McColl's performance results

McColl's issues profit warning as like-for-like annual sales drop

The group also reported “teething issues” with availability of the Safeway brand 

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PayPoint reports revenue decline but rise in profits

29 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

PayPoint has announced a decline in net revenue for the six months to September 30, but said strategic plans had helped bring in a 4.0% rise in pre-tax profit.


Greggs announces 4.5% like-for-like sales growth

29 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Like-for-like sales in food-to-go chain Greggs have risen 4.5% for the eight weeks to 24 November 2018 following bumper autumn sales.

Appleby Westward Retail Distribution Centre

Appleby Westward reports 4.39% rise in like-for-like sales

23 Nov 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Appleby Westward, the South West Spar distributor, has reported a like-for-like sales rise of 4.39% for the 2018 financial year and recruited 27 new Spar stores.

Premier Victoria Dock Hull

Independent c-stores falling behind on food to go, says HIM

23 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Independent convenience stores are missing out on the food to go category, according to new HIM research.

Simply Fresh

Simply Fresh appoints former 7-Eleven chief Tim Chalk as ceo

21 Nov 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Simply Fresh has appointed Tim Chalk, former ceo of 7-Eleven Hong Kong & Macau, as its new chief executive.

Unitas Wholesale

Unitas Wholesale promises efficient and effective future

21 Nov 2018 | By David Rees

Unitas Wholesale is aiming to be first choice business partner for suppliers in the independent sector with a future strategy based on being the most efficient and effective route to market.

CJ Lang

CJ Lang looks to the future with new energy

16 Nov 2018 | By David Rees

CJ Lang is approaching the future with increased pace and energy under a new management team to turn the perennial “sleeping giant” into a more dynamic and successful operator in the Scottish convenience market.

Supermarket shopper

Premium grocers drive supermarket sales slowdown

13 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Supermarket sales slowed in October 2018 compared to the same time last year, with premium grocers Waitrose (-1.3%) and Marks & Spencer (-1.2%) recording a marked decline in sales, according to Nielsen data.


Convenience drives Sainsbury's like-for-like sales growth

08 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Sainsbury’s has reported a 4% growth in total convenience sales, helping to drive a 0.6% increase in overall like-for-like grocery sales in the six months to 22 September.

Marks & Spencer food hall

Marks & Spencer reports food sales decline

07 Nov 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has reported a 2.9% decline in like-for-like food sales in its latest half year results.

Unitas Wholesale

Unitas Wholesale created from merger of Landmark and Today's

01 Nov 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The merger of wholesale buying groups Landmark Wholesale and Today’s Wholesale Services completed yesterday, creating Unitas Wholesale Ltd.

Lincolnshire Co-op

Local range drives Lincolnshire Co-op's rise in annual sales

24 Oct 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Lincolnshire Co-op has announced a 5.4% rise to £329m in annual sales at its food stores, driven by significant growth in the sale of its local range.


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Focus on energy drinks

12 Dec 2018 | By James Lowman

Store owners should debate selling energy drinks to children with their community, says James.

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