Dominic Taylor steps down as PayPoint chief executive

Dominic Taylor spent 21 years as chief executive and director of the board

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Heart of England Co-op

Heart of England Co-op posts 5.95% lfl Christmas sales rise

25 Jan 2019 | By Robin Mannering

The Heart of England Co-operative Society has reported a 5.95% increase in like-for-like sales over the three-week Christmas period.

PayPoint One Pro with epos

PayPoint One rolled out to more than 12,000 stores

24 Jan 2019 | By Christian Fuller

PayPoint has announced a rise in net revenue for the three months to 31 December 2018, having rolled out its PayPoint One service to more than 12,000 convenience retailers across the UK.

Central England Co-op Chadwicks, Leicester

Central England Co-op Christmas sales boosted by c-stores

23 Jan 2019 | By Christian Fuller

Central England Co-op has announced a 4.1% rise in like-for-like sales across its convenience stores in the three-week Christmas period ending 5 January.

Warner's Budgens, Winchcombe

Midcounties Co-op set to buy four Warner's Budgens stores

18 Jan 2019 | By Robin Mannering

High-profile Budgens retailer Guy Warner has agreed to sell four of his Cotswolds-based stores to the Midcounties Co-operative.

Grocery Inflation

Slow food sales growth in December as total spend drops

18 Jan 2019 | By Christian Fuller

Food store sales increased by just +0.3% in value in December 2018 compared with the previous month, as total retail sales decreased by -0.9% in value, according to official new data.

Heart of England

Heart of England Co-op appoints new food division manager

17 Jan 2019 | By Robin Mannering

The Heart of England Co-operative Society has appointed former McColl’s and Nisa executive Steve Browne as general manager of its Food Division.

Spar mds

Spar appoints interim managing directors to replace Robinson

15 Jan 2019 | By Robin Mannering

Spar has announced the appointment of two interim managing directors to succeed Debbie Robinson, who is set to take the helm at Central England Co-operative.

Lidl of the Future

Lidl sales boosted by Deluxe premium range over Christmas

11 Jan 2019 | By Robin Mannering

Lidl has announced an 8% increase in total sales in the Christmas trading period, driven by a surge in sales of its premium range.

Festive point of sale in store.

Lincolnshire Co-op announces 7.5% rise in Christmas sales

10 Jan 2019 | By Christian Fuller

Lincolnshire Co-op has announced a 7.5% rise in food store sales, driven by significant growth in the sale of its Love Local range.

Tesco Extra

Tesco outperforms market in festive sales

10 Jan 2019 | By Christian Fuller

Tesco has announced “very strong” sales in its third quarter, which included the Christmas period, representing the grocery multiple’s best UK festive performance in almost a decade.

Sainsbury’s like for like sales continue to slip

Sainsbury's posts drop in third quarter like-for-like sales

09 Jan 2019 | By Christian Fuller

Sainsbury’s has announced total retail sales, excluding fuel, were down 0.4% across its third quarter, which includes Christmas, with like-for-like sales down 1.1%.


Morrisons announces 3.6% like-for-like Christmas sales growth

08 Jan 2019 | By Robin Mannering

Morrisons has announced a 3.6% increase in like-for-like sales excluding fuel over the Christmas period, driven by its wholesale business.


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Reporting retail crime

05 Feb 2019 | By James Lowman

If retailers stop reporting crimes when they take place there’s a danger that forces will see theft as even less of a priority over time, says James.