Londis announces 19% sales growth amid strong recruitment

Nearly 300 stores joined the symbol group in the last financial year

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National Lottery ticket sales return to growth, Camelot reports

11 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

National Lottery owner Camelot has announced that ticket sales sold in its 2017/18 financial year (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018) increased by £26.4m to £6.95bn - a return to growth for the category. 


Asda posts return to annual sales growth as profits dive 13%

31 May 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Asda has posted a return to like for like sales growth for the year to 31 December 2017, although annual operating profits dropped 13%.

Chelmsford Star co-op

Chelmsford Star Co-op profits down amid "challenging times"

23 May 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Chelmsford Star Co-op has announced a year-on-year increase of 6.6% in gross takings but pre-tax profits declined by 28.5% amid “challenging times” for the high street.

Simply Food

M&S slows Simply Food growth amid clothing store closures

22 May 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to continue opening new Simply Food sites despite scaling back the expansion programme and increasing the number of Clothing stores it plans to close to more than 100 by 2022.

Southern Co-op, Overton

Southern Co-op posts rise in sales and store numbers

11 May 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The Southern Co-op has announced a 9% rise in annual income to more than £430m and a 1.6% growth in like-for-like food sales.


Morrisons registers strong start to the year

10 May 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Morrisons has reported a group like-for-like sales increase of 3.6% (excluding fuel) in the 13 weeks to May 6, comprising equal 1.8% contributions from its retail and wholesale businesses. 

Jim Hepburn CJ Lang chairman

CJ Lang & Son selects new company chairman

08 May 2018 | By David Rees

Scottish Spar retailer and distributor CJ Lang has announced the appointment of Jim Hepburn as its new company chairman


Co-op announces new Nisa ceo as takeover completes

08 May 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-op Group has completed its acquisition of Nisa Retail and announced former Tesco executive Ken Towle as chief executive of the distributor.

Tamworth Co-op Glascote

Tamworth Co-op posts strong end-of-year results

04 May 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Tamworth Co-operative has reported a total trading surplus of £1.19m for the year ending January 27, an 11% increase on the previous year.

Appleby Westward Retail Distribution Centre

Appleby Westward reports 5.2% rise in like-for-like sales

03 May 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Appleby Westward, the South West Spar distributor, has announced a 5.2% increase in like-for-like sales for the first half of its financial year ending March 2018.

Scotmid Ratho

Scotmid blames profit fall on "avalanche of cost challenges"

25 Apr 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Scotmid Co-operative has announced a 9.4% drop in annual trading profit to £4.8m, which it attributed to an “avalanche of cost challenges”.


Bestway posts positive results with strong retail growth

16 Apr 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The Bestway Group has revealed an “encouraging” set of financial results, for the year ended 30 June 2017, with sales through Best-one stores up by 19.7%, excluding tobacco.


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Richard Inglis

Turn to tech to keep you running

12 Jun 2018 | By Richard Inglis

Richard discusses the benefits of using RDM units to monitor temperatures in his chillers and freezers.

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