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Gun-wielding c-store robber evades Norfolk Police


A gun-wielding robber has evaded capture following an armed robbery at a Premier store in Norfolk.


Food sales strengthen in March, says ONS


Food store sales increased by 0.7% in value in March 2019 compared with the previous month, as total retail sales increased by 1.2% in value, according to official new data.

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Co-op sees growth in robot deliveries of groceries


Thousands of grocery deliveries to Co-op shoppers in Milton Keynes are now being made each week using autonomous delivery robots, the company behind the technology has revealed.


Price of legal cannabis soars in Canada post legalisation


Six months after the sale of recreational cannabis was legalised in Canada, illicit products are undercutting legal stores by a “wide margin,” new price data released by Statistics Canada (StatCan) suggests.

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FSA urges vigilance as food hygiene rating scam circulates


The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is urging retailers in England and Wales to be on their guard against a new food hygiene rating scam which could leave them out of pocket and under pressure.

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Illicit traders prosecuted as Track and Trace laws loom


Just weeks before new Track and Trace laws designed to bring the illicit tobacco trade to heel are introduced, a fresh spate of retailers and individuals have been prosecuted for the crime.

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ACS helps launch new Convenience Retailing diploma


The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has partnered with the University of Surrey’s Department of Marketing and Retail Management to offer the first ever diploma in Convenience Retailing.

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Nisa retailers seeing rewards of Co-op deal


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.

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One Stop's first five-year franchisee contracts up for renewal


The first One Stop franchisees are deciding on whether to re-sign to the format as the Tesco-owned chain marks the fifth anniversary of its franchise operation.

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Spar retailer David Charman launches click & collect butchery service


Award-winning retailer David Charman, owner of Spar Parkfoot in West Malling, Kent, has launched a click & collect service for his in-store butchery in time for Easter.

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Three in four subpostmasters earning less than NLW, says poll


More than three-quarters (76%) of subpostmasters are earning less per hour than the National Living Wage from working in their post office, according to a National Federation of Subpostmasters (NFSP) poll.



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