Euro Garages

Euro Garages buys final four High Noon Stores forecourts

The Spar chain entered administration at the end of 2016

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Bestway Wholesale announces 2016 pre-tax profit slump

30 Jan 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Bestway Wholesale has announced a drop in pre-tax profits of more than 50% amid “difficult business conditions”.

Bargain Booze

Conviviality Retail posts 1.7% decline in like-for-like sales

30 Jan 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Conviviality Retail, owner of the Bargain Booze fascia, has announced a 1.7% decline in like-for-like first half sales.

Charles Wilson

Wilson: Tesco merger will take retailers to "next level"

27 Jan 2017 | By David Rees

Booker chief executive Charles Wilson says that the proposed merger with Tesco will help independent retailers “go to the next level”.

Tesco announces Q1 results for the year

Tesco and Booker in shock merger announcement

27 Jan 2017 | By David Rees

Tesco and Booker have stunned the industry this morning with the announcement of a £3.7bn merger plan

Post Office

WHSmith posts 3% decline in High Street sales

25 Jan 2017 | By Robin Mannering

WHSmith has posted a 3% decline in its High Street stores for the 21 weeks to 21 January, but a strong performance at its Travel stores drove overall sales growth.


Booker yet to reach verdict on Londis supply trial

18 Jan 2017 | By Andrew Don

Booker Group has still to reach a verdict on a 20-store trial in which Premier outlets are supplied through the Londis supply chain.


Parfetts to expand retail membership in 2017

13 Jan 2017 | By David Rees

North of England wholesaler Parfetts is to step up its recruitment to symbol and retail club membership following the successful launch of a 24-hour picking system and record Christmas sales

Central England co-op store

Central England Co-op reports strong Christmas sales

13 Jan 2017 | By David Rees

Central England Co-op has reported strong sales through its convenience stores during the Christmas period

Sainsbury’s like for like sales continue to slip

Sainsbury's posts 6% Q3 sales rise in convenience

11 Jan 2017 | By Andrew Don

Sainsbury’s convenience business achieved sales growth of more than 6% in the 15 weeks to January 7, the multiple retailer reported this morning [Wednesday].


Morrisons' Christmas sales at seven-year high

10 Jan 2017 | By Andrew Don

Morrisons has posted its strongest Christmas performance for seven years with like-for-like sales up 2.9% – 4.7% including fuel – in the nine weeks to the beginning of the year.

The strong performances was attributed to the success of locally-sourced products, a strong performing festive range and customers taking advantage of extra dividend

Lincolnshire Co-op reveals 12.6% festive sales rise

09 Jan 2017 | By Simon Banks

The Lincolnshire Co-operative has announced a 12.6% increase in like-for-like sales for the three week period from December 11 until New Year’s Eve.

Like-for-like sales increased by 3.6% at Midcounties Co-op stores throughout December

Midcounties Co-operative reveals Christmas sales boost

05 Jan 2017 | By Simon Banks

The Midcounties Co-operative has reported a Christmas sales boost, as like-for-like sales increased by 3.6% across its food stores for the three weeks to December 31.


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Sam Coldbeck

Teaching the mults

21 Feb 2017 | By Samantha Coldbeck

The multiples can learn a lot from independents about responsible retailing, Sam argues.

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