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More shoppers turning to own brand amid rising prices

19 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

The rising cost of household groceries has seen an increasing number of consumers purchasing supermarket own-label products rather than branded equivalents, according to Nielsen.

Spar Princess Street

Retailers get set to attract student spend

19 Sep 2017 Updated: 22 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Retailers in university cities are looking to attract new students during Freshers’ Week with a combination of availability, fresh food, home products and cutting-edge technology.

Bottle Tops

MPs relaunch inquiry into reducing bottle waste

18 Sep 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Parliament has turned its attentions once again to reducing waste created by disposable coffee cups and plastic bottles, which the Association of Convenience Stores has warned could result in a deposit return scheme.

Sydenham High Street

Councils under pressure to distribute business rate relief

15 Sep 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The government is set to expose local authorities that have not distributed business rate relief funds to small businesses.

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Co-op Group opens new store in South Glamorgan

15 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group has opened a food store in Cwmbach, South Glamorgan, representing a £500,000 investment.

81% of parents believe manufacturers have a responsibility to reduce sugar in products

80% of parents look for low sugar products, survey reveals

14 Sep 2017 | By Robin Mannering

A new survey has revealed that 80% of parents regularly look for low or no-sugar products for their families, yet 30% are unable to find these products in store.


Morrisons on track to become a £1bn wholesaler

14 Sep 2017 | By David Rees

Morrisons expects to achieve wholesale sales of more than £1bn within a couple of years, according to its latest trading statement.

£10 note

Bank of England issues new £10 polymer note

14 Sep 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Bank of England today issued the new £10 note, joining the £5 note in the first series of polymer banknotes.

MFG Didsbury

Motor Fuel Group set to add 17 new sites to estate

14 Sep 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is set to add 17 sites to its fast-expanding network of forecourts.

Cider Sales Increase

Annual cider sales top £1bn for the first time since 2014

14 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Cider sales have climbed to more than £1bn this year, the first time the sector has hit the milestone figure since 2014, according to Nielsen.


Costcutter launches biggest ever Freshers Week campaign

13 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Costcutter is launching its largest ever Freshers Week campaign across its 16 university stores.

Nisa Heritage Salmon Range

Nisa and Spar own label upgrades focus on provenance

13 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Nisa and Spar have both announced they are launching new own brand ’meal for tonight’ ranges in a bid to tap into the growing consumer trend towards quality ingredients and provenance.


Southern Co-op store employs staff via charity link up

13 Sep 2017

A Southern Co-operative store has linked with charity Shaw Trust to help people back into work.

Scotmid Ratho

Scotmid wins Fair Tax Mark for second successive year

13 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

Scotmid Co-operative, which operates more than 350 stores across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England, has won the Fair Tax Mark for the second consecutive year.

One Stop Leamington

One Stop launches "behavioural clustering" programme

12 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

One Stop Stores has further evolved its localisation credentials with the adoption of “behavioural clustering”.


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