Food waste

Global call to standardise food date labels by 2020

The Consumer Goods Forum has issued the call to action to cut food waste

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Spar Princess Street

Retailers get set to attract student spend

19 Sep 2017 Updated: 22 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Retailers in university cities are looking to attract new students during Freshers’ Week with a combination of availability, fresh food, home products and cutting-edge technology.

Welsh store

Co-op Group opens new store in South Glamorgan

15 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group has opened a food store in Cwmbach, South Glamorgan, representing a £500,000 investment.

Cider Sales Increase

Annual cider sales top £1bn for the first time since 2014

14 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Cider sales have climbed to more than £1bn this year, the first time the sector has hit the milestone figure since 2014, according to Nielsen.

Nisa Heritage Salmon Range

Nisa and Spar own label upgrades focus on provenance

13 Sep 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Nisa and Spar have both announced they are launching new own brand ’meal for tonight’ ranges in a bid to tap into the growing consumer trend towards quality ingredients and provenance.

Staff

Southern Co-op store employs staff via charity link up

13 Sep 2017

A Southern Co-operative store has linked with charity Shaw Trust to help people back into work.

One Stop Leamington

One Stop launches "behavioural clustering" programme

12 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

One Stop Stores has further evolved its localisation credentials with the adoption of “behavioural clustering”.

Co-op

Co-op sponsors schools awards to raise food awareness

12 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group has launched a new sponsorship that will help students learn about global issues, including where their food comes from.

Nisa Woodthorpe

New Nisa store owner becomes father of triplets

11 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

An entrepreneur with a background in takeaway food businesses has opened a Nisa Local in Woodthorpe, on the outskirts of Nottingham, and become a father to triplets into the bargain.

Daily Deli

Blakemore to match-fund Spar retailers' investments

11 Sep 2017 | By David Rees

Blakemore Trade Partners (BTP) has announced a new match-funding scheme for Spar stores in the company’s catchment area of central England and Wales.

Nisa 40th celebrations

Nisa lorry named after shopper's late father

07 Sep 2017 | By Robin Mannering

A Norfolk shopper has paid tribute to her late father by naming a Nisa lorry after him as part of the group’s 40th birthday celebrations.

Staff living wage

20,000 jobs disappear from c-store sector

06 Sep 2017 Updated: 08 Sep 2017 | By David Rees

The number of jobs in the UK convenience store sector has fallen for the second consecutive year as business costs such as the National Living Wage continue to make an ongoing impact on business operations.

Organic vegetables

Retailers urged to get behind organic food campaign

01 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Organic Trade Board (OTG) has urged UK retailers to take advantage of a ”tipping point” for organic produce

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Donna Mullan

Multiple ambition

11 Sep 2017 | By Donna Mullan

A second store is a huge commitment, but has by no means put us off adding to our retail site portfolio, writes Northern Ireland retailer Donna Mullan.

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