The Sandpiper company hopes to acquire the Island’s 16 Costcutter stores

Costcutter set to announce new supply contract

The arrangement is widely expected to be with the Co-operative Group

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Nisa members prepare to vote on Co-op Group takeover

08 Nov 2017 | By David Rees

Nisa members are preparing to cast their votes on the Co-op’s proposed takeover of the mutually-owned food distributor.

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M&S to slow its Simply Food store opening programme

08 Nov 2017 | By Gaelle Walker

Marks and Spencer plans to “reposition” its food offer and slow its Simply Food store opening programme as it seeks to grow in the competitive market-place.


Small businesses still pay too much for their energy

07 Nov 2017 | By Gaelle Walker

Small businesses are still paying 50% more for their energy than larger firms, a new report by energy regulator Ofgem’s reveals.


Doubts persist about Nisa vote on Co-op takeover

06 Nov 2017 | By David Rees

A section of the Nisa membership is becoming increasingly vocal and agitated about the proposed takeover by the Co-operative Group.


Morrisons announces 2.5% rise in like-for-like sales

02 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Morrisons has announced a 2.5% increase in like-for-like sales in its third quarter trading statement.

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Lincolnshire Co-op announces 6.8% rise in food sales

30 Oct 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Lincolnshire Co-op has announced a 6.8% rise in annual sales at its food stores, driven by chilled, food to go and significant growth in local products.

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P&H confirms potential takeover by The Carlyle Group

27 Oct 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Palmer and Harvey has confirmed it has entered a period of exclusivity with The Carlyle Group ahead of a planned takeover by the buyout firm.

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Rising costs blamed for record decline in retail employment

26 Oct 2017 | By Andrew Don

Jobs in retail are falling at a record pace because of government policy and a technological revolution, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned

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Nisa and Co-op given food for thought at merger meetings

23 Oct 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Nisa members have given their feedback on the Co-op Group’s proposed takeover offer at regional roadshows held by Nisa and Co-op management last week.

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Nisa members react to Co-op offer ahead of roadshows

16 Oct 2017 | By Robin Mannering, Andrew Don

Nisa members are pressing for more details about the proposed Co-operative Group takeover ahead of regional meetings next week which Nisa members, management and Co-op representatives will attend.

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Booker announces positive like-for-likes despite tobacco slump

12 Oct 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Booker has announced a 2.7% increase in like-for-like sales in the first half, despite a slump in tobacco sales.

Nisa returns to profit

Nisa board recommends £137.5m Co-op offer to members

10 Oct 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The board of Nisa Retail has unanimously recommended to its shareholders a takeover offer of up to £137.5m from The Co-operative Group.


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All systems go

15 Nov 2017 | By Linda Williams

Premier retailers Linda and Dennis prepare their store for Christmas and a new Aldi in Edinburgh.

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