Applegreen forecourt with Subway

Irish forecourt group Applegreen continues UK expansion

The retailer added 15 new sites in the UK last year amid profit growth

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Morrisons opts to roll out c-store offer with Rontec forecourts

09 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

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.

Neil Turton Co-operatives UK

New co-operative role for former Nisa chief Neil Turton

28 Feb 2017 | By David Rees

Former Nisa chief executive Neil Turton is to join trade body Co-operatives UK in the new role of chief operating officer

McColl’s announce like-for-like sales fall

McColl's posts 1.9% decline in like-for-like annual sales

27 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

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.

Euro Garages

Euro Garages buys final four High Noon Stores forecourts

23 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Euro Garages has acquired the final four forecourt stores of collapsed Spar chain High Noon Stores for an undisclosed sum, following the purchase of four of its other sites in January.

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.

Steve Murrells

The Co-operative appoints Steve Murrells as Group CEO

09 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-operative Group has announced that Richard Pennycook is to step down as group CEO and will be succeeded by Steve Murrells, currently CEO of its Food business.


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.


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Mixed rates

21 Mar 2017 | By James Lowman

It’s been a mixed bag on business rates, despite positive measures in the Budget, says James Lowman.

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