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SimplyFresh appoints new commercial director

SimplyFresh has announced the appointment of Steve Drake as its new commercial director and member of the board of directors.

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Convenience store sector generates £44.7bn in sales

The convenience sector generated £44.7bn in sales over the last year, with two-thirds of stores reporting an increase in sales during lockdown. 


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Charles Wilson announces retirement from Booker

Booker CEO Charles Wilson has announced that he is to retire after 15 years in the role. 

Financial constraints force NFRN to cut back

Extinction Rebellion protest hits newspaper sales

Retailers have been left without several newspapers following a protest by lobby group Extinction Rebellion at presses around the country. 

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Co-op to create 1,000 new jobs through estate expansion

The Co-op has announced plans to create 1,000 new jobs through an estate expansion programme that will see three new stores open every week until December. 

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ACS promotes guidance for disabled customers

The ACS is promoting new guidance for retailers on meeting legal requirements towards disabled customers.


BRC lobbies MPs to support retail workers

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched the Shopworkers’ Protection Pledge to help curb abuse against staff and has urged MPs to support it. 

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Plastic carrier bag charge to be extended to convenience retailers

The government’s decision to extend the plastic carrier bag charge to all retailers has been welcomed by the convenience retail industry. 



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