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Convenience retailers have made record investments of almost £300m in their businesses over the last three months

C-store retailers investing more in their businesses

21 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

C-store retailers invested more in their businesses over the last three months than both the previous quarter and the same period in 2016, but more are cutting staff hours, according to new figures from the Association of Convenience Stores.

Euro Garages

Euro Garages purchases Birmingham pub site

20 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Euro Garages has acquired a pub site in Birmingham as it continues to expand its estate.

Contactless card payment grows by 33.5% in a year

'Touch and go' contactless spending up 34% this year

20 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

‘Touch and go’ contactless spending has surged by 34% since the beginning of 2017, according to the Barclaycard Contactless Spending Index.

Spar

Appleby Westward extends price reduction initiative

20 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Appleby Westward, the South West Spar distributor, is investing up to £600,000 in extending its wholesale price reduction initiative for another year.

Richmond

Sainsbury's in talks to acquire Nisa, say reports

19 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

According to weekend newspaper reports, J Sainsbury has entered into exclusive discussions to acquire Nisa Retail for £130m.

Railway station

Nisa Local store opens in Southend railway station

16 Jun 2017 Updated: 19 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

A new Nisa Local store has opened in Southend-on-Sea railway station following a three-week refurbishment of a previously-derelict unit.

Whole Foods Market

Amazon to acquire upmarket grocer Whole Foods Market

16 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

Amazon is to acquire upmarket grocery chain Whole Foods Market in a hugely significant move into bricks-and-mortar retailing

Tesco CEO Matt Davies raises concerns over potential “lethal” effects of inflation on consumers

Tesco posts 2.7% rise in like-for-like UK food sales

16 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Tesco has announced a 2.7% increase in like-for-like UK food sales in its first quarter trading results.

Pradip Dhamecha

Dhamecha to open ninth cash and carry depot

16 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

Today’s Group member Dhamecha has acquired a site in Birmingham for its ninth cash and carry depot

Nisa

Nisa retailers raise £7m through Making a Difference Locally

15 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Donations through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity have hit the £7m mark since its formation in 2008.

Spar

Spar's Shop & Win campaign returns with bigger prizes

15 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Spar’s Shop & Win campaign has returned for the summer with new digital innovation and bigger prizes.

Costcutter Kirton

Costcutter using Shopper First to raise store standards

15 Jun 2017 Updated: 16 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Costcutter is using its Shopper First programme as a carrot to drive up standards and address inconsistencies across its retail estate, chief executive Darcy Willson-Rymer told the IGD Convenience Conference last week.

Camelot announces changes to EuroMillions from September

Camelot announces National Lottery review after sales decline

14 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Camelot UK is carrying out a strategic review of The National Lottery after announcing an 8.8% fall in sales for the 2016/17 financial year.

Simply Fresh

Stores urged to design out weak spots

14 Jun 2017 Updated: 16 Jun 2017 | By Andrew Don

Retailers and experts are increasingly stressing the importance of designing out weak points in store to minimise the impact of theft.

commodites food price analysis

Inflation rises to four-year high of 2.9% in May

14 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Inflation rose at its highest rate for four years in May, according to official statistics.

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