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Anita Nye Honored With Spirit Of The Community Award In The Asian Trader Awards 2019

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Anita Nye Honored With Spirit Of The Community Award In The Asian Trader Awards 2019

Premier Eldred Drive Stores, situated in Housing Estate in UK, owner Anita Nye honered with Spirit of the community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019.

Anita Nye says that it is a  community shop that really keeps everyone at the heart of everything. They are members of the community and have been for many years so they want to play our part in whatever they can to help improve the area they live and work in.

They have introduced a couple of initiatives to ‘do out bit’ to tackle food poverty and childhood obesity. They have introduced a very popular loyalty card scheme. People get a stamp every time they spend £10 on groceries. They chose to keep the amount that triggers a stamp relatively low and shoppers just need to collect 10 stamps to get £5 off their shopping. It’s unbelievably popular and lots of people save their full cards til Christmas so that they can get some really good money off their festive shopping.

Anita describes about key challenges facing Convenience and explains plans for taking advantage. Keeping prices down whilst retaining good profit margins. Ever changing demands of customers. People often shop around for the best prices, they stick to PMP where they can as that’s what their customers like.

Justin Whittaker Honored With Food To Go Retailer Award In The Asian Trader Awards 2019

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Justin Whittaker Honored With Food To Go Retailer Award In The Asian Trader Awards 2019

MJ’s Premier Store, situated in  Housing Estate, UK, owner Justin Whittaker honored with Food to go Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019.

Justin Whittaker says “We identified that whilst our food-to-go offer was great for breakfast and dinner – from 4pm we were quiet. Yet takeaways are thriving in the evening. We were missing a trick. We also identified that we were missing ‘millennials’ from our customer base. So we introduced the desserts bar to complement the rest of our food-to-go offering by giving an offer for the evening trade and something that would appeal to the younger generation – waffles, crepes and premium ice cream! The desserts bar alone takes £4,000 a week with a profit margin of +50%. We’ve introduced exclusive offers, such as Waffle Wednesday (buy one get one free) or Monday 2 pizzas and Pepsi for £10. And we’ve developed an ordering app to maximise the appeal of the dessert bar, appeal to our younger more ‘tech-savvy’ younger generation and to future proof our business. Customers can click onto a Facebook post to ‘shop now’. We’re doing £1,500 business with the app and more importantly, it’s all on high profit lines. Add to that our food-to-go zone with coffee machine, doughnut rack, hot cabinet, noodle snacks, grab and go chiller, which includes sandwiches and meal deals. There’s something for everyone throughout the day. Evenings are now our busiest time of day for food to go! We already had a good broad food-to-go offering to cover most requirements for grab-and-go. Our food-to-go zone includes a coffee machine, doughnut rack, hot cabinet, noodle snacks, F’real milkshakes and a chiller (with sandwiches, crisps and soft drinks). Now that we’ve introduced the desserts bar we’ve got an offer that is really popular with the younger generation and also for evening trade. That’s what was missing before. The investment in the desserts bar was £80k. Payback was just 6 months.”

He says about the best-performing component of food-to-go. “This year, we’ve built a dessert bar! This has definitely proved to be the best performing component of our food to go offer. It cost £80k to install and payback has been just 6 months. Previously a large proportion of our business was driven through promotions, so our POR was just 19%. We reduced SKUs across the store to create space to build our ‘Just Desserts Co’ bar. It’s a vibrant pink – really distinct and completely different from the rest of the store. We sell a range of cream cakes, premium ice cream, crepes and waffles with a variety of toppings. The unit also houses a Chicago Town pizza station, milkshakes and a Tango ice blast with carbonated slush. The dessert bar is already taking £4,000/week and with +50% profit margins. Different daily offers include Waffle Wednesday (BOGOF), Pancake Tuesday (BOGOF) and Monday x2 pizzas and Pepsi for £10. Customers are quite happy to wait while their waffle is being created in-store! The teatime solution has always been a problem but with the dessert bar and pizza options we have now started to evolve into this market especially at the weekends”.

