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Henri Winterman's half coronas
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Time to think big?

One of the most interesting developments in the cigar category over the last year has been a spike...

vype device
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Vaping: the forgotten £1bn category?

The vaping category has yet to fulfil the promise it showed just a few short years ago, but...

football player
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Get set to score with The Euros

For the first time in approximately 400 years, Scotland has qualified for the finals of a major tournament...

Lucozade Energy Raspberry Ripple
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Big shift in energy sales

The last year has seen big growth in energy drink sales, particularly in larger format packs and multipacks,...

breakfast roll
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Breakfast booming!

Brits have eaten an additional 660 million breakfasts in-home since the start of 2020, offering local retailers a...

Roll your own tobacco pouch
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Tobacco continues to deliver

Tobacco remains the most resilient category in retail and is still a massive footfall, sales and profit driver...

fruit and veg aisle
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Time for a fresh start?

The last year has been the most tumultuous period in living memory in local retailing and for many...

Bag of crisps
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Think big to grow crisp sales

The single biggest shift in the crisps and snacks category over the last 12 months has been a...

soft drinks
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The changing face of summer drinks

What customers are looking for from summer drinks is evolving fast with healthier options and bigger packs driving...

Home delivery van
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Tech fast forwards

The coronavirus pandemic has hugely accelerated the uptake of technology in the local retailing sector. SLR looks at...