Combe Martin

Central Convenience Stores continues to expand

The P&H-owned chain has acquired its 116th site, in North Devon

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Students bag extra discount at Co-op food

Co-op food strategy drives strong performance

10 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-op Group’s convenience business proved the main driver of the mutual’s market-outperformance in food sales last year.

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

Retailer forced to resubmit plans to buy Jersey's Costcutter stores

05 Apr 2017

Channel Islands retailer Sandpiper has been forced to resubmit its application to buy 16 J Mart Costcutter stores on Jersey after the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA) threw out the original application, submitted last September.

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P&H announces refinancing deal with JTI and Imperial

05 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

Palmer & Harvey (P&H) has followed up its extended distribution deal with Tesco with the successful conclusion of refinancing talks with existing lenders Japan Tobacco International (JTI) and Imperial.


P&H signs three-year supply contract with Tesco

03 Apr 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Palmer and Harvey (P&H) had extended its distribution contract with Tesco by three years, amid refinancing talks with tobacco manufacturers.

Booker announce fourth quarter results

Tobacco decline dents Booker's Q4 sales growth

30 Mar 2017 | By Simon Banks

Booker has announced like-for-like sales growth of 0.7% for the fourth quarter, despite a sharp drop in tobacco sales.

Tesco and Unilever enters price dispute

Tesco fined £129m for false accounting practices

28 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Tesco has been fined £129m by the Serious Fraud Office over false accounting practices between February and September 2014.

99p Store

Discount chain 99p Stores enters administration

27 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

High street discount chain 99p Stores has entered administration less than two years after being bought by Poundland.

Applegreen forecourt with Subway

Irish forecourt group Applegreen continues UK expansion

16 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Republic of Ireland petrol forecourt retailer Applegreen is continuing to grow its presence in the UK.


Sainsbury's posts 7% rise in Q4 convenience sales

16 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Sainsbury’s convenience business delivered total sales growth of nearly 7% in the fourth quarter, when the group opened 10 Sainsbury’s Locals, the retail giant has reported.


JCR focuses on convenience with churn of sites

09 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

James Convenience Retail (JCR) has disclosed ambitions for 200 stores over the next few years, most of which would operate under its Select Convenience model.


Morrisons opts to roll out c-store offer with Rontec forecourts

09 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Morrisons and Motor Fuel Group (MFG) have ditched their convenience store trial, and the supermarket group has instead opted to roll out Morrisons Daily with Gerald Ronson’s Rontec group of forecourts.

Neil Turton Co-operatives UK

New co-operative role for former Nisa chief Neil Turton

28 Feb 2017 | By David Rees

Former Nisa chief executive Neil Turton is to join trade body Co-operatives UK in the new role of chief operating officer


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Donna Mullan

Onwards and upwards!

20 Apr 2017 | By Donna Mullan

Donna Mullan, co-owner of Mullan’s Spar in Armagh, describes the impact of winning CRA 2017.

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