He describes about two key challenges facing Convenience and explain his plans for taking advantage of them. “Falling footfall (traditional services in decline ie news and mags, tobacco) and reduced margins (a store doing 19% gross profit cannot survive). Anything new coming into the store has to have a minimum of 30% POR tapping into the millenniums (who have never bought a newspaper or cigs in there life) ie Tango Ice Blast costs £1:10 selling at £5 also not leaving out the silver greys by doing great shop local deals ie local milk, bread and eggs again with some great margins. Also taking a great local shop with traditional values and putting it into the modern world with a great app connected to FB”.

He says three ways in which he have responded and retained footfall after a new discounter/supermarket opened in his catchment area. “1 We added a ‘Dessert Co’ dessert bar in vibrant pink – really distinct and completely different from the rest of the store. We sell a range of cream cakes, premium ice cream, crepes and waffles with a variety of toppings, creating a ‘store within a store’ effect to attract younger customers with different deals every day eg Waffle Wednesday to add interest 2 We developed an ordering app to maximise the appeal of the dessert bar. Customers click on a Facebook post to ‘shop now’ and place their order – for pick up or for delivery. We’re doing £1,500 business with the app. 3 We ensure that we’re active on social media. It’s the key tool that we use for promoting all our activities and for connecting with our customers and the community. For example, when we put Gordon’s pink gin on promotion at £12/bottle with a free glass and promoted it on Facebook the post reached 59,000 people and we sold £2,500 in one day. When all the banks in the area closed, we put in an ATM and posted ‘free cash, like and share’. It reached 129,000 people”.

World’s Top 5 DJanes Win QUEEN OF MASHUPS Global Title For 2019

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World’s Top 5 DJanes Win  QUEEN OF MASHUPS Global Title For 2019

SOS : Nitelife presents World’s Top 5 DJanes from ‘Queen of Mashups’ Global Title 2019

#Both the winners were judged by the jury as the joint-winners for their unique compositions at the console

#Social media award was won by DJ Natalia Moon of Australia and DJ Jericha  from Philippines

Queen of Mashups: ‘SOS  Nitelife’, an Exclusive Platform for female DJanes, successfully hosted the fourth edition of ‘Queen of Mashups’ World DJane Championship on November 27. Top 15 Djanes from across the globe participated in the gala event hosted at Dragonfly Experience, The Orb, Sahar, Mumbai.

DJ Blondie from the USA and DJ Neit Kaur from India were declared the joint-winners of the fourth World DJane Championship.

Defending champion DJ Natalia Moon (Australia) emerged as the first runner-up, DJ Cynthia Lacle (Netherlands) and DJ Dicca Higgs (Poland) were pronounced the second runner-up, DJ Farah Farz (Singapore) was the third runner-up, DJ Linda Erfolg (Germany) was named fourth runner-up while DJ Lisa (Ukraine) emerged as fifth runner-up.

The organisers also created social media awards for this event; DJ Natalia Moon from Australia and DJ Jericha (Philippines) emerged the winners in this category. DJ Blondie from USA and DJ Charlie Smit (Netherlands) were the first runner-ups while DJ Neit Kaur from India and DJ Olesya Blondz (Russia) were named the second runner-up.

15 talented DJanes from various parts of the world participated in the competition and set the stage on fire with their musical numbers. In the end, the judges chose two joint-winners.

The audience was enthralled by the tunes of popular dance numbers played by the talented ladies behind the music consoles. All the distinguished guests were in awe of SOSNitelife’s arrangements and hospitality.

These talented young ladies were judged by a jury comprising DJ Suketu, DJ Notorious and DJ Nasha. The jury congratulated the winners as well as the runners-up and hailed the woman power.

Congratulating the winners DJ Suketu said, “I congratulate DJ Blondie and DJ Neit for winning the fourth World DJane Championship. I am sure their success will inspire other budding female disc jockeys to continue doing what they are doing and eventually win such titles. I also thank SOS : Nitelife for this initiative and congratulate them for hosting such a lovely evening.”

