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CMA blocks merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda over price concerns


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked the proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda after concluding that “UK shoppers would be worse off”.

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Scotmid announces 11% rise in annual trading profit


Scotmid Co-operative has announced an 11% increase in trading profit to £5.3m for the year ending 28 January, driven by strong sales in its food business.

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Central England Co-op reports Easter food bank appeal success


Central England Co-operative has donated enough food to create over 11,000 meals and emergency care packages for people in need, as part of the society’s two-week Easter food bank appeal.

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Convenience Retail Awards 2019

The best in UK convenience retailing was celebrated in style at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 14 March. Watch some of the highlights here.

Nisa Extra, Milestone Rathfriland, Northern Ireland

Easter gallery

Convenience stores across the country went above and beyond this year to wow customers with colourful Easter displays, cracking offers and plenty of chocolate eggs.

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Jagdish Patel has had an outdoors illuminated advertising sign at his Rodley Stores in Leeds for many years.

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Food to go: Keystore More, Lanark

Wilson Rea is reaping the rewards of a newly-installed hot food-to-go and milkshake station. The savvy retailer tells C-Store about his innovative offering, which has more than doubled his hot food turnover, and lets us in on the smart cost savings he has made along the way. 

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CRA 2019 Best Communication to Shoppers: Spar Loughbrickland, County Down

Dale and Aaron Beckett opened their Spar store on the site of an old village church in June 2017.

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Counting the cost of crime

Whenever we talk to retailers about the biggest issues they face on a day-to-day basis, the number one thing that comes up time and again is crime, writes the ACS chief executive.

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