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    Tesco to re-submit Notts plans


    Tesco intends to re-submit plans for a £40m store in Nottingham after withdrawing its application in response to objections from council officers.

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    Morrisons gears up convenience offer


    Supermarket giant Morrisons is ready to test its ambitions in the c-store sector amid rumours that it is considering a franchise offer for independents. The chain's first c-store under the M Local brand opens this month in Ilkley,...

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    Little Waitrose format goes big on expansion


    Waitrose is to accelerate its move into the convenience sector, starting with the opening of 20 ‘Little Waitrose’ stores within the M25 by the end of 2012.

  • Product News

    Co-operative relaunches premium range


    The Co-operative has relaunched its Truly Irresistible premium range with 50 new products and money-off promotions across the portfolio

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    What’s in a name? Quite a lot when it comes to Tesco


    Has anybody ever come across a property company called Portenstar? Kirin Patel, whose Londis trades at Chessington, Surrey, says rumours are rife that Portenstar is after change-of-use planning permission for a just-under 3,000sq ft disused…

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    Tesco wins Harefield store battle


    Tesco has won a four-year battle to open a store in Harefield, Uxbridge. 

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    Council advised against approving £40m Tesco store


    Plans for a £40m Tesco store in Nottingham are hanging in the balance after council officers advised against approving it planning permission.

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    Riot at Stokes Croft Tesco store


    A Tesco Express store in Stokes Croft, Bristol was the scene of a riot last Friday involving 160 police officers in riot gear and over 300 protestors.

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    Record profits for Midcounties Co-op


    The Midcounties Co-operative has announced a 35% increase in trading profit for the past year. It recorded a trading profit of 26m, a record for the group and up from the previous year's figure of 19.3m. The group's food offering saw a...

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    Morrisons’ M Local gets cool reception


    Morrisons' first foray into convenience has been met with criticism from local businesses.

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    Co-op snaps up Shropshire Nisa store


    Nisa member DAB Stores has sold its convenience store and garage forecourt site in Minsterley, Shropshire, to the Co-operative Group for 1.6m

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    Beat crime with Co-op’s free training


    The Co-operative Group is to offer its crime awareness training computer programme to independent retailers for free. Currently in the final stages of development, the downloadable software will feature questionnaires on how staff could...

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    Co-op restructures following expansion


    The Co-operative Group is to overhaul its management structure following its recent wave of acquisitions and expansion. It claims the changes will create 1,700 jobs in its food stores over the next five months, with most of the ...


    Stand up to Tesco


    Tesco is increasing its brand presence across the country, but successful local action and a growing national campaign offer hope for c-stores


    Last indie in ‘Tesco town’ loses the fight


    The competition proves too much for the only remaining Bicester c-store

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    The Co-op blames bad weather for sales dip


    Extreme weather conditions led to a drop in sales for The Co-operative Group in the final quarter of 2010.

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    Strand Co-op ticks off last postcode


    The Co-operative Group will soon have a food store operating in every postcode in the UK when it opens a new premises in The Strand, London.

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    Tesco wins Sheringham store war


    A bitter 14-year battle by small shopkeepers to keep Tesco out of the Norfolk town of Sheringham has been lost by a hair's breadth. To the bitter disappointment of residents and local businesses who opposed the application, North Norfolk...

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    Co-ops post strong half year results


    The Midcounties Co-operative has posted a 34% increase in trading profit for the first half of the year. The group's food sales for the six-month period rose 6.4% as shoppers supported responsible retailers, chief executive Ben Reid...

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    Tesco makes U-turn over garden site


    Tesco has backed out of plans to build a store on the site of a community garden in Brighton, East Sussex. Following a long-running battle with the community and local Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, Tesco community and government director...