MPs warn of ‘no-deal’ Brexit impact on food shortages and price rises


A no-deal Brexit will likely result in “selective and unpredictable” food shortages, as well as price increases, MPs have warned.

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High demand for plant-based milk products, research highlights


Convenience retailers have a growing opportunity to profit from the sale of plant-based milk alternatives, which are becoming increasingly popular with British shoppers, new research from Mintel has revealed.

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Proportion of crimes resulting in charges at lowest since records began


The proportion of crimes resulting in a charge or summons fell to 7.8% in the year to March, marking the lowest figures since the Home Office began compiling the data in 2015.

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CJ Lang stores trial new stands for Healthy Living Programme


Twelve Spar Scotland stores are trialling new in-store stands for the Scottish government-funded Healthy Living Programme.

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Spar retailer set to introduce free water refill station


A Somerset-based Spar retailer is poised to introduce a free water refill station in store in a move he described as “inevitable”.

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Camelot anticipates Lottery sales boost for retailers this week


National Lottery retailers can expect increased sales this week thanks to the Lotto Must Be Won draw and a special EuroMillions draw, according to Camelot.

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Central England Co-op’s crime crackdown yields positive results


Central England Co-op has overseen a 6% drop in burglaries and 30% decrease in robberies across its stores following a major crackdown on retail crime.


West Midlands family opens Nisa store on site of former business


A Nisa Local store in the West Midlands has opened under the ownership of Pal Singh, more than 30 years after his father sold his business on the site.

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M&S opens Simply Food concessions in WHSmith stores


Marks and Spencer is trialling Simply Food concessions in four WHSmith stores in towns where it has recently closed sites.


Government consults on raising National Lottery minimum playing age to 18


The government is consulting on raising the minimum age limit to play National Lottery games to 18.

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Environment secretary backs “all in” Deposit Return Scheme


Environment secretary Michael Gove has backed a comprehensive Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers.



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