Trusted Advice for Convenience Retailers

In these extraordinary times, it’s never been more important to have a trusted partner to help you make the right decisions. We’ve been providing unbiased advice for nearly 20 years, so it’s no surprise that we are trusted by 95% of convenience retailers*.

Welcome to New improved Partners for Growth! With more categories, more business support and more opportunities to share ideas, we’re certain you’ll find our impartial advice can help you grow your sales!

Our range of key convenience

Categories

Shopper behaviour has changed significantly since the pandemic began, with some categories experiencing strong uplifts, whilst others have lost ground. But as recession hit shoppers look for value, it’s more important than ever to review our updated category advice to see if you are missing out on sales.

Home Cleaning

Laundry

Condiments & Sauces

Cooking Ingredients

Pot Snacks

Ice Cream

Tea

Personal Care

Home Cleaning

Laundry

Condiments & Sauces

Cooking Ingredients

Pot Snacks

Ice Cream

Tea

Personal Care

Shopper-missions

Shopper Missions

With the arrival of the pandemic, Convenience stores became the go-to destination for shoppers, but on very different missions than pre pandemic, so read on to make sure you are fully catering for the missions your shoppers are on.

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Store Layout Advice

With shopper’s missions changing it might be time to review your store layout to ensure you aren’t missing out on sales. Panel member Ramesh Shingadia did, and found that shoppers were only shopping part of his store. Find out more!

Retailer Support

In 2009 we brought together seven of the best names in convenience retail so they could share their insights and experiences to help other retailers improve their business. Check out some of the great insights they have provided that have helped retailers just like you improve their business. 

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The basics for a great store.

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Could your store be greener?

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Get your store in shape.

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Time is Money!

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The importance of delivering value to customers.

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What to consider when taking on a new store.

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Partners In Action helps three retailers grow their businesses.

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Theft – employee and customers.

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Sustainability in Action in Convenience Stores.

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The Importance of Technology in Convenience Stores.

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Why planograms are important.

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Using Social Media to promote your business.

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Making the most of the ‘Big Night In’.

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Get the ranging right and boost profits!

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The basics for a great store.

1315660_1315624_HowRecycledBeautyPackagingHelps_Article2-crop

Could your store be greener?

Trainers being tied-crop

Get your store in shape.

shutterstock_358567193-web

Time is Money!

Smart shopping tips expired date-crop

The importance of delivering value to customers.

shutterstock_1044441571-web

What to consider when taking on a new store.

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Partners In Action helps three retailers grow their businesses.

shutterstock_244903102-web

Theft – employee and customers.

Paper RECYCLE sign in children`s hands against green spring background. Earth day concept

Sustainability in Action in Convenience Stores.

shutterstock_128056232-web

The Importance of Technology in Convenience Stores.

Shopping-with-basket-web-crop

Why planograms are important.

Singhs-shutterstock_630774923

Using Social Media to promote your business.

night-in

Making the most of the ‘Big Night In’.

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Get the ranging right and boost profits!

News & Seasonal Advice

What to focus on this Autumn

As the nation returns to shop ‘little and often’, retailers must once again adapt to cater for changes in their customer's shopper behaviour...

Christmas Checklist.

Leave a thorough checklist in-store for your staff to check through before the Christmas Season which should include some must-haves...

Festive Planning

Don’t leave this till the last minute and make sure you’re rolling out the seasonal items in good time. Your customers will be turning to yo...

Talking Shop

Welcome to our new Talking Shop section! Here you’ll find a range of articles to help you better run your business. You can share and comment on ideas from other retailers, or put a question to one of our category or retail experts!

An interview with Best One retailer Kay Patel, on life as his stores prepare to exit lockdown!

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The Partners for Growth Team visit Parkfoot.

Although facing fierce local competition, Partners for Growth panel member, and multi award winning convenience retailer David Charman...

Finding the right balance between Price and Promotion.

With retail operational costs increasing by 3.9% , there has never been a more important time for retailers to maximize sales and profitabil...

A challenging year for convenience retailers – An interview with Mandeep Singh.

We caught up with Mandeep Singh, of Singh’s Premier in Sheffield to hear how he managed his way through the Pandemic and what impact it has ...

How has the pandemic changed shopper behaviour?

Partners for Growth caught up with Unilever Category Director, Kat Simpson to understand what impact the Pandemic and resultant government r...

Engaging your local community

Making your store a key part of your community can pay big dividends. Mandeep Singh, a member of Partners for Growth's Retailer Advisory Pan...

