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Spar reminds customers to stay loyal in digital campaign

Spar’s digital campaign to encourage consumers to keep supporting independent retailers has returned for the summer.

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Clarity on Summer Statement VAT cut welcomed

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the inclusion of certain food and drink sales in the reduced rate of VAT announced by the Chancellor in his Summer Statement. 

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Senior shake-up at Simply Fresh

Simply Fresh has appointed Michael O’Loughlin as its new chief operating officer, effective 31 August.


Retail industry confusion over VAT cut in Summer Statement

The Chancellor’s Summer Statement revealed a series of measures to kickstart the hospitality industry, however the retail sector was mostly left out in the cold. 


Paypoint and RingGo partner for in-store parking payments

PayPoint and payment app RingGo have joined forced to launch RingGo Retail, a new offering that enables drivers to pay for parking at over 27,000 retailers across the UK.


Government stance on retail crime disappoints sector

The government’s response to a call for evidence on violence towards shopworkers has left the retail industry disappointed.

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Nisa retailers raise £280,000 for charity

Nisa retailers have supported good causes with almost £280,000 since the start of the UK pandemic. 

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Pret a Manger ‘missing a trick’ with restructure

Food to go chain Pret a Manger has been accused of missing out on an opportunity by not working with the convenience channel as it announces site closures.

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GroceryAid launches School Essentials Grant scheme

GroceryAid has launched the School Essentials Grant to reduce the financial impact on parents working in the industry when children go back to school in September. 


CMA issues price-gouging warning to retailers

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has expressed concern over price-gouging during the coronavirus pandemic.



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