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Costcutter launches "biggest ever" consumer campaign

29 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Costcutter has launched its “biggest ever” consumer campaign to help boost retailers’ sales throughout the summer season.

Nisa Whittlesey

Nisa members split over Sainsbury's talk

27 Jun 2017 Updated: 30 Jun 2017 | By Andrew Don

Uncertainty among Nisa members is growing by the day with the increasing speculation about the exclusive talks between the mutual and multiple giant Sainsbury’s.


Nisa completes £120m refinancing deal

23 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Nisa Retail has completed a £120m refinancing agreement with HSBC and Wells Fargo as it targets future growth.

Railway station

Nisa Local store opens in Southend railway station

16 Jun 2017 Updated: 19 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

A new Nisa Local store has opened in Southend-on-Sea railway station following a three-week refurbishment of a previously-derelict unit.


Nisa retailers raise £7m through Making a Difference Locally

15 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Donations through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity have hit the £7m mark since its formation in 2008.


Spar's Shop & Win campaign returns with bigger prizes

15 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Spar’s Shop & Win campaign has returned for the summer with new digital innovation and bigger prizes.


Nisa appoints City firm to advise on restructuring

12 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

Nisa Retail has appointed asset management firm Lazard to advise the organisation.


Nisa cuts costs with new double-deck trailers

01 Jun 2017 | By Andrew Don

Nisa Retail has managed to slash costs and emissions associated with transporting food and drink by taking on a new fleet of double-deck trailers and loading systems.

Chilled champions

Select & Save considering new supply options

19 May 2017 | By David Rees

Symbol group Select & Save has hinted that it could exit Nisa and sign a new supply agreement with a different wholesaler

Nisa cider festival

Nisa cider festival reaps nearly £2m in extra sales

19 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

Nisa’s latest three-week Cider Festival resulted in almost an extra £2m cider sales for the business – more than twice as much as last year’s – the independent buying group has reported.

Booker-Makro depot in Sheffield

Booker avoids "distractions" over Tesco merger

18 May 2017 | By David Rees

Booker‘s focus on “business as usual” in advance of the planned merger with Tesco has yielded “market-leading revenue growth”, according to chief executive Charles Wilson

Chartman Group

Spar announces 8.5% annual sales growth

17 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

Spar UK’s retail figures are heading toward £3bn with news that last year’s sales hit £2.84bn – an 8.5% uplift on 2015.

Spar Tangier

Appleby Westward acquires four Hampshire Spar stores

04 May 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Appleby Westward, the South West Spar distributor, has added to its portfolio of company-owned stores after acquiring four stores in the Portsmouth area.

food to go

Simply Fresh to launch new format

03 May 2017 Updated: 05 May 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Simply Fresh is preparing to launch a new format for stores under 700sq ft in size as the symbol group continues to expand its estate.


Costcutter launches campaign for Independent own brand

26 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has launched a new promotional campaign for its own brand, Independent.


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.

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Britvic webinar

Understanding the soft drinks levy

30 Jun 2017

What is the soft drinks industry levy or so-called “sugar tax”, and what does it mean for your business?