Costcutter Golden Balls Campaign

Costcutter celebrates success of 'Golden Balls' campaign

Shoppers were given the chance to win a luxury holiday as part of the initiative

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Camelot Quarterly Prize Winner

Manchester retailer wins £10,000 in Camelot prize draw

14 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Waquar Akhtar, of Choudhry Brothers convenience store in Greater Manchester, has been named as the first National Lottery retailer to win £10,000 through Camelot’s Site, Stock, Sell quarterly prize draw.

Southern Co-op Charity Awareness Week

Southern Co-op staff raise £50,000 for local causes

14 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Southern Co-operative has raised £50,000 for charities across the south of England after its staff took part in the society’s annual Charity Awareness Week.

Sainsbury's scan and go

Sainsbury's offers checkout-free shopping in London Local

13 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Sainsbury’s has launched ‘scan and go’ technology in its busy convenience store in Clapham North, London.

Food to Go portions

Calls for caps on food to go portion sizes in Scotland

13 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Portion sizes offered by food to go stores and outlets in Scotland are too large and must be capped, a new study by the government-funded research and advisory body Obesity Action Scotland claims.

Landmark and Todays merger combined logo

Landmark and Today's fascias to continue after merger

13 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Landmark Wholesale and Today’s Group have sought to reassure independent retailers about the future of their facias in the wake of the independent wholesale groups’ planned merger.


Spar launches nationwide ‘Sparbecue’ campaign

13 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Spar UK has launched a new campaign to promote its range of own-label products this summer, inviting shoppers to host their own barbecue parties.

Martin Race Bestway

Bestway completes purchase of Blakemore depot in Walsall

13 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Bestway Wholesale has formally completed the purchase of the former A.F Blakemore depot in Walsall.

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Finnish store lets shoppers sleep over to escape heatwave

09 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A Finnish supermarket has been allowing its customers to sleep the night in its cool aisles as the country continues to sizzle in high summer temperatures.

Queue management

Slow service at the till tops list of shopper gripes

08 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

In today’s increasingly fast-paced world, slow service at the checkout is the number one source of shopper irritation a new study has revealed.  

JET forecourt store

Forecourt store offers kids' tours in engagement drive

08 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A forecourt store in Brentford is doing its bit to pump up community engagement by offering behind the scenes tours to local nursery school children.


Heatwave cooks up fresh challenges for stores

06 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

With large parts of the UK continuing to bake in above average temperatures, retailers are having to keep cool heads to tackle a range of heat-related problems.

The Range Discount Store

Iceland food offer to be sold in The Range discount chain

06 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Iceland Foods and The Range discount chain have entered into a strategic alliance that will introduce Iceland’s food offer into The Range’s home, garden and leisure stores.


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Linda Williams

A sizzling summer

14 Aug 2018 | By Linda Williams

June, July and now August have been good months for our sector, says Linda

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