The industry has reiterated calls to the government to take action to tackle violence and abuse towards shopworkers.
Lincolnshire Co-op has announced a 7.2% rise in food store sales over the festive period from 14 December to 4 January, driven in part by the popularity of its Love Local range.
The retail landscape looks set to provide both challenges and opportunities in the year ahead. Competition, rising costs and crime remain, but there’s potential from plastic free, food to go and fresh. Industry commentators and retailers predict what’s in store for 2020
The latest David’s Kitchen site opened last month in Kirkcaldy following a million pound investment. Food service remains at the heart of the brand, which already has sites in Falkirk and Glenrothes, but the latest store is the first to incorporate a full coffee shop offering alongside a c-store and deli counter.