Using Social Media to promote your business

More than a quarter of shoppers now follow retailers on social media. Don’t miss out....

What makes a successful retailer

Is it that the store is in an ideal spot? Or that they inherited a successful store? Or perhaps that they are in a tight-knit community?...

Good Merchandising – Good for Customers, Good for you

Mandeep Singh, one of the Retailer Advisory Panel members, speaks to Partners for Growth regarding the importance of merchandising and its e...

Why it pays to get involved in your local community

Give people another reason to come to your store!...

Why our category advice makes a difference

There are often misconceptions when it comes to category advice, but there shouldn't be...

Engaging your local community

One of the key areas for convenience retailers is getting the local community onside as it presents huge opportunities to firmly position yo...

How to stand out from the crowd

It’s no secret that the retail environment is a challenging one these days, but there’s always opportunity for a canny independent convenien...

An interview with Best One retailer Kay Patel, on life as his stores prepare to exit lockdown!

...

The Partners for Growth Team visit Parkfoot.

Although facing fierce local competition, Partners for Growth panel member, and multi award winning convenience retailer David Charman...

Finding the right balance between Price and Promotion.

With retail operational costs increasing by 3.9% , there has never been a more important time for retailers to maximize sales and profitabil...

A challenging year for convenience retailers – An interview with Mandeep Singh.

We caught up with Mandeep Singh, of Singh’s Premier in Sheffield to hear how he managed his way through the Pandemic and what impact it has ...

How has the pandemic changed shopper behaviour?

Partners for Growth caught up with Unilever Category Director, Kat Simpson to understand what impact the Pandemic and resultant government r...

Engaging your local community

Making your store a key part of your community can pay big dividends. Mandeep Singh, a member of Partners for Growth's Retailer Advisory Pan...

Using Social Media to promote your business

More than a quarter of shoppers now follow retailers on social media. Don’t miss out....

What makes a successful retailer

Is it that the store is in an ideal spot? Or that they inherited a successful store? Or perhaps that they are in a tight-knit community?...

Good Merchandising – Good for Customers, Good for you

Mandeep Singh, one of the Retailer Advisory Panel members, speaks to Partners for Growth regarding the importance of merchandising and its e...

Why it pays to get involved in your local community

Give people another reason to come to your store!...

Why our category advice makes a difference

There are often misconceptions when it comes to category advice, but there shouldn't be...

Engaging your local community

One of the key areas for convenience retailers is getting the local community onside as it presents huge opportunities to firmly position yo...

How to stand out from the crowd

It’s no secret that the retail environment is a challenging one these days, but there’s always opportunity for a canny independent convenien...

An interview with Best One retailer Kay Patel, on life as his stores prepare to exit lockdown!

...

The Partners for Growth Team visit Parkfoot.

Although facing fierce local competition, Partners for Growth panel member, and multi award winning convenience retailer David Charman...

Finding the right balance between Price and Promotion.

With retail operational costs increasing by 3.9% , there has never been a more important time for retailers to maximize sales and profitabil...

A challenging year for convenience retailers – An interview with Mandeep Singh.

We caught up with Mandeep Singh, of Singh’s Premier in Sheffield to hear how he managed his way through the Pandemic and what impact it has ...

How has the pandemic changed shopper behaviour?

Partners for Growth caught up with Unilever Category Director, Kat Simpson to understand what impact the Pandemic and resultant government r...

Engaging your local community

Making your store a key part of your community can pay big dividends. Mandeep Singh, a member of Partners for Growth's Retailer Advisory Pan...

Using Social Media to promote your business

More than a quarter of shoppers now follow retailers on social media. Don’t miss out....

What makes a successful retailer

Is it that the store is in an ideal spot? Or that they inherited a successful store? Or perhaps that they are in a tight-knit community?...

Good Merchandising – Good for Customers, Good for you

Mandeep Singh, one of the Retailer Advisory Panel members, speaks to Partners for Growth regarding the importance of merchandising and its e...

Why it pays to get involved in your local community

Give people another reason to come to your store!...

Why our category advice makes a difference

There are often misconceptions when it comes to category advice, but there shouldn't be...

Engaging your local community

One of the key areas for convenience retailers is getting the local community onside as it presents huge opportunities to firmly position yo...

How to stand out from the crowd

It’s no secret that the retail environment is a challenging one these days, but there’s always opportunity for a canny independent convenien...