The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has reiterated the criminal implications of retailers buying alcohol from rogue traders after HMRC rejected more than 1,300 applicants for the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS).
Unbranded chocolate bars that warn “chocolate may kill you” and cans of fizzy drinks with health warning triangles on them: this could be where convenience retailing is heading because of the “nanny state”, a libertarian group and consumer activism body have warned.
Ethically-motivated shopping is an increasingly important growth market that is expected to become a major retailing trend in the near future, a new report from global real estate advisor Colliers International claims.
Convenience store operators have highlighted key issues they want the new government to resolve after the General Election on 8 June.
The Association of Convenience Stores has urged political parties not to use the minimum wage as a bargaining tool ahead of the surprise General Election on 8 June.
Convenience store retailers are reporting a successful weekend of Easter trading, with sales of chocolate eggs particularly buoyant.
Leading c-store retailers are singing the praises of digital media screens, ahead of a national roll-out by one of the main providers.
Innovative Bites, the importer and wholesaler of American grocery and confectionery products, has announced the acquisition of Hancocks, the UK’s leading supplier of wholesale sweets.
The Co-op has announced it will be launching a new wide-reaching food redistribution scheme this week, supporting 2,500 good causes in towns and villages in postal areas where it has stores.
The Connolly family’s Spar store in Tidworth, Wiltshire, has reopened following a £1m redevelopment project.
The government is mulling the launch of a deposit return scheme for bottles and cans despite an outcry from convenience stores all over the UK.
Henderson Group, owner of Spar, Eurospar and Vivo in Northern Ireland, trumpeted a record financial year at its wholesale conference in Seville Spain, last weekend.
Tesco has shed further light on the “mixture of opportunities” that its proposed £3.7bn acquisition of Booker will present, including the possibility of enhanced financial services and click and collect for independent retailers.
Blakemore Wholesale Distribution has announced a five-year deal to supply 220 Royal Voluntary Service hospital sites.
The ACS has urged the government to ensure councils are given full discretion over the business rates relief fund, and called for decisions to be made quickly.
Did Easter sales match expectations?