Central England Co-op

Central England Co-op reports Christmas sales boost

The group enjoyed its highest ever Sunday sales on Christmas Eve in 2017

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Christmas sales

Southern Co-op announces 6% Christmas sales growth

12 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Southern Co-operative has reported a 6% increase in like-for-like sales for the three-week Christmas period ending 6 January 2018.

Supermarket trolley

Tesco leads festive growth among big four supermarkets

10 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Tesco led festive sales growth among the big four supermarkets in the 12 weeks ending 31 December 2017, but the Co-op Group suffered a decline in sales, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s latest figures.

Lincolnshire Co-op

Lincolnshire Co-op enjoys strong Christmas sales

09 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Lincolnshire Co-op has announced a 7% increase in like-for-like sales during the three-week Christmas period with the society’s Love Local range performing particularly well.

William Reed

William Reed acquires Pro-Retail trademark

04 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

C-Store publisher William Reed has acquired the trademark Pro-Retail from the Palmer & Harvey (P&H) administrators for an undisclosed sum.

Aldi supermarket

Aldi sales top £10bn for the first time in 2017

04 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Discounter chain Aldi has reported sales in excess of £10bn for the first time in 2017, boosted by record Christmas trading. 


Nisa enjoys Christmas sales boom in wake of P&H collapse

04 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Nisa Retail has announced a 17.7% increase in sales in the 10-week Christmas period after picking up new customers in the wake of the Palmer & Harvey collapse.

MFG Didsbury

MFG expands network with acquisition of 14 forecourt sites

02 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group has announced the acquisition of 14 sites from Golden Cross Group Limited, adding to a raft of site purchases completed earlier in the year.


Tesco-Booker merger formally approved by CMA

20 Dec 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the proposed merger of Tesco and Booker following an in-depth investigation.

Budgens Kingsclere

MRH signs Booker supply deal and extends Budgens tie-up

19 Dec 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Forecourt operator MRH has signed a deal with Booker to supply 370 stores previously serviced by collapsed wholesaler Palmer & Harvey - and to roll out its retail partnership with Budgens to a further six sites.

Central Convenience Stores

Bargain Booze completes buyout of Central Convenience chain

18 Dec 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Bargain Booze has completed the £25m acquisition of the Central Convenience chain from WS Retail (WSR), a subsidiary of collapsed wholesaler Palmer & Harvey.

Delivery vehicle

No buyers found for former P&H van sales division

13 Dec 2017 | By David Rees

No takers have emerged for the van sales division of collapsed wholesaler Palmer & Harvey, and so the business will be wound down by the administrators


Shell UK selects Booker as its new supply partner

13 Dec 2017 | By David Rees

Booker has signed a new three-year deal to supply Shell UK stores nationally


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23 Jan 2018 | By Pete Cheema

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