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Premier drives footfall with deals on bread, milk and sugar

19 Jul 2017 | By Andrew Don

Booker has given its Premier symbol group retailers the opportunity to drive footfall with competitive deals on bread, milk and sugar.

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UK inflation unexpectedly falls in June

18 Jul 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The UK’s inflation rate fell to 2.6% in June from 2.9% in May, according to official statistics.

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Supermarkets in global decline as online and discounters grow

17 Jul 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The global market share of supermarkets and hypermarkets is shrinking, with the decline especially pronounced in the UK, as the ‘new order’ of discounters and e-commerce takes hold, according to Kantar Worldpanel research.


High street footfall rises by 0.9% in June

17 Jul 2017 | By Robin Mannering

High street footfall increased by 0.9% in June on the previous year as retailers benefited from the arrival of summer, according to the latest BRC-Springboard footfall monitor.

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Lincs Co-op closes two food distribution centres

14 Jul 2017 | By Andrew Don

Lincolnshire Co-op will use the Co-op Group’s supply chain for ambient as well as fresh and frozen following the closure of its two food distribution centres in Lincoln.

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Blakemore Retail opens innovative new Spar store

13 Jul 2017 | By Andrew Don

Blakemore Retail has opened a new Spar convenience store in Aldridge, Walsall – its first to feature digital menu boards and one of the first to feature a Daily Deli fresh cream counter.

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Tesco and Booker merger faces in-depth investigation

12 Jul 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has referred the proposed merger between Tesco and Booker for an in-depth investigation after concluding that shoppers could face “worse terms” in more than 350 areas across the UK.

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Leading suppliers back Sales Assistant of the Year

12 Jul 2017 Updated: 12 Jul 2017 | By David Rees

Some of the biggest suppliers to the convenience market are supporting Sales Assistant of the Year 2017.


James Retail Group embraces digital learning for 600 staff

12 Jul 2017 Updated: 12 Jul 2017 | By Andrew Don

The James Retail Group has embraced digital learning with news that more than 600 of its staff at its 74 stores will look to boost their skills in a dozen key areas of business.


Retailers resigned to multiple-led consolidation

11 Jul 2017 Updated: 14 Jul 2017 | By Andrew Don

Much of the independent convenience store sector is resigned to multiple-led consolidation in the wake of the proposed Tesco/Booker deal and Sainsbury’s interest in Nisa.

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Today's Group uses eye tracking to create the perfect depot

10 Jul 2017 | By David Rees

The Today’s Group is employing eye-tracking technology to help create the optimum depot layout for its cash and carries

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MRH, Spar and Greggs partner on revamped Plymouth site

10 Jul 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Spar distributor Appleby Westward has collaborated with service station operator MRH and Greggs in the renovation of the Landmark petrol station and forecourt site at Forder Valley, Plymouth.


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A healthy challenge

14 Jul 2017 | By Pete Cheema

Scottish retailers are tackling obesity and don’t need further regulation, SGF’s chief executive asserts.

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Britvic webinar

Understanding the soft drinks levy

30 Jun 2017

What is the soft drinks industry levy or so-called “sugar tax”, and what does it mean for your business?