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Calls for caps on food to go portion sizes in Scotland

13 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Portion sizes offered by food to go stores and outlets in Scotland are too large and must be capped, a new study by the government-funded research and advisory body Obesity Action Scotland claims.

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Landmark and Today's fascias to continue after merger

13 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Landmark Wholesale and Today’s Group have sought to reassure independent retailers about the future of their facias in the wake of the independent wholesale groups’ planned merger.


Spar launches nationwide ‘Sparbecue’ campaign

13 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Spar UK has launched a new campaign to promote its range of own-label products this summer, inviting shoppers to host their own barbecue parties.

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Bestway completes purchase of Blakemore depot in Walsall

13 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Bestway Wholesale has formally completed the purchase of the former A.F Blakemore depot in Walsall.

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Finnish store lets shoppers sleep over to escape heatwave

09 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A Finnish supermarket has been allowing its customers to sleep the night in its cool aisles as the country continues to sizzle in high summer temperatures.

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Two men on trial for armed robbery at Ramsgate c-store

09 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Two men have appeared in court in connection with an armed robbery at a Ramsgate convenience store, which resulted in the owner of the store being shot and injured.

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Jail for store worker who hid 1,400 fake fags in his trousers

09 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A grocery shop worker who was caught with thousands of illicit cigarettes down his trousers has been jailed for almost a year.

Queue management

Slow service at the till tops list of shopper gripes

08 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

In today’s increasingly fast-paced world, slow service at the checkout is the number one source of shopper irritation a new study has revealed.  

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Dee Bee reaps benefit of Grimsby acquisition

08 Aug 2018 | By David Rees

Dee Bee Wholesale is celebrating the recruitment of new customers in the Grimsby area following the acquisition of the former Blakemore Wholesale depot in the town

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Parfetts thanks weather and deals for best ever trading

08 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The recent good weather coupled with powerful promotions has seen trading at Parfett’s Cash and Carry hit an all-time high.

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Kellogg's ticked off for sugar advertising breach

08 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Kellogg’s has been rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for breaching rules governing the broadcast of products that could promote foods high in fat, salt, or sugar (HFSS) to children under 16.

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Forecourt store offers kids' tours in engagement drive

08 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A forecourt store in Brentford is doing its bit to pump up community engagement by offering behind the scenes tours to local nursery school children.

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Landmark and Today's members to vote on merger

06 Aug 2018 | By David Rees

Independent wholesale groups Landmark Wholesale and Today’s Group are to put a proposal to merge the two organisations to a vote of their respective members


Heatwave cooks up fresh challenges for stores

06 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

With large parts of the UK continuing to bake in above average temperatures, retailers are having to keep cool heads to tackle a range of heat-related problems.


Stores at risk of flouting new CCTV data protection laws

06 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A large number of retailers with CCTV systems are still at risk of falling foul of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which were enforced more than two months ago.


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