to retailers.

  24. Costa Coffee Ready-to Drink

    Hugely popular Costa Coffee now available in a can. 

  25. October Planning

    Rugby World Cup, Diwali & Halloween offer some great trading opportunities.

  26. NetPay: Brilliant Offer!

    Switch to NetPay and earn £100*

  27. No-deal Brexit: FDF warns of months-long food supplies disruption

    News digest from Store Excel

  28. Stores Enjoy Boom in Plant-Based Milks

    Store Excel latest news digest

  29. KETTLE® Chips £1 PMP Sharing Range

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

  30. Looking for property?

    Store Excel has a limited number of well-priced store properties available. Act now to take advantage.

  31. Convenience Property Market Remains Buoyant

    Store Excel's weekly news digest

  32. Retail crime adversely affecting employees

    Store Excel weekly news digest

  33. Stop Store Theft - Install Facewatch

    Install Facewatch. It’s proven to reduce store theft using the latest facial recognition technology.

  34. Profit in Your Pocket: Exclusive Rebate Scheme

    The new rebate scheme for independent retailers. Start making money from the first purchase

  35. Levista Coffee New to the UK

    Levista Coffee. Great tasting 100% pure soluble and new to the UK.

  36. Independent Retailers plans to invest at a record low.

    Store Excel news digest

  37. Consumers want more innovation in non-alcoholic drinks

    This week's news bites from Store Excel

  38. Convenience Market Forecasted to Grow

    Weekly news bites from Store Excel

  39. New Coca-Cola Energy

    Coca-Cola Energy is the first energy drink released under the brand.  

  40. Gove opens £6 million fund to cut food waste

    Latest Store Excel news bites

  41. New. Marmite Peanut Butter

    The new Marmite crunchy peanut butter mix will get consumers talking.

  42. Post Offices under threat?

    Store Excel's top news stories of the week

  43. Special Deal: Marley's Mixedup £1PMP Hanging Bags Range

    Make the most of this exclusive Store Excel deal from Marley's Confectionery

  44. One Stop’s first five-year franchise contracts up for renewal

    This week's Store Excel news digest.

  45. Tesco Profits Increase by 28%

    News digest from Store Excel

  46. Nisa stores benefiting from Co-op products

    Key stories of the week from Store Excel

  47. Consumer cash payments to rapidly diminish

    Latest news stories from Store Excel

  48. Latest News Stories from Store Excel

    Store Excel weekly news digest

  49. Aldi launches a new “local” size store format

    News digest service fro Store Excel

  50. Business Cash Advance from Liberis

    The Business Cash Advance is a simple and affordable funding solution

  51. New London emissions charge could hit retailers

    Store Excel's weekly news digest

  52. McColl’s to trial Morrison’s Daily

    Store Excel weekly news digest

  53. Sansbury's/Asda Merger Down in Flames?

    Store Excel weekly news digest

  54. Booker to make room for Tesco brands

    Store Excel weekly news digest

  55. Metcalfe’s Popcorn – Under 100 Calorie Snacks

    Healthier snacking is a massive opportunity for Independent Retailers with 67% of shoppers looking for healthier snacking choices.  

  56. Co-op partners with Deliveroo

    Store Excel weekly news digest

  57. Business Cash Advance by Liberis

    From now on your card machine can help you generate additional funding for your business. 

  58. Consolidation creates property potential

    Store Excel news digest. Key stories of the week

  59. Co-op announces growth plans for 2019

    Store Excel news digest service

  60. 60% POR Vape offer from Dinner Lady

    January is all about “New Year - New You” and with that in-mind, many people will be looking to quit smoking.

  61. McColl's announces a "difficult year."

    Store Excel weekly news digest

  62. Independent stores are lagging behind on food-to-go

    This weeks top news stories from Store Excel

  63. Vape Dinner Lady well established and growing fast

    Only one company can serve nostalgia in a bottle.

  64. One Stop's profits boosted by own label

    Store Excel weekly news service

  65. CBD by Dinner Lady. Now is the future

    With exceptional cash margins, CBD is poised to be the next boom product. Don't delay - stock now!

