Parfetts Aintree

Parfetts announces double digit like-for-like sales growth

Staff have earned a 3% bonus following the fourth quarter results

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Booker-Makro depot in Sheffield

Booker reports 4.2% rise in first quarter like-for-like sales

05 Jul 2017 | By Andrew Don

Booker Group has reported group sales up 4% year on year and like for likes up 4.2% in its first-quarter trading update.

Zapper app in store

NFRN endorses Zapper loyalty app to membership

04 Jul 2017 | By David Rees

Mobile payment and loyalty app Zapper has signed a new partnership with the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN)

Nisa returns to profit

Nisa exceeds profit target with £8.6m EBITDA

30 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

The Nisa board is claiming to have exceeded its profit target for the year in the full-year results, released today.

Booker-Makro depot in Sheffield

Booker asks CMA to "fast track" probe into Tesco merger

29 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

Booker has made a formal request to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to “fast track” its investigation into the proposed merger with Tesco to the next stage of the process.


Nisa completes £120m refinancing deal

23 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Nisa Retail has completed a £120m refinancing agreement with HSBC and Wells Fargo as it targets future growth.

Midcounties Co-operative stores

Midcounties scores top marks in corporate responsibility index

23 Jun 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Midcounties Co-operative has clinched the rare achievement of five stars in Business in the Community’s annual Corporate Responsibility Index.


Sainsbury's in talks to acquire Nisa, say reports

19 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

According to weekend newspaper reports, J Sainsbury has entered into exclusive discussions to acquire Nisa Retail for £130m.

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


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


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Pete Cheema

A healthy challenge

14 Jul 2017 | By Pete Cheema

Scottish retailers are tackling obesity and don’t need further regulation, SGF’s chief executive asserts.

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