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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...

Rubicon Raw
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Energy evolves

After a relatively slow year in terms of NPD and new activity, the energy drinks category is rapidly...

Crisps
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Big value

Impulse sales have been transformed under Covid with shoppers increasingly looking to larger format and sharing products, while...

Selling Nordic Spirit
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Fresh approaches to nicotine

While factory-made cigarettes remain a vital revenue stream for retailers, the last year has seen an increasing number...

drinking soft drink
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Soft drinks: the Covid effect

Larger format soft drinks and multipacks are driving the growth in the soft drinks category under lockdown, a...

pumping fuel
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Forecourt digest

It’s been another busy month on the forecourt front, so SLR brings you a rapid-fire digest of the...