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Symbols are ready to respond to potential no-deal Brexit

Symbol groups have confirmed they are ready to respond quickly to protect availability in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Retailer concerns rose after leaked government documents from the cabinet secretary, Sir Mark Sedwill, last week warned that leaving the European Union (EU) could result in food prices rising by 10%.

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Start date for c-store porn vouchers coming soon

Store owners will be made responsible for verifying the age of customers who wish to view adult material online.

The Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) confirmed to RN that it is soon to announce the start date for its twice-postponed age-verification scheme, which it expects to begin this year.

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New Nisa format promises double-digit sales boost

Nisa unveiled the next step in its ‘Store of the Future’ refit format at its annual retailer conference in Stoneleigh last week.

The modular format focuses on self-service tills, bar-inspired alcohol areas and self-serve food, and promises double-digit sales increases. Previously labelled Store of the Future 2 Evolution, this latest version is called Evolution.

Nisa retail category management manager Ross Wright told RN that the new model brings a new approach to food service in convenience stores. “We’re giving retailers a better offer to fill their spaces with, and this will be through a different version of food to go,” said Wright.

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