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Family-run Spar store reopens following £1m refit

13 Apr 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Connolly family’s Spar store in Tidworth, Wiltshire, has reopened following a £1m redevelopment project.

Located in Penrhyn Bay in the seaside town of Llandudno in North Wales, the 1,600 sq ft store officially opened its doors on April 8th

Blakemore Wholesale opens sixth Bmorelocal store

11 Apr 2017 | By Simon Banks

Blakemore Wholesale has opened the first Bmorelocal store in North Wales, bringing its total estate of stores up to six.

Nisa Store fo the Future Food to Go

Nisa relaxes refit rules for Future format stores

10 Apr 2017 | By David Rees

Nisa Retail has relaxed its criteria for symbol group members wishing to refit to the Store of the Future 2 format.

Palmer & Harvey

Costcutter and P&H announce closure of The BuyCo

05 Apr 2017 | By David Rees

Costcutter and Palmer and Harvey’s joint negotiation company The BuyCo is to shut, the companies have announced.

After a £150,000 transformation the store has a 2.7m space dedicated to food to go

New Costcutter Shopper First store specialises in food to go

28 Mar 2017 | By Simon Banks

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has branched out its Shopper First rebranding programme to a third store, in Lincolnshire focussed around its food to go offer.


Administrators confirm closure of 34 Budgens stores

03 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

All 34 Budgens stores operated by Food Retailer Operations Limited (FROL) are to cease trading, administrators have announced.

Simply Fresh Holywood

Simply Fresh opens first store in Northern Ireland

14 Dec 2016 | By David Rees

Simply Fresh has launched its first store in Northern Ireland with the opening of a 2,800sq ft site in Holywood, on the outskirts of Belfast

KMD Enterprises Nisa Moulescoomb

Conviviality acquires Nisa member KMD Enterprises

12 Dec 2016 | By David Rees

Conviviality Retail has acquired KMD Enterprises Ltd, which operates 15 convenience stores in the South East of England.

Simply Fresh at The Collective, Old Oak

New Simply Fresh store targets modern living

14 Nov 2016 | By David Rees

Mehmet Guzel has opened his second Simply Fresh outlet in London.


Nisa to supply McColl's stores purchased from the Co-op

09 Nov 2016 | By Robin Mannering

Nisa has won the contract to supply the 298 convenience stores which McColl’s Retail Group recently acquired from the Co-operative Group.


Nisa to supply stores in Haven and Butlin's holiday parks

27 Oct 2016 | By Robin Mannering

Nisa Retail has announced a two-year deal with Bourne Leisure to supply 39 stores within Haven and Butlin’s holiday park resorts.

Costcutter new look trial site

Costcutter to give shoppers "more personal experience"

24 Oct 2016 | By David Rees

Costcutter has unveiled a store rebranding programme backed up by a new toolkit for retailers enabling them to tailor their offer to their local catchment

Spar mince pies

Spar own label mince pies outscore Harrods' offer

20 Oct 2016 | By Nikki Cutler

Spar Luxury Mince Pies have rated ahead of competition from the supermarketsand premium retailers in the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Christmas review.

Londis Sheppey

Fresh focus for Booker as symbol integration proceeds

14 Oct 2016 | By David Rees

Booker is “bang on track” with the integration of Londis and Budgens, with sales and profits up and customer satisfaction improving, according to the wholesaler

Nisa announces 21.9% rise in fresh sales

Nisa announces 21.9% rise in fresh sales

14 Oct 2016 | By Simon Banks

Nisa Retail has announced a 21.9% increase in sales of its fresh produce range for the first half of the year. 

Nisa chairman

Nisa appoints Peter Hartley as new chairman

30 Sep 2016 | By Robin Mannering

Nisa has appointed Peter Hartley as its new chairman following the resignation of Christopher Baker on 2 September.

Premier celebrates 3,300th store to join the symbol

Premier celebrates 3,300th store to join the symbol

23 Aug 2016 | By Simon Banks

Premier has announced that it has reached the over 3,300 Premier stores across the UK, after recruiting 330 new members into the group during the last financial year.

Eat 17

Eat 17 to open third Spar store in Whitstable

11 Jul 2016 | By Robin Mannering

Eat 17 is set to open its third Spar store in a former My Local site in Whitstable, Kent.

L to R: Saran Kaur (Jaranjeet’s mother), Jaranjeet Singh, Harmon Singh Kapoor, Mayor of Fareham Cllr Connie Hockley and Parkash Kaur (Jaranjeet’s wife).

Costcutter retailer opens second Hampshire store

22 Jun 2016 | By Simon Banks

Costcutter retailer Jaranjeet Singh has opened a new store on in Fareham after a £50,000 investment, his second store in Hampshire after taking over a store in Gosport last year.

Costcutter launches toolkit scheme

Costcutter optimistic despite annual sales decline

24 May 2016 | By Robin Mannering

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has announced an 8.9% decline in annual turnover, although year-on-year growth returned in the second half of 2015.

Spar and Jet combine with duel branded sites

Spar and Jet combine with two more dual-branded sites

17 May 2016 | By Simon Banks

Blakemore Retail has announced a long-term supply contract with fuel brand Jet, which will see two UK Spar forecourt sites become dual brands.

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