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    Join our club


    When Shan Sandanarajah bought Woodham Services in Newton Aycliffe in County Durham in 2009, he was using Booker and thought the 450sq ft store was too small to become affiliated to a symbol. However, he was persuaded to join one of the other groups in 2010, but it didn’t go ...

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    Right on track


    Manchester’s EventCity was buzzing last month as hundreds of retailers attending the Costcutter Expo were given an update on the retailer’s transition from Nisa to Palmer and Harvey as its major supplier, and The Buyco, the joint venture buying group announced last March. Costcutter Group’s chief executive officer Darcy Willson-Rymer, ...

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    Brand alliances: Top marques


    Big brands bring footfall. That’s the view of Neil Giles, creative director at design consultants Circle. "The obvious success story in the UK is the M&S tie-up with BP, which has revolutionised the idea of shopping at service stations, and in South Africa, Engen has a great tie-up with Woolworths ...

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    Premier target


    Wholesale symbol group Premier is setting its sights on the forecourt sector with a new bespoke offer for petrol retailers. With 2,735 stores, Premier is the biggest symbol group in the UK, growing by 9% this year, following nine years of double-digit growth. It currently supplies just under 100 forecourt ...

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    Collection pointers


    Getting involved with the burgeoning online trade may not be an obvious consideration for forecourt retailers the business is, after all, geared around drivers on the go and convenience shopping. But just as those qualities such as opening hours and parking space lent themselves very nicely to the convenience business, ...