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James Hall launches first online Christmas catalogue

17 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Spar distributer James Hall is launching its first online Christmas catalogue, called Christmas Convenience.

The Sandpiper company hopes to acquire the Island’s 16 Costcutter stores

Costcutter set to announce new supply contract

16 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Costcutter is likely to announce its new supply deal in the next few days, with legal teams ironing out the final terms of the contract, C-Store has learned.

Conrad Davies - Spar Market Store - Gwynedd Wales

Conrad Davies opens first Spar Market store in Wales

16 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Leading convenience retailer Conrad Davies has launched the first flagship Spar Market store in Gwynedd, Wales.

Asda Quarterly Performance

Asda posts second consecutive quarter of like-for-like growth

16 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Asda recorded like-for-like sales growth of 1.1% in its latest quartley results, parent company Walmart has announced.

High street

Fewer high street shops closing down, research finds

16 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

The number of high street shops closing down has fallen to its lowest level in seven years.

Just Eat

CMA approves Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger

16 Nov 2017 Updated: 16 Nov 2017 | By Gaelle Walker

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared Just Eat’s acquisition of Hungryhouse, following an in-depth investigation.


Forecourt service eyes 'No Means of Payment' incidents

16 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Forecourt Eye has unveiled a new £15 monthly subscription service.

Simply Fresh Bethnal Green

Scotland gets go-ahead for minimum unit alcohol pricing

15 Nov 2017 | By Gaelle Walker

A minimum unit price for alcohol can proceed in Scotland, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.

Convenience Store Foodservice

Breakfast and delivery to drive growth in foodservice market

15 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

The British foodservice industry is expected to grow by an additional 83 million visits in 2018 (up +0.7% on 2017), according to new data.


More than 100 councils yet to distribute rate relief

14 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

More than 100 local authorities are yet to draw from a £300m fund to provide relief to businesses facing higher rates bills.

Food prices

Inflation in October holds steady at 3%, ONS reveals

14 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

The rate of UK inflation remained steady at a five-and-a-half-year high of 3% in October, according to official figures.


CMA provisionally clears Tesco-Booker merger

14 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared the proposed merger of Tesco and Booker following an in-depth investigation.


Tesco leads growth among big four supermarkets

14 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Tesco led sales growth among the big four supermarkets in the 12 weeks ending 4 November, but the Co-op Group suffered a decline in sales, according to Nielsen’s latest figures.

counterfeit money

Old £10 notes go out of circulation next year

14 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Old £10 notes will need to be spent before 1 March next year, when they will no longer be considered legal tender.

Nisa returns to profit

Nisa members accept Co-op takeover offer

13 Nov 2017 | By David Rees

Nisa members have accepted the takeover approach from the Co-operative Group


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