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Nisa completes £120m refinancing deal

The deal provides “longer term, cheaper, and more flexible capital” for the business

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Whole Foods Market

Amazon to acquire upmarket grocer Whole Foods Market

16 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

Amazon is to acquire upmarket grocery chain Whole Foods Market in a hugely significant move into bricks-and-mortar retailing

Tesco CEO Matt Davies raises concerns over potential “lethal” effects of inflation on consumers

Tesco posts 2.7% rise in like-for-like UK food sales

16 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Tesco has announced a 2.7% increase in like-for-like UK food sales in its first quarter trading results.

Pradip Dhamecha

Dhamecha to open ninth cash and carry depot

16 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

Today’s Group member Dhamecha has acquired a site in Birmingham for its ninth cash and carry depot

Transdek

Nisa appoints City firm to advise on restructuring

12 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

Nisa Retail has appointed asset management firm Lazard to advise the organisation.

Blakemores apprentice scheme

Blakemore's commits to apprenticeship scheme

31 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

AF Blakemore aims to recruit 40 “rising stars” a year and put them through its Logistics Apprenticeship Programme

Tesco announces Q1 results for the year

CMA formally opens Tesco-Booker merger investigation

30 May 2017 | By David Rees

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has formally opened its investigation into the proposed Tesco-Booker merger

Terminal 2

PayPoint says 450 retailers have left the network

26 May 2017 | By David Rees

More than 4,200 sites have installed next-generation PayPoint One terminals, while 450 retailers have decided to give up their old T2 boxes

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Tesco removes 5p plastic bags in three-store trial

25 May 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Tesco has removed single use carrier bags from three stores as part of a 10-week trial.

Bargain Booze

Conviviality Retail announces like-for-like sales rise

25 May 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Conviviality Retail has announced a 0.5% increase in like-for-like sales in the six months to 30 April 2017.

Meat

Co-op commits to British and ethical products

24 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group’s members committed the convenience store giant to a raft of ethical, environmental, social and business initiatives at its annual general meeting in Manchester, last weekend.

McColl's Grangetown

McColl's to continue on the expansion trail

24 May 2017 | By David Rees

McColl’s Retail Group will continue on the expansion trail even after the current integration of 298 stores acquired from the Co-op Group is completed, according to chief executive Jonathan Miller

M&S Ludgate

M&S upgrades Simply Food store opening ambitions

24 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

Marks and Spencer (M&S) has upgraded the opening target for its food stores as it concentrates on convenience as part of its “strategic focus”.

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blogs

Sam Coldbeck

Come together

14 Jun 2017 | By Samantha Coldbeck

Retailers, suppliers and Trading Standards all need to work together to beat the illicit trade, writes Premier retailer Samantha Coldbeck.

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