  66. Supplier Availability Criticised

    Store Excel's weekly news digest

  67. Suresite partners with Bolt Learning to launch high-impact training

    Forecourt expert Suresite has launched two new interactive online training courses, in partnership with training provider, Bolt Learning.

  68. Unitas Wholesale entity is ratified

    This week's key news stories in bite size pieces

  69. Store Excel Budget Bullets

    The key October 2018 budget announcements directly affecting independent retailers.

  70. Chancellor Set to Support Small Retailers

    Store Excel news service. Top stories of the week.

  71. Mixed Messages from Convenience

    Store Excel news round up. Top stories from last week. 

  72. Store Excel Launches a Retail Rebate Scheme

    Store Excel news service. Top stories of the week

  73. Convenience Store Sales Continue to Grow

    This week's top stories from Store Excel.

  74. Profit in Your Pocket the Outstanding Retail Rebate Scheme

    Store Excel has launched an exciting new Retail Rebate Scheme. Monthly cash rebates straight in your pocket.

  75. Convenience chain embraces new technology in a bid to go paperless

    James Retail has implemented Bolt’s Electronic Signature tool and created a Policy Library for all their documents.

  76. Weekly News Digest: CO2 Shortages Still a Problem

    Top news stories of the week.

  77. Boost Extends Energy Drink Portfolio with Launch of Cosmic Glow

    Boost Drinks is cementing its position as the creator of high quality, great tasting energy drinks with the introduction of a new limited edition sugar free variant, Cosmic Glow. 

  78. Weekly News Digest: Today’s/Landmark Merger Approved

    Key news stories from the week. 

  79. New! Weekly News Digest Service

    Store Excel's new weekly news digest service for busy retailers.

  80. Weekly News Digest 31/08/18

    News bites from the key stories of the week for busy retailers

  81. Store Excel Weekly News Digest

    Stand out news stories from the week.

  82. Cost of Potato Crisps Set to Rise

    Pepsico Walkers, the biggest supplier of potato crisps in the UK market has sent a warning to all of its UK customers that the cost of potato crisps is set to rise. 

  83. Store Excel Weekly News Digest

    News bites from the key stories of the week for busy retailers

  84. Make time and space to care

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

  85. Proposed Today's/Landmark Merger Will Benefit Retailers

    Now more than ever there is the need for strength in numbers and a compelling argument for the two largest buying groups: Today’s and Landmark to merge into one.  

  86. 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.

  87. Card services review raises hopes

    Payment Systems Regulator launches consultation which could ultimately lead to a more competitive market

  88. Delivered or Cash & Carry?

    Delivered service appears to be surging past cash & carry purchases. Why?

  89. Special Travel Benefits for Store Excel Members

    Exclusive to Store Excel. Trouble free and great value holidays for busy retailers.

  90. Van vernacular – compliance and safety

    Using a van for your business makes you a van operator - a status that comes with legal responsibilities that must be adhered to. The Freight Transport Association has combined with Store Excel to offer invaluable advice.

  91. Tips to weather the carbon dioxide crisis

    The carbon dioxide (CO2) crisis has caused alarm in the sector with wholesalers rationing the number of cases of carbonated drinks per customer in a bid to keep the supply chain fluid.

  92. 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.

  93. Boost launches holiday on-pack promotion to drive summer sales

    Boost Drinks is running an on-pack promotion across its 250ml Original Energy price-mark variant, offering consumers the change to win a holiday to Barcelona.

  94. Fresh approach to shoplifting urged

    A new report from the Centre for Social Justice recommends a fresh approach to tackling shoplifting.

  95. Don't fall foul of rates appeals process

    The new business rates appeals system in England has flummoxed shop owners with ratepayers “tearing their hair out”, rating experts at Colliers International have claimed.

  96. Boost Sport Builds on its Strength

    Boost Sport is the fastest growing sports drink in the sector* has refreshed its look and feel.

