Post Office

Post Office appoints Amanda Jones as retail sales director

Jones most recently held senior roles at Conviviality plc and Nisa

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Costcutter sales fall highlights cost of P&H tie-up

02 Oct 2018 | By David Rees

Accounts filed for Costcutter’s parent company the Bibby Line Group (BLG) show that sales at the symbol group declined to £512m in year to 31 December 2017, down from £628m in the previous year.

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MFG gets approval to complete MRH takeover

02 Oct 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has been given the go ahead to complete its merger with MRH, with the condition it offloads nearly 40 sites.

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Aldi plans to open 130 new stores over the next two years

01 Oct 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Aldi has announced plans to open 130 new stores between 2019 and 2020, alongside a £300m investment in its existing network of stores and regional distribution centres. 

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Sainsbury's-Asda merger could harm competition in 463 areas

28 Sep 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury’s could lead to a “substantial lessening of competition” in 463 local areas, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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CJ Lang appoints Stephen Brown as head of food to go

25 Sep 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Scottish Spar retailer and distributor CJ Lang & Son has appointed Stephen Brown, formerly of Scotmid Co-operative, as head of food to go.

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Food sales boost Scotmid half year profits by 16%

21 Sep 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Scotmid Co-operative delivered a £2.3m trading profit for the 26 weeks ended 28 July 2018, a 16% increase on the same period last year.

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Central England Co-op announces strong first half sales

21 Sep 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Central England Co-operative has announced a 7% increase in like-for-like sales in its convenience stores in its first half trading results.

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Bestway md Martin Race to be replaced by Dawood Pervez

19 Sep 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Bestway Wholesale managing director Martin Race is to retire from the business on 30 November, to be replaced by Dawood Pervez.


Co-op sales boosted by Nisa acquisition and food sales

14 Sep 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Co-op Group has announced a 10% increase in sales for the first half of 2018 to £5bn, driven by a strong food sales performance and the completion of its acquisition of Nisa.

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Unitas Wholesale announces board of directors

13 Sep 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Unitas Wholesale Ltd has announced the appointment of Darren Goldney as managing director and John Mills as deputy managing director.


Wholesale growth drives Morrisons revenue rise

13 Sep 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Revenues at Morrisons surged in the half year to 5 August helped by its growing wholesale business.

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Landmark and Today's members vote in favour of merger

07 Sep 2018 Updated: 07 Sep 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Members of Landmark Wholesale and the Today’s Group have overwhelmingly accepted plans to merge the two buying groups.


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17 Oct 2018 | By James Lowman

Last week the Scottish government published a consultation aimed at tackling obesity. We’ve seen a number of policies start in Scotland then become law in Westminster, says James.

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