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Trade bodies outline trade priorities post Brexit

A coalition representing the food supply chain have issued a statement to government

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Inflation exceeds Bank of England's 2% target

22 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Inflation measured by the Office for National Statistics’ Consumer Prices Index surged from 1.8% in January to 2.3% last month – above the Bank of England’s 2% target.


Tobacco giants in "refinancing" discussions with P&H

22 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

JTI and Imperial have confirmed they are in talks with Palmer & Harvey (P&H) following reports that the tobacco giants are considering buying a stake in the wholesaler.

Bottle Tops

Retailers reiterate opposition to bottle return scheme

22 Mar 2017 | By Simon Banks

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) and the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) have written to the Scottish government, representing convenience retailers across the UK, to highlight concerns over plans to introduce a bottle return scheme.

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Eat 17 set to double estate with three new stores

21 Mar 2017 Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Spar retailer Eat 17 could be on the verge of doubling its estate if it does not encounter hitches in the planning process.


Motor Fuel Group buys High Noon Stores forecourt site

20 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has snapped up the latest High Noon Stores site while the administrator of the collapsed c-store business also expects to conclude the sale of the final two outlets “within the next week or so”, C-Store has learned.

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Mullan's Spar in Armagh crowned UK's best c-store

17 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Mullan’s Spar in Armagh, Northern Ireland, has won the top accolade at the 2017 Convenience Retail Awards, the prestigious national awards run by Convenience Store and The Grocer.

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Government to consult sector on business banking

16 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

The government is seeking further information from the convenience sector about difficulties they encounter when switching banks to securing finance.

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Stores urged to participate in digital high street scheme

15 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Convenience stores in a number of pilot towns are being encouraged to sign up to a government scheme to promote their high streets online.


National Convenience Show adds new signings to line up

15 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The National Convenience Show (NCS) has attracted more big-name signings to its line-up, just six weeks before opening for business at Birmingham NEC.


Newcastle c-store becomes fifth Bmorelocal site

14 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The fifth store trading under Blakemore Wholesale’s Bmorelocal fascia has opened in Newcastle upon Tyne.

From left to right: Gary Stott, head of community shop, Graham Pembroke, financial controller Youngs, Melanie Onn MP for Grimsby, John Marren, founder and chairman of community shop, Paula Maskill, centre manager.

Community Shop to open new site with Lottery funding

14 Mar 2017 | By Simon Banks

Community Shop, the UK’s first social supermarket chain, has been awarded £600,000 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund to kick start works at its new site in Grimsby. 

Today's Local

Today's Group targets larger stores in symbol push

13 Mar 2017 | By David Rees

Today’s Group wholesalers are targeting larger stores with a recruitment drive to build on the successful recent expansion of its retail membership


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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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