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Spend n Save Gunman Incident

Family of high profile retailer wrestle gunman out of store Video

22 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

A brave shopkeeper and shop assistant have stopped a masked gunman, who tried to rob their West Midlands convenience store, by wrestling the man out of their shop

Amazon Go

Amazon to open revolutionary checkout-free store to public

22 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Amazon is set to open its first checkout-free convenience store to the public today (Monday), in a move which could revolutionise shopping convention.


Retailers urged to get behind plastic-free campaign

22 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Independent retailers have been urged to capitalise on the government’s plastic reduction agenda.

James Hall lorry

James Hall recalls pork products from Spar stores

22 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

James Hall is recalling two Spar branded pork products because they may contain salmonella.

Parcel collection

C-stores burdened by surge in parcel returns

19 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Convenience retailers who offer parcel services are battling against a frenzy of returns as shoppers splurge in the New Year sales.

Spar MRH

Retail property sales up but value down in 2017

18 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The value of the retail property market dipped in 2017 but demand was significantly up on the previous year, driven by the forecourt sector, according to specialist agents Christie & Co.

Central England Co-op

Central England Co-op reports Christmas sales boost

18 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Central England Co-operative has reported a 6.2% rise in like-for-like sales in its convenience stores during the three-week Christmas and New Year period.

Spar British Athletics Sponsorship

Spar announces three-year sponsorship of British Athletics

18 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Spar UK has announced it has signed a three-year deal to sponsor British Athletics, which will see the group offer wide-ranging support until the end of 2020.

Passport to Profit Trade Event winners

Today's Group reveals winning Passport to Profit retailers

18 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The three retailer winners of the Today’s Group’s Passport to Profit programme have been revealed.

Bestway Big Thank You Promotion

Bestway launches 'Big Thank You' retailer promotion

16 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Bestway Wholesale has announced its largest ever three-day promotional event, The Big Thank You.

coffee machine

UK coffee market grew by 7.3% in 2017, report reveals

16 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The UK coffee shop market grew in turnover by 7.3% to £9.6bn in 2017, according to a new report.

Iceland store

Supermarket Iceland aims to be plastic free by 2023

16 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Supermarket chain Iceland has announced plans to eliminate or drastically reduce plastic packaging used in all its own-label products.

Bestway Wholesale

Bestway launches new van operation following P&H collapse

15 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Bestway Wholesale has announced the launch of a new van sales operation after acquiring the vehicles from Palmer and Harvey’s (P&H) administrators.

Premier Stores

Man arrested over ATM explosion outside c-store

15 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

A man has been arrested in relation to an ATM explosion outside a Premier store in Clydebank, Scotland, which left another man critically injured.


Police appeal for witnesses after tragic store robbery

15 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Police in Saltcoats, Glasgow are appealing for witnesses following a tragic store robbery.


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