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ACS backs proposed bill to protect Scottish shop workers

A consultation into the proposals was launched by MSP Daniel Johnson in January

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Today's Group launches 'Save More Sell More’ initiative

19 Apr 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Today’s Group has launched a ’Save More Sell More’ initiative to help independent member wholesalers and retailers to understand the Today’s business.

Straws

Plastic straws to be outlawed as part of waste crackdown

19 Apr 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The government plans to ban the sale of plastic straws and drink stirrers as part of its crackdown on avoidable plastic waste.

Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee aims to recycle 500 million disposable cups per year

18 Apr 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Costa Coffee has announced that it wants to start a ’cup recycling revolution’ by recycling the same volume of disposable cups as it sells by 2020.

ACS Summit

Former Waitrose boss calls for workplace happiness revolution

18 Apr 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Mark Price, a former minister and managing director of Waitrose, has challenged retailers to prioritise workplace happiness in order to boost productivity and profit.

Muller wiseman Dairies truck

Müller food service delivery operation placed under review

18 Apr 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Müller Milk & Ingredients has launched a review into its food service delivery operation, which supplies fresh milk and other products to 3,000 non-residential customers in England and Wales.

Central England Co-op FareShare Project

Central England Co-op project cuts food waste by 40%

17 Apr 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Central England Co-op has cut food waste by 40% in a trial running in nine stores across Leicestershire aimed at reducing waste and supporting good causes.

Amazon delivery station

Amazon is now the UK’s fifth largest retailer

17 Apr 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Amazon is now the fifth biggest player in UK retail, new figures from Global Data suggest.

Bargain Booze

Bestway confirms plan to retain Conviviality assets

16 Apr 2018 | By David Rees

Bestway is to retain all stores inherited as part of its acquisition of Conviviality Retail and run them as a company-owned c-store division, the wholesaler has confirmed.

Nectar card

Sainsbury's trials digitally-focused Nectar scheme

16 Apr 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Sainsbury’s is shaking up its Nectar points reward scheme with a digitally-led trial where shoppers only earn points on preselected products and loyal customers are rewarded with the greatest number of points.

Best-one

Bestway posts positive results with strong retail growth

16 Apr 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The Bestway Group has revealed an “encouraging” set of financial results, for the year ended 30 June 2017, with sales through Best-one stores up by 19.7%, excluding tobacco.

Central England Co-op

Central England Co-op reports rise in sales and profits

13 Apr 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Central England Co-operative has reported a £5.3m rise in profits to £16.6m for the year ending January 27.

Dike and Son

Dike & Son launches lucky dip scratchcard campaign

13 Apr 2018 | By Sarah Britton

Dorset-based Dike & Son has launched a lucky dip scratchcard campaign to drive sales and increase footfall and loyalty.

Nisa DTS System

Nisa launches new ordering system for members

13 Apr 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Nisa has launched a new online portal that will allow retailers to browse and order thousands of products and services from local, regional and specialist suppliers.

PayPoint One

Booker and PayPoint agree back office deal for latest platform

12 Apr 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

PayPoint is to provide Premier and Family Shopper retailers with back office links for its PayPoint One platform.

Illicit tobacco seizure

Undercover TV show exposes Wales' illicit tobacco problem

12 Apr 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

An undercover investigation, aired on Welsh national television earlier this week, has highlighted the scale of Wales’ illicit tobacco problem.

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