Parfetts Aintree

Parfetts looks to expand Go Local fascia to 500 stores

The wholesaler has trebled its new store target for 2018 in response to consolidation

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Retailers urged to get behind plastic-free campaign

22 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Independent retailers have been urged to capitalise on the government’s plastic reduction agenda.

James Hall lorry

James Hall recalls pork products from Spar stores

22 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

James Hall is recalling two Spar branded pork products because they may contain salmonella.

Parcel collection

C-stores burdened by surge in parcel returns

19 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Convenience retailers who offer parcel services are battling against a frenzy of returns as shoppers splurge in the New Year sales.

Spar MRH

Retail property sales up but value down in 2017

18 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The value of the retail property market dipped in 2017 but demand was significantly up on the previous year, driven by the forecourt sector, according to specialist agents Christie & Co.

Spar British Athletics Sponsorship

Spar announces three-year sponsorship of British Athletics

18 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Spar UK has announced it has signed a three-year deal to sponsor British Athletics, which will see the group offer wide-ranging support until the end of 2020.

Passport to Profit Trade Event winners

Today's Group reveals winning Passport to Profit retailers

18 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The three retailer winners of the Today’s Group’s Passport to Profit programme have been revealed.

young person

Trust and integrity vital for younger consumers, says HIM

17 Jan 2018 | By David Rees

Transparency and integrity are key values that retailers and brand owners must embrace in order to retain the loyalty of the next generation of consumers, according to shopper insight firm HIM

Bestway Big Thank You Promotion

Bestway launches 'Big Thank You' retailer promotion

16 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Bestway Wholesale has announced its largest ever three-day promotional event, The Big Thank You.

coffee machine

UK coffee market grew by 7.3% in 2017, report reveals

16 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The UK coffee shop market grew in turnover by 7.3% to £9.6bn in 2017, according to a new report.

Booker quarterly results

Booker reports 3.8% rise in total like-for-like sales

11 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Booker Group has announced a rise in total like-for-like sales of 3.8%, during the 16 weeks to December 29 2017.

healthy snacks

Retailers back healthy snacking for children

10 Jan 2018 Updated: 12 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker, Ieuan Hughes

The provision of quality, affordable low calorie products for children is climbing up the convenience retailing agenda….

Londis Sheppey

Food drives retail sales growth in December

09 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Like-for-like food sales increased by 2.6% during the three months to December, while total sales exceeded the 12-month average, according to the latest BRC–KPMG sales monitor.


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Pete Cheema

Working together

23 Jan 2018 | By Pete Cheema

Only by working collaboratively can major government policy be made to work, argues Pete.

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