  

After winning the title DJ Neit, who won the Queen of Mashups India title in 2018, said, “I feel immensely happy to have won this championship. I am thankful to SOS :  Nitelife for providing such a unique and wonderful platform to showcase my talent. I also congratulate DJ Blondie for being the joint winner. It has been a wonderful journey for me in the last year. I won the Queen of Mashups India title last year and this year I am the World Champion.”

DJ Blondie on being adjudged the joint-winner of the championship said, “I congratulate DJ Neit for being a winner and sharing the honours with me. I also thank SOS Nitelife and Mr Chand Seth for putting up such a spectacular show. It was indeed a night to remember and the audience was encouraging. All the participants were simply amazing and the contest was really tough but in the end, there has to be a winner. I feel lucky to have come out as a joint-winner. I wish more such contests will be held in the future.”

“We are elated with the success of our flagship contest i.e. Queen of Mashups. I congratulate DJ Blondie and DJ Neit Kaur for emerging as the joint-winners of 4th World DJane Championship 2019. I am happy with the journey of DJ Neit as she has made us all proud. This year, we also introduced social media awards and I congratulate its winners and runners-up. Our aim is to provide a platform to the Djanes where they can showcase their talents,” said Mr Chand Seth, the Founder/Managing Director of SOS Nitelife.

Ms Lina Ingle, co-founder/Director SOS Nitelife said, “I congratulate our winners and all the lovely DJanes who participated in this competition. I wish them all very best of luck in their future endeavours. DJ Neit’s success is a testimony that our purpose isn’t just to entertain the audience for a night, instead, we also scout for the next best female djane from India who could compete with the best in the world and eventually win it.”

“The Global Championship has been a huge hit amongst the audiences as they gather in big numbers to enjoy the evening. Our aim is to make this contest bigger and better with every passing year,” Ms Lina added further.

About SOS : Nitelife – A Synergy of Services

SOS Nitelife Private Limited is a specialized event management company in the country, known for its unmatched commitment to delivering the highest possible level of services and thus turning them into huge successes.

Since 2000, “SOS Nitelife” has been exquisitely conducting Corporate Events, like Premium Product Launches, Celebrity Page 3 Events, R & R Events/Dealers Meet, Offsite events, Exhibitions to Government Projects and many more categories with an unmatched pledged quality, which guards its name in the event industry.

Uddhav Thackeray Takes Oath As Maharashtra Chief Minister In Grand Ceremony

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Uddhav Thackeray Takes Oath As Maharashtra Chief Minister In Grand Ceremony

Uddhav Thackeray Takes Oath As Maharashtra Chief Minister In Grand Ceremony.

Courtsey News By  :  NDTV

Walter Bryson Honored with Impulse Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

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Walter Bryson Honored with Impulse Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

Londis Davis Bryson & Sons stores at High St in UK owner Walter Bryson honored with Impulse Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. In the questionnaire session, Walter Bryson says about the secretes behind the success. He says three main qualities to make him an amazing impulse retailer. “As per a petrol filling station our business is mainly impulse, We stock a full range of impulse crisps drinks and chocolate that are well presented and conveniently placed to disrupt the customers mission to almost guarantee a purchase. we stock the most up to date products as soon as they become available”.

He have merchandised his store overall to achieve maximum sales by mading the front of the store open and airy with open windows and a large serving counter to make customers feel at ease. The team have also grouped the store into specific areas like food for now and food for later as well as bringing in a selection of local products and Costa coffee along with Slush machines and Tango ice blast.

The categories to provide the best impulse-driven sales are dinks including Costa, invested in new refrigeration to stock a large range of soft drinks as well as installing to Costa machines in a purpose built unit for upsell cakes and biscuits with the costa.

He says about two key challenges facing Convenience and explain plans for taking advantage are

Customer Retention and Profitability. The team retain customers by offering a wide range of goods and services at competitive prices along with Local with partnership and also maintain profit margins.

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