Northern Ireland Nisa store introduces Vegware packaging

Milestone Rathfriland Nisa Extra is now selling fresh products in Vegware packaging

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Fruit & Vegetables Inflation

Retail bodies warn of 'no deal' price hikes and shortages

21 Feb 2019 | By Gaelle Walker

Leaving the EU without a deal could see the price of some of the most commonly bought fruit, vegetables, meat and fish rise by up to 45%, leading retail bodies in the UK, Northern Ireland and Ireland have warned.


Major retailers back new food waste innovation

21 Feb 2019 | By Gaelle Walker

Five of the UK’s largest grocery retailers have given the green light to a new ‘chill to freeze’ innovation designed to reduce food waste and get quality surplus produce into the hands of low-income shoppers who need it most.

Sainsburys Asda Merger

Sainsbury's and Asda merger thrown into doubt

20 Feb 2019 | By Gaelle Walker

The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda is in jeopardy after phase two of the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation provisionally found “extensive competition concerns.”


Waitrose invests in energy-saving chiller technology

20 Feb 2019 | By Christian Fuller

Waitrose is set to introduce new energy-saving shelf design in an attempt to make its stores more energy efficient.

McColl’s strengthens operational board new appointments

McColl’s profits fall following supply chain disruption

18 Feb 2019 | By Christian Fuller

McColl’s Retail Group has announced an 8.1% increase in total revenue in the year ending 25 November 2018, but supply chain disruption was blamed for a drop in pre-tax profit to £7.9m.

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C-stores forced to accept empty bottles in DRS proposal

18 Feb 2019 | By Gaelle Walker

The government has launched its long-awaited consultation into a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers


Promoted: Why Nisa is the best choice for independent retailers Video

15 Feb 2019 | By Nisa

With multi award-winning stores across the UK and Ireland, Nisa is the proven partner of choice for many market-leading, independently minded retailers.

A.F. Blakemore

A.F. Blakemore acquires Philpotts prepared food stores

14 Feb 2019 | By Gaelle Walker

A.F. Blakemore has acquired the Philpotts chain of 21 prepared-food stores, following the administration of parent company Patisserie Valerie.

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Sainsbury's leads move towards displaying e-cigs on shop floor

14 Feb 2019 | By Gaelle Walker

Leading UK retailers and vape manufacturers are responding to the growing vape opportunity by relocating devices onto the shop floor.

CCEP Great British Spring Clean

Coca-Cola invites c-stores to join Great British Spring Clean

13 Feb 2019 | By Ieuan Hughes

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced that it is supporting this year’s Great British Spring Clean as part of a long-term partnership with Keep Britain Tidy.


Co-op Group ready to deliver franchising "at scale"

12 Feb 2019 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-op Group has announced it now has the capability to deliver franchising “at scale”, while launching a new website and setting out criteria for potential franchisees.

Sainsburys Asda Merger

CMA extends deadline on Asda-Sainsbury’s merger probe

12 Feb 2019 | By Christian Fuller

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) has extended its deadline for a final decision on the proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda by eight weeks.


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Reporting retail crime

05 Feb 2019 | By James Lowman

If retailers stop reporting crimes when they take place there’s a danger that forces will see theft as even less of a priority over time, says James.