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Opportunity to win share of plastic-conscious shoppers highlighted


A new YouGov survey has highlighted the opportunity for stores to win market share among “increasingly plastic waste-conscious shoppers”.

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Court of Appeal increases sentence for violent c-store robber


A man who repeatedly stabbed a police officer and threatened two female store workers during a knife-wielding armed robbery at a Premier store in Wigan has had his sentence increased by the Court of Appeal.

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Tesco sales boosted by Booker’s like-for-like 3.1% growth


Tesco has announced a 3.1% increase in like-for-like sales across Booker in the 13 weeks to 25 May, despite a slowdown in the group’s underlying UK sales growth.


Morrisons and Amazon to expand same-day delivery service


Morrisons and Amazon have announced plans to expand their same-day online grocery delivery service.


Ministers confirm more frequent business rates revaluations


Business rate revaluations will increase to every three years from the current five years, with the next revaluation brought forward a year to 2021, under new legislation introduced this week.

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Lidl set to open 40 new stores in South East


Lidl has announced plans to open 40 new stores the South East of England as part of a £500m investment.

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New support service launched for victims of retail crime


Grocery industry charity GroceryAid has launched a new service to provide professional counselling support to retail colleagues in the aftermath of an accident, robbery or assault in the workplace.

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IT glitches highlight importance of access to cash, says Which?


Consumer organisation Which? is calling for access to cash to be protected, after one in seven people in the UK were left unable to use their card due to an outage in the last year.

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High street stores step up under-age knife sales prevention


High street retailers are demonstrating an improved commitment to clamp down on under-aged knife sales, new age-check audit data from Serve Legal suggests.

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Waitrose expands two-hour delivery service following trial


Waitrose is expanding its Waitrose Rapid Delivery trial outside of London, following a successful trial.  

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Man jailed following knife-wielding Halifax robbery


A man who stole from the till during a knife-wielding armed robbery at a convenience store in West Yorkshire has been jailed for three years.



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