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Simply Fresh Manchester

New Simply Fresh store opens in central Manchester

21 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A new independent Simply Fresh store has opened in Manchester’s newly-developed Piccadilly Place piazza.

Chilled champions

Tony Houlston re-joins Select & Save as head of sales

19 Feb 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Midlands based symbol group Select & Save has appointed Tony Houlston to the newly-created position of head of sales.

McColl's performance results

McColl's turnover tops £1bn following acquisitions

19 Feb 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

McColl’s Retail Group has achieved annual revenues of more than £1bn in the year ending 26 November 2017.


Costcutter/Co-op deal "distinctive and competitive"

12 Feb 2018 | By David Rees

Costcutter will have a “distinctive and competitive” offer for retail members once the new supply deal with the Co-op takes effect from April, chief executive Darcy Willson-Rymer has pledged.

Simon Biddle owner Biddles Convenience Store

Simon Biddle among new wave of Spar retailers

20 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Former Simply Fresh retailer Simon Biddle is among a number of new recruits to Spar, following the symbol group’s renewed focus on enlisting convenience store and forecourt retailers.

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.

Spar James Hall Christmas Convenience

James Hall launches first online Christmas catalogue

17 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Spar distributer James Hall is launching its first online Christmas catalogue, called Christmas Convenience.

Conrad Davies - Spar Market Store - Gwynedd Wales

Conrad Davies opens first Spar Market store in Wales

16 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Leading convenience retailer Conrad Davies has launched the first flagship Spar Market store in Gwynedd, Wales.

Chilled champions

Select & Save confirms Bestway as primary supply partner

08 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Select & Save has announced Bestway Wholesale as its primary supply partner for the next five years.

Costcutter Sheldon

Three more Costcutter stores complete Shopper First refits

03 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Three more Costcutter stores have completed major refits as part of the group’s Shopper First programme.

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.

Spar 60th anniversary celebration

Spar celebrates 60 years in the UK with big charity donation

20 Oct 2017 | By David Rees

Spar has celebrated its 60th anniversary in the UK with a lavish funfair and dinner event that raised a six-figure sum for charity

Andrew King Select & Save

Andrew King joins Select & Save as managing director

09 Oct 2017 | By David Rees

Andrew King has joined retail symbol group Select & Save as managing director.

Costcutter Kirton

Costcutter retailers get access to Business Services programme

02 Oct 2017 | By Andrew Don

Costcutter Supermarket Group has offered its independent store owners access to its new Business Services programme in a bid to help them cut costs.

Costcutter Meal For Tonight

Costcutter launches new ‘Meal for Tonight’ campaign

19 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Costcutter has launched a ’Meal for Tonight’ campaign, to help retailers increase basket-spend.


Costcutter launches biggest ever Freshers Week campaign

13 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Costcutter is launching its largest ever Freshers Week campaign across its 16 university stores.

Nisa Heritage Salmon Range

Nisa and Spar own label upgrades focus on provenance

13 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Nisa and Spar have both announced they are launching new own brand ’meal for tonight’ ranges in a bid to tap into the growing consumer trend towards quality ingredients and provenance.

Nisa Woodthorpe

New Nisa store owner becomes father of triplets

11 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

An entrepreneur with a background in takeaway food businesses has opened a Nisa Local in Woodthorpe, on the outskirts of Nottingham, and become a father to triplets into the bargain.

Spar trolleys

Spar International pioneers Belarus expansion

31 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Spar International has formed a partnership that will make the symbol group the first international retailer to open in the Republic of Belarus, in the former Soviet Union.

Simply Fresh

Simply Fresh set to expand 'foodvenience' fascia

25 Aug 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Simply Fresh is set to expand its new ‘foodvenience’ small format fascia which focuses overwhelmingly on foodservice and food to go.



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Manage food safety compliance, cut costs and generate revenue

18 Sep 2017

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