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Retailer turns to crowdfunding for ambitious store plans

David Worlsfold plans to transform the store’s underground cellar into a cigar smoking room

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Asda Quarterly Performance

Asda posts second consecutive quarter of like-for-like growth

16 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Asda recorded like-for-like sales growth of 1.1% in its latest quartley results, parent company Walmart has announced.

High street

Fewer high street shops closing down, research finds

16 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

The number of high street shops closing down has fallen to its lowest level in seven years.

Convenience Store Foodservice

Breakfast and delivery to drive growth in foodservice market

15 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

The British foodservice industry is expected to grow by an additional 83 million visits in 2018 (up +0.7% on 2017), according to new data.

Food prices

Inflation in October holds steady at 3%, ONS reveals

14 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

The rate of UK inflation remained steady at a five-and-a-half-year high of 3% in October, according to official figures.

Shopping

Tesco leads growth among big four supermarkets

14 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Tesco led sales growth among the big four supermarkets in the 12 weeks ending 4 November, but the Co-op Group suffered a decline in sales, according to Nielsen’s latest figures.

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Old £10 notes go out of circulation next year

14 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Old £10 notes will need to be spent before 1 March next year, when they will no longer be considered legal tender.

CRA 2018

CRA 2018 entry deadline extended by a week

13 Nov 2017

But potential winners need to act quickly to get their names in front of the judges

Halloween display

Time-poor c-shoppers not noticing displays, says HIM

13 Nov 2017 | By David Rees

The typical convenience store shopper has only around a third of a second on average to assess a product display in a convenience store, according to HIM

High street footfall

High street footfall falls amid rising inflation

13 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

A surge in inflation has been blamed for keeping consumers away from Britain’s high streets last month - even before interest rates were raised.

Bananas

Bananas at risk of disappearing from UK shelves

10 Nov 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Bananas will become unavailable in the UK unless action is taken to prevent the spread of a disease that has affected crops worldwide, trade unions and producers have warned.

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One in five shops in Portas Pilot towns have closed

09 Nov 2017 | By Gaelle Walker

One in five shops in the 12 original Portas Pilot towns have closed, new Local Data Company research shows.

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Sainsbury's announces 1.6% rise in like-for-like sales

09 Nov 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Sainsbury’s has reported a 1.6% rise in like-for-like sales in its first half interim results.

Poll

Do you think Nisa members have done the right thing in accepting the Co-op offer?

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Champs

All systems go

15 Nov 2017 | By Linda Williams

Premier retailers Linda and Dennis prepare their store for Christmas and a new Aldi in Edinburgh.

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