Morrisons

Morrisons on track to become a £1bn wholesaler

The supply deal with McColl’s, plus links with Amazon and Rontec, will drive turnover

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Scotmid Ratho

Scotmid wins Fair Tax Mark for second successive year

13 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

Scotmid Co-operative, which operates more than 350 stores across Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England, has won the Fair Tax Mark for the second consecutive year.

EuroMillions Draw

Bumper EuroMillions draws set to boost retail sales

11 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

National Lottery retailers are expected to see a surge in sales and footfall, with two EuroMillions draws taking place over the next month.

Wholesaler Depot

Foodservice drives sales growth for wholesalers

08 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Sales at UK grocery wholesalers grew 0.3% to almost £30bn in 2016, driven by increases in the foodservice market.

Shell Budgens Partnership Expansion

Shell expands UK retail partnership with Budgens

06 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Shell UK has announced the expansion of its partnership with Booker-owned Budgens by opening new stores at Shell sites across the country.

Chartman Group

MRH acquires South West Spar group Chartman Retail

05 Sep 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Forecourt operator MRH has acquired independent Spar group Chartman Retail, which owns 11 sites in the South West.

HubBox & Payzone Partnership

HubBox announces click and collect partnership with Payzone

04 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Click and collect technology firm, HubBox, has partnered with payment provider Payzone to expand its network of collection points.

Michael O'Loughlin Joins MFG

Michael O'Loughlin joins Motor Fuel Group

04 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has announced former Applegreen UK managing director Michael O’Loughlin as its new md for acquisitions and business development. 

Filshill

JW Filshill increases operating profit on the back of flat sales

01 Sep 2017 | By David Rees

Glasgow KeyStore wholesaler JW Filshill has reported an increased operating profit of £1.1m despite a 0.5% fall in revenue.

Barclay card

Contactless payments in c-stores soar by 101% in value

31 Aug 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Spending via contactless transactions soared by 101% in the last 12 months, reports Barclaycard

Spar trolleys

Spar International pioneers Belarus expansion

31 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Spar International has formed a partnership that will make the symbol group the first international retailer to open in the Republic of Belarus, in the former Soviet Union.

McColl's performance results

McColl's hails "step change" from acquired Co-op stores

31 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

McColl’s Retail Group has trumpeted a “step change” in sales growth, driven by the integration of 298 new convenience stores it acquired from the Co-op Group

Fruit & Vegetables Inflation

BRC warns of rising fruit and veg prices this winter

30 Aug 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is warning that the price of fruit and vegetables will rise over the next few months as the availability of UK seasonal produce wanes. 

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Donna Mullan

Multiple ambition

11 Sep 2017 | By Donna Mullan

A second store is a huge commitment, but has by no means put us off adding to our retail site portfolio, writes Northern Ireland retailer Donna Mullan.

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