  97. June Forward Planning

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

  98. Retailers Set to Benefit as Boost Launches New 12 for 10 Promotion

    Boost Drinks has unveiled a new 12 for 10 promotion with the aim of helping independent retailers maximise the return on their energy drink sales. 

  99. Boost Protein. An on-trend product for independents.

    There is a huge market for people that are looking for simple ways to include more protein in their diets. Consumer demand is rapidly increasing. 

  100. Great Card Payment Savings with NetPay

    Save up to £600 per annum* on current card payment transaction charges

  101. Demystifying GDPR: Convenience Retailer Checklist

    GDPR comes into force on 25th May.  Don’t think a typical convenience store handles much data? You might need to think again.

  102. Great Profits with Espresso Essential

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

  103. Boost Launches New Punch Power

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

  104. Sugar Tax Now in Force

    The government’s much-heralded Soft Drinks Industry Levy or SDIL for short is now underway.

  105. Get into IQOS

    IQOS is the new non-tobacco smoking experience that is taking the market by storm.

  106. Online Training Benefits for Retailers from Bolt Learning

    Bolt Learning works with leading convenience retailers, creating engaging, interactive and instantly accessible eLearning content.

  107. Exclusive Money £75 off Deal from Abacus Valuers
    Abacus Valuers is offering an exclusive money off deal for Store Excel members only. Visit the Voucher Zone for details.
  108. P&H' and a Truck Load of Debt

    The latest news from administrators Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) re the P&H debts has laid bare the extent of parlous state of the failed comapny's finances.

