Christmas Day is only five months away and the 2019 season marks the first time that retailers supplied by Nisa and Costcutter can access The Co-op Group’s festive range of own-label products. Do any of the following take your fancy?
Bargain Booze owner Bestway Retail is conducting a “root and branch” review of all its franchise and company-owned estate to inform a mission-led approach to store formats in the future, according to chief retail officer Andy Cresswell.
Almost one year on from the Co-op Group’s takeover of Nisa, store owners are receiving their first trading-related share payments and painting an improving picture of margins and store support, but say that plenty more still needs to be done.
The latest accounts for Costcutter Supermarkets Group show that the organisation has continued to lose money in 2018, but the management team remains confident that the group has turned a corner back into positive territory following the new supply deal with the Co-op.
Sainsbury’s and Asda have offered to sell up to 150 supermarkets and a number of convenience stores to allow their proposed merger to go ahead, amid concerns raised by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
Unitas Wholesale has made significant progress in delivering “a competitive commercial package” for its independent retailers, including faster access to NPD and enhanced rates for food to go services, according to managing director Darren Goldney.
Morrisons achieved its £700m annualised wholesale supply sales target in the year to February, and remains on target to exceed £1bn in wholesale sales, the multiple announced in its latest annual results.