Halloween 2018

Millennials forecast to boost Halloween spend this year

40% of consumers take to social media for inspiration for Halloween purchases

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CRA 2019

Convenience Retail Awards 2019 open for entries

17 Oct 2018 | By David Rees

Entries are now open for the 2019 Convenience Retail Awards, the premier award scheme dedicated to retailers in the UK’s convenience sector.

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East of England Co-op highlights success of food waste scheme

17 Oct 2018 | By Robin Mannering

East of England Co-operative has seen a 25% reduction in both food waste and the cost of waste disposal since it started selling products past their ‘best before’ date at discounted prices.


Co-op Group continues to buck trend as grocery sales slow

17 Oct 2018 | By Christian Fuller

The Co-op Group has once again outperformed the big four as recent overall grocery sales slowed following a record summer of spending, according to new Nielson data.

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Lifestyle Express estate buoyed by 30 new stores

17 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Lifestyle Express has added 30 stores to its estate after joining forces with Essex-based Time Wholesale Services and its retail club members

Bay Bashir

Bay Bashir enjoys instant rewards after Go Local switch

17 Oct 2018 Updated: 19 Oct 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Middlesbrough retailer Bay Bashir has enjoyed an immediate sales and margin boost after switching his five stores to Parfett’s Go Local fascia a month ago.

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Spar Parkfoot sponsors England Women's rugby player

15 Oct 2018 | By Christian Fuller

Kent-based forecourt operator Spar Parkfoot has announced its continued sponsorship of England Women’s rugby player, and former store employee, Rosie Galligan.

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Lottery retailers star in Camelot's latest TV campaign

11 Oct 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

National Lottery operator Camelot is launching a new National Lottery marketing campaign, featuring four convenience store retailers.

Richard Inglis Self-Serve Tills

Southern Co-op franchisees introduce self-serve tills

10 Oct 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Franchisees of the Southern Co-op have successfully introduced self-serve checkouts in a number of Welcome-branded stores.

High street

Reform business rates to trigger investment, MPs told

10 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Business rates must be reformed if retailers are to invest in their businesses and help UK highstreets to flourish, an influential committee of MPs has been told.


Spar md calls for newspaper cross-merchandising solutions

10 Oct 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Spar UK managing director Debbie Robinson has called for cross-merchandising of newspapers with “dynamic” growth areas such as coffee and food to go in order to drive sales of the print news category.

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Price still a barrier to healthy snacking purchasing, HIM says

09 Oct 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The majority of shoppers are consuming more healthy than unhealthy snacks but price continues to be a barrier to purchase, according to research from HIM.


Major retailers unite in drive to boost vegetable consumption

08 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Most of the UK’s major supermarkets and discounters have joined forces to help improve the UK’s declining vegetable consumption.


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Far-reaching impact?

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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