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Members show support for Landmark and Today's merger

The merged company would be called Unitas Wholesale

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Landmark and Todays merger combined logo

Landmark and Today's members to vote on merger

06 Aug 2018 | By David Rees

Independent wholesale groups Landmark Wholesale and Today’s Group are to put a proposal to merge the two organisations to a vote of their respective members

Applegreen Forecourt

Applegreen to acquire majority stake in Welcome Break

02 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Irish forecourt operator Applegreen is set to acquire a majority stake in the Welcome Break service station group, one of the three dominant owners of UK motorway service areas.

Legislation

Plastic bag usage drops by 86% since 2015 charge

30 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Plastic bag sales in England’s supermarkets have dropped by 86% since the government introduced a 5p plastic bag charge in 2015.

Contactless and Mobile Pay

Link launches review into cash and digital payments

30 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

ATM network Link has launched an independent review to explore how the shift from cash to digital payments in the UK retail sector is affecting consumers and small businesses.

PayPoint Collect+ Service

PayPoint Collect+ partners with eBay for parcel pick-up

26 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

PayPoint and eBay have signed a strategic partnership that will enable eBay sellers and buyers to access the company’s Collect+ network for click and collect parcel services.

Cumbria floods

Extreme weather: Funding boost for flood-hit areas

26 Jul 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

More than 7,000 businesses and homes across England will be better protected against floods this winter thanks to a multi-million pound funding boost from the government.

Britvic Lifestyle

Britvic posts strong Q3 results following levy introduction

24 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Britvic has reported a 3.4% increase in group sales for the third quarter of this year, despite challenges with CO2 supply, but the impact of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) has been difficult to gauge given the unusually warm summer.

McColl’s strengthens operational board new appointments

McColl's ahead of schedule with Morrisons supply roll out

23 Jul 2018 | By Robin Mannering

McColl’s Retail Group is set to complete its 2018 target of switching 1,300 stores to Morrisons supply, ahead of schedule.

Parfetts Aintree

Growth for Parfetts as more retailers sign up for Go Local

10 Jul 2018 | By David Rees

Parfett’s Cash and Carry has reported record turnover for the second consecutive year.

Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson steps down from Tesco role due to illness

10 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Former Booker chief executive Charles Wilson is stepping down from his role as Tesco’s UK retail and wholesale ceo after being diagnosed with throat cancer.

Costcutter

Co-op made reported £15m takeover bid for Costcutter

09 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Co-operative Group recently made a £15m bid for the Costcutter Supermarket Group, according to reports by Sky News.

Sainsbury's Local

Sainsbury's Q1 results boosted by convenience and online

04 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Sainsbury’s has reported a 0.2% rise in like-for-like sales in its first quarterly results for 2018, including healthy sales growth in its Local convenience stores and online business.

Poll

Does your store have air conditioning?

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blogs

Linda Williams

A sizzling summer

14 Aug 2018 | By Linda Williams

June, July and now August have been good months for our sector, says Linda

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