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The Co-operative to use Fairtrade cocoa in all products

All cocoa in its own-brand ranges will be bought through a Fairtrade programme

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Eat 17 to supply butcher's range to London Spar store

22 Feb 2017 | By Andrew Don

Expanding Spar c-store group Eat 17 has dipped its toe into the wholesale meat market with the signing of a south-east London retailer as its first customer.


PM vows "relief" for businesses hit hardest by rate rises

22 Feb 2017 | By Andrew Don

Ministers are looking at how to help businesses hit hardest by April’s change to business rates, the prime minister confirmed today, as pressure mounts on the government to take action.


Retailers unite with authorities to target UK forecourt theft

22 Feb 2017 | By Andrew Don

Convenience stores are targeting fuel theft on the UK’s forecourts in a joint assault with the Home Office, police and the wider fuel industry.


ACS urges government to extend digital tax timeframes

22 Feb 2017 | By Simon Banks

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has urged the government to extend timeframes for transferring business tax accounting onto digital platforms, ahead of its Making Tax Digital (MTD) proposal.

Asda has revealed its worst quarterly performance to date

Asda posts Q4 sales loss but rate of decline slows

22 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Asda has announced a 2.9% decline in like-for-like sales in the fourth quarter, although the figures mark an improvement on previous quarters.

Under Age Sales

Under Age Sales launches Scottish qualification

21 Feb 2017 Updated: 24 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Under Age Sales has launched a new qualification in Preventing Under Age Sales in Scotland….

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Spending confidence hits new high despite Brexit anxiety

21 Feb 2017 | By Simon Banks

The UK economy has been named as the nation’s biggest concern in a latest Nielsen survey, despite British consumer spending confidence at its highest level on record.

Morrisons hot salmon

UK food and drink exports break £20bn barrier in 2016

21 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Total exports of UK food and drink grew by 10.5% last year to a record figure of more than £20bn, according to new figures.

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Welsh government announces £10m rate relief package

20 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Welsh Government has announced a £10m fund to help high street retailers who will be adversely affected by the business rates revaluation.

Simply Fresh Belfast

Simply Fresh committed to N Ireland despite first store closure

20 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Simply Fresh remains committed to growing the brand in Northern Ireland despite the closure of its first store in the province.

Farming potatoes

Morrisons campaign aims to increase UK food self-sufficiency

17 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Morrisons has launched a campaign to recruit more than 200 new local suppliers as part of a drive to increase UK self-sufficiency in food production.

P&H website ordering

P&H launches 'best in class' transactional website

17 Feb 2017 | By David Rees

Palmer & Harvey (P&H) has launched a new transactional website, claiming it sets a new standard in the wholesale industry


Best-one ranked third best c-store brand in Which? survey

17 Feb 2017 | By Simon Banks

Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Iceland have come out on top in a Which? Supermarket consumer satisfaction survey, while Best One performed strongly in the convenience category. 


Bestway Wholesale signs up to alcohol registration scheme

17 Feb 2017

Bestway Wholesale has pledged its support in tackling the illegal trade in alcohol by signing up to the government’s Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme.

Eating out is now the fifth highest weekly UK family expenditure says the ONS

UK family spend on eating out reaches five-year high

16 Feb 2017 | By Simon Banks

Families are spending more on eating out than at any time in the past five years (£45.10 per week), while weekly spending on alcohol and tobacco has fallen to below £12 for the first time, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).


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