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Nisa makes return to supplying Costcutter stores

04 Dec 2017 | By David Rees

Nisa has signed a short-term agreement to supply Costcutter stores, following last week’s collapse of Palmer & Harvey (P&H) into administration.


Nisa agrees short-term deal to supply smaller McColl's stores

04 Dec 2017 | By David Rees

Nisa has agreed a new short-term supply contract with McColl’s Retail Group to cover the McColl’s stores that were previously supplied by Palmer and Harvey, which went into administration last week

Costcutter Plymouth

P&H-affiliated retailers finding new sources of supply

30 Nov 2017 | By C-Store team

Retailers previously supplied by Palmer & Harvey (P&H) are making new supply arrangements in the wake of the collapse into administration of the wholesaler.


Costcutter agrees exclusive supply deal with Co-op Group

29 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-op Group will become the exclusive wholesale supplier to Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) from spring 2018, the two groups announced today.

Parfetts Aintree

Parfetts chairman raises Tesco-Booker concerns with ministers

17 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The chairman of employee-owned wholesaler Parfetts has written to ministers and MPs about the CMA’s “catastrophic error of judgement” in provisionally clearing the Tesco-Booker merger.

The Sandpiper company hopes to acquire the Island’s 16 Costcutter stores

Costcutter set to announce new supply contract

17 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Costcutter is likely to announce its new supply deal in the next few days, with legal teams ironing out the final terms of the contract, C-Store has learned.


CMA provisionally clears Tesco-Booker merger

14 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared the proposed merger of Tesco and Booker following an in-depth investigation.

Nisa returns to profit

Nisa members accept Co-op takeover offer

13 Nov 2017 | By David Rees

Nisa members have accepted the takeover approach from the Co-operative Group

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Nisa members prepare to vote on Co-op Group takeover

08 Nov 2017 | By David Rees

Nisa members are preparing to cast their votes on the Co-op’s proposed takeover of the mutually-owned food distributor.


Doubts persist about Nisa vote on Co-op takeover

06 Nov 2017 | By David Rees

A section of the Nisa membership is becoming increasingly vocal and agitated about the proposed takeover by the Co-operative Group.

Costcutter launches toolkit scheme

Costcutter still exploring "all possible opportunities"

30 Oct 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Costcutter is continuing to “explore all possible opportunities” over its future supply arrangements, more than two months after promising a formal announcement to its members.

Nisa returns to profit

Nisa board recommends £137.5m Co-op offer to members

10 Oct 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The board of Nisa Retail has unanimously recommended to its shareholders a takeover offer of up to £137.5m from The Co-operative Group.

Tesco announces Q1 results for the year

Wholesalers ask CMA to block Booker-Tesco merger

05 Oct 2017 | By David Rees

The leaders of seven of the UK’s largest wholesale operations have jointly written to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), urging it to block the proposed merger of Booker and Tesco.

Booker-Makro depot in Sheffield

Tesco and Booker merger faces in-depth investigation

12 Jul 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has referred the proposed merger between Tesco and Booker for an in-depth investigation after concluding that shoppers could face “worse terms” in more than 350 areas across the UK.

Booker-Makro depot in Sheffield

Booker asks CMA to "fast track" probe into Tesco merger

29 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

Booker has made a formal request to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to “fast track” its investigation into the proposed merger with Tesco to the next stage of the process.

Tesco announces Q1 results for the year

CMA formally opens Tesco-Booker merger investigation

30 May 2017 | By David Rees

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has formally opened its investigation into the proposed Tesco-Booker merger

Retailers are unsure over Tesco-Booker merger

Independent retailers 'unsure' of Tesco-Booker deal

15 May 2017 | By Simon Banks

Only 11% of independent retailers are in favour of the Tesco and Booker merger deal, while the vast majority are uncertain about its potential impact on the trade, according to new research from Bestway Wholesale.

Charles Wilson and Pete Cheema

Amazon is the biggest threat, not Tesco, says Booker boss

10 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

Internet grocery offers from the likes of Amazon is where the threat to independents lie now and in the future, Charles Wilson told delegates at the Scottish Grocer’s Federation’s (SGF) Business Summit on 27 April.


Cautiously optimistic - again

02 May 2017 | By David Knight

Budgens retailer David Knight takes the long view on the proposed Tesco-Booker merger.


Tesco-Booker: Lewis outlines opportunities for independents

12 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

Tesco has shed further light on the “mixture of opportunities” that its proposed £3.7bn acquisition of Booker will present, including the possibility of enhanced financial services and click and collect for independent retailers.

Booker announce fourth quarter results

Tobacco decline dents Booker's Q4 sales growth

30 Mar 2017 | By Simon Banks

Booker has announced like-for-like sales growth of 0.7% for the fourth quarter, despite a sharp drop in tobacco sales.

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