Bestway posts positive results with strong retail growth

Best-one and Xtra Local retail club membership continued to grow in the year

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Co-op Group reports 3.4% rise in like-for-like food sales

06 Apr 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-operative Group has reported a 3.4% increase in like-for-like sales at its food stores in 2017, as the organisation returned to profit.

Nick Read

Former Nisa boss Nick Read appointed as Extra Energy ceo

06 Apr 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Former Nisa chief Nick Read has been appointed as group ceo of energy supplier Extra Energy.

Bargain Booze Select Convenience Ramsgate

Conviviality confirms PwC as administrators

05 Apr 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Conviviality Plc has appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as administrators to the business. 

Bargain Booze

Conviviality in talks with various parties over sale of Retail arm

04 Apr 2018 | By Robin Mannering, Ieuan Hughes

Conviviality has confirmed it is in discussion with a number of parties interested in the purchase of the Retail business.


A.F. Blakemore to sell its 12 cash & carry depots

03 Apr 2018 | By Robin Mannering

A.F. Blakemore has announced its intention to sell its 12 cash and carry depots as a going concern.

Bargain Booze

Conviviality to file for administration in two weeks

28 Mar 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Conviviality plc is to appoint administrators within the next fortnight after failing to raise the £125m it required to save the business.


Colin McLean takes the helm at CJ Lang

26 Mar 2018 | By David Rees

Scottish Spar retailer and distributor CJ Lang has appointed Colin McClean as chief executive officer

Bargain Booze

Conviviality seeks £125m to recapitalise business

22 Mar 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Conviviality has triggered an equity placing to raise £125m from investors in order to recapitalise the business.

Bestway wholesale financial results

Bestway Wholesale announces 10.5% pre-tax profit rise

20 Mar 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Bestway Wholesale has announced a 10.5% increase in pre-tax profit to £23.2m for the year ending 30 June 2017, although revenue declined within its wholesale business.

Diana Hunter

Conviviality ceo Diana Hunter resigns with immediate effect

19 Mar 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Conviviality ceo Diana Hunter has stepped down with immediate effect following a tumultuous week in which the company’s shares were suspended for trading as it faced up to a surprise £30m tax bill.

Bargain Booze

Conviviality shares suspended after surprise £30m tax bill

14 Mar 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Conviviality Plc shares have been suspended for trading on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) after the Bargain Booze owner identified an unexpected £30m tax payment due on 29 March.


Morrisons reports like-for-like sales rise and wholesale success

14 Mar 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Morrisons has announced a 2.8% rise in like-for-like sales in its preliminary annual results, while its new wholesale operation remains on target to exceed £1bn in sales.


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Linda Williams Premier Broadway Convenience Edinburgh

Holding our own

19 Apr 2018 | By Linda Williams

Sound planning has paid off for Broadway Convenience, but the battle isn’t over yet, says Linda

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