Harry Kane World Cuo 2018

Stores enjoy winning World Cup and warm weather sales

England’s final Group game will be against Belgium on Thursday 28 June

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Plastic waste

Businesses offered funding to tackle plastic waste

19 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Businesses are being invited to apply for a share of £4m to fund plastic waste reduction projects.

Blakemore depot

Bestway agrees to buy two Blakemore depots

18 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Bestway Wholesale has exchanged contracts with A.F. Blakemore with a view to purchasing two of the company’s cash and carry depots.


Warm weather and Royal Wedding boost May retail sales

14 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Warm weather and Royal Wedding celebrations united to create a sunny spell of sales for retailers in May, new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) suggests.

Pass My Parcel

Connect Group to close Pass My Parcel service

14 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Connect Group, the parent company of Smiths News, has announced it plans to close its Pass My Parcel service, which is used by an associated network of 3,000 retailers.

Costcutter Ordering

Costcutter rolls out updated ordering platform for retailers

13 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has rolled out its latest ordering platform upgrade, designed to help retailers operate more efficiently.

Checking for ID

JTI toughens up youth access prevention scheme

13 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

JTI is re-launching its underage sales prevention programme with tough new consequences for stores which repeatedly fail to demonstrate responsible retailing practices.

Father's Day 2018

Stores prepare to cash in on Father's Day sales

12 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Father’s Day sales are predicted to be bigger than ever in 2018 with shoppers expected to spend £799m on products and gifts this June, according to a new survey by marketing agency Savvy.

Lincolnshire Co-op charity

Lincolnshire Co-op unveils battalion of charitable support

12 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The Lincolnshire Co-op has teamed up with local producers in a fundraising drive for the Royal British Legion and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Soft drinks category

Diet drink sales soar in sugar tax wake, retailers report

11 Jun 2018 Updated: 15 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Retailers are reporting a surge in sales of reduced-calorie soft drinks, two months after the government’s Soft Drinks Levy came into force on 6 April. 

Poundworld Kirkgate Leeds

Discounter Poundworld falls into administration

11 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Discount retailer Poundworld has appointed administrators today (June 11) after the company failed to find a buyer for its business.

Wholesaler Depot

A.F. Blakemore looks to close cash & carry depots

08 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

A.F. Blakemore & Son has confirmed that three of its cash and carry depots are expected to close in the next week, as the company looks to sell its cash and carry business.


Sainsbury's opens in-store ice cream parlours

08 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Sainsbury’s has partnered with Unilever to launch branded ice cream parlours at a number of its stores.


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Richard Inglis

Turn to tech to keep you running

12 Jun 2018 | By Richard Inglis

Richard discusses the benefits of using RDM units to monitor temperatures in his chillers and freezers.

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