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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
The government is seeking further information from the convenience sector about difficulties they encounter when switching banks to securing finance.
Convenience stores in a number of pilot towns are being encouraged to sign up to a government scheme to promote their high streets online.
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.
The fifth store trading under Blakemore Wholesale’s Bmorelocal fascia has opened in Newcastle upon Tyne.
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 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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It’s been a mixed bag on business rates, despite positive measures in the Budget, says James Lowman.