  109. Focus for Convenience Growth in 2018
    We have experienced more change in the channel this year than any other in living memory. What will be the key drivers in 2018? Neil Brenson asks the questions and sets the agenda for 2018..
  110. P&H Collapse: Abra Wholesale Delivers Nationwide
    If you're in difficulty following the P&H collapse, North London wholesaler Abra Wholesale can deliver a full retail range to you.
  111. P&H Collapse: The Winners and Losers
    The collapse of Palmer & Harvey yesterday has sent a shockwave through the convenience and wholesale channel.
  112. New Exciting Echo Falls Flavoured Vodka
    Accolade Wines, the UK’s No 1 wine company, is launching a new and exciting Flavoured Vodka into its best-selling Echo Falls range.
  113. Supplies will be Disrupted as P&H Collapses
    The sad demise of P&H confirmed today will undoubtedly cause short-term supply problems
  114. Tesco/Booker Merger Will be Good for Retailers
    Retailers stand to benefit from the Tesco/Booker merger as all wholesalers will have to raise their game.
  115. Why Ordering By App is Taking Off
    Many retailers are moving away from online ordering and shifting to ordering by App. What are the App advantages for retailers?
  116. 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
  117. Primal Pantry Exclusive £2 off Voucher Offer
    Our main passion at The Primal Pantry is to raise awareness of the huge benefits of eating 100% real food, through our premium snack bars and our protein energy bars.
    Boost Drinks will be launching a major new initiative in September to drive sales of its 500ml SKU. This on-pack promotion on its 500ml PET bottles, promises £25,000 worth of prizes to include cash, Amazon vouchers and cinema tickets.
  119. Could P&H be Wholesale’s Monarch?
    The wholesale industry is changing rapidly. Is cash-strapped P&H a business under threat of closure?
  120. Jaffa Cake Noise Unjustified
    The hysteria around the pack content change in McVities Jaffa Cakes is not justified
  121. Birds Eye Underlines the Frozen Food Opportunity
    Birds Eye has refocused and simplified their offering for convenience stores.
  122. Senior Industry Figures Slam Supplier Availability
    Senior wholesalers are critical of current supplier service levels stating that it is adversely affecting business. This cannot be allowed to go uncorrected.
  123. Primal Pantry Exclusive £2 off Voucher Offer
    Our main passion at The Primal Pantry is to raise awareness of the huge benefits of eating 100% real food, through our premium snack bars and our protein energy bars.
  124. Time Poor Retailers Can't Afford to Stand In Line at C&C Checkouts
    Cash & Carry's need to up their game at the checkouts to give time poor business customers a frictionless and fast service. This is the new competitive battleground.
  125. Ban on Plastic Card Charges - More Policy Detail Needed
    The government has announced that surcharges on plastic card transactions will be banned early next year. Too early to yet to determine the implications.
  126. Can Technology Help Time Poor Retailers?
    Retailers are becoming time poor. Can technology be a benefit? Does online & app ordering really help?
  127. Why Primal is the best Healthy Snack
    Our main passion at The Primal Pantry is to raise awareness of the huge benefits of eating 100% real food, through our energy bars and our recent launch of high protein healthy snack bars.
  128. Re-Releasing the Boost!
    Building on its reputation as Champion Of The Independents, Boost Drinks is kick-starting the summer with a new marketing campaign aimed at taking the brand to millions of new consumers and boosting sales for its independent stockists.
  129. May & June Trading Opportunities
    Late May & June offer some excellent trading opportunities. Especially if the weather is kind. Plus three great sales events.
  130. Primal Pantry Passionate About Real Food
    Founded by nutritionist Suzie Walker, The Primal Pantry evolved out of her vision to make eating Real Food easier and more accessible for everyone. The Primal Pantry range of bars contain only the finest chopped fruits and nuts, that’s it!
  131. Burst Energy Drink Bursts on the Scene
    Burst Energy brings you tasty, refreshing and delicious flavoured drinks with each flavour containing a shot of anti-oxidant rich super foods.
  132. Palmer & Harvey Looking More Secure
    Recently announced new finance and tobacco deals will help to secure P&H
  133. Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme
    AWRS comes into force for all sellers of controlled alcohol from 1st April. What does this mean for independent retailers selling alcohol?
  134. Palmer & Harvey in Refinancing Talks
    Sky News has reported that Palmer & Harvey (P&H), a key supplier to Tesco is in talks with two of its major tobacco suppliers regarding the purchase of an equity stake in the business for tens of millions of pounds.
  135. Plan Ahead for Easter
    Easter weekend is the big trading opportunity for small stores.
  136. Sports Drink Gets a New Boost
    Challenger brand Boost Drinks is updating its isotonic sport drinks offer, which is exclusively for independents, with striking new packaging, a new recipe and an additional flavour.
  137. Mindi's Crisps New & Exciting
    Introducing a NEW and EXCITING - Hand cooked crisp with a UNIQUE Indian twist – like never before.  Mindi’s new hand cooked crisps are based on Mind’s own exotic spices, adding an innovative twist to the humble crisp, not as we know it! 
  138. Business Rates Rise a Serious Threat
    Business rates are a significant overhead for all businesses but more impactful for small enterprises. The Government's planned increase in business rates could seriously damage small businesses.
  139. Deliveries & Digital the Way Forward?
    Retailers are finding time increasingly tight to visit Cash & Carry's to collect stock. They are demanding deliveries and moving to digital platforms to place orders. Are Apps the way forward?
  140. Tesco/Booker Deal A Total Game Changer
    The Tesco Booker deal effectively re-writes the rules of the entire UK grocery trade. But what about the impact on small independent retailers and wholesalers?
  141. Boost Launches a New Protein Drink
    The national rollout of Protein Boost is underway, signifying the champion of the independent brand’s diversification into an exciting new category that is growing at 26% year on year*.
  142. Small Retailers have nothing to fear from Brexit
    Good retailers will always thrive & flourish. It’s the big operators who will suffer if the economy shrinks post Brexit.
  143. Suppliers Confident About the Sugar Tax
    The Sugar Tax has entered the two-year consultation period. Suppliers are already taking action to adjust product assortments. Who will be the winners & losers?
  144. A Sticky Situation for Cigarettes
    It's fairly clear that the volume of cigarettes and tobacco sales is declining. The decline seems to have taken a more pronounced downturn with the impact of the tobacco display ban.
  145. Sugar Not So Sweet
    The Chancellor's latest budget announcing the sugar tax is sure to have a profound effect on our industry.
  146. Living Wage – A Living Hell?
    How will small businesses afford the new living wage?