Sainsbury’s convenience business delivered total sales growth of nearly 7% in the fourth quarter, when the group opened 10 Sainsbury’s Locals, the retail giant has reported.
Morrisons and Motor Fuel Group (MFG) have ditched their convenience store trial, and the supermarket group has instead opted to roll out Morrisons Daily with Gerald Ronson’s Rontec group of forecourts.
Discounters Aldi and Lidl now account for more than 12% of UK grocery sales for the first time, according to new Nielsen data.
McColl’s Retail Group has announced a 1.9% decline in like-for-like sales for the year to 27 November 2016, with its premium stores performing better than its standard convenience stores.
Morrisons is set to pilot a new convenience store offer in partnership with Palmer & Harvey, while reviving the Safeway brand as a wholesale range for independent retailers.
Tesco and Sainsbury’s leaders have issued a stark warning over the rising costs of inflation, warning over the possible impact on the industry and consumers.
Morrisons has announced a third consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth as its turnaround continues.
The Co-operative is launching a new premium own brand food and drink range named ‘Irresistible’.
Waitrose has become the UK’s first major supermarket to operate a completely cashless store, after opening a new store in Sky’s flagship head office building in Osterley, Hounslow.
A Premier retailer in a Dartmoor village fears that plans to transform a former pub site into a Co-operative store would decimate his business.
UK supermarket sales increased 0.4% year-on-year in the four weeks ending 18 June, according to new figures from Nielsen.
Tesco has announced a second consecutive quarter of growth, with UK like-for-like sales up 0.3% for the first financial quarter of the year.
KPMG has been called in to do an urgent strategic review of My Local
Greggs has announced a 3.7% increase in like-for-like sales for the first four months of 2016.
Morrisons has announced a modest increase in like-for-like sales for the second consecutive quarter.
The Southern Co-operative has rolled out energy efficient LED lighting to its entire store estate.
Scotmid Co-operative has announced a 3.7% rise in annual trading profit to £5.7m, although turnover fell by 3.2% to £371m.
Poundland has reported a 4.9% drop in like-for-like sales in its fourth quarter trading statement for the 13 week period leading to March 27.
Tesco has announced “significant progress” in its performance after returning to annual profit and quarterly sales growth.
Sainsbury’s has announced plans to replace its Brand Match scheme with lower prices on products “that matter most to consumers”.