The latest accounts for Costcutter Supermarkets Group show that the organisation has continued to lose money in 2018, but the management team remains confident that the group has turned a corner back into positive territory following the new supply deal with the Co-op.
Costcutter has unveiled the first of its new-look Mace store fascias, following the rollout of its Shopper First programme.
Booker is offering retailers enhanced margins on key lines following pressure from customers.
A convenience store in Bedfordshire is racking up double digit sales growth across almost every category following a refit and remerchandise at the start of this year.
The introduction of more than 800 Co-op products into Costcutter-supplied stores is helping to drive standards across the group, Costcutter claims.
The chief executives of the Co-op Group and Costcutter have joined forces with grocery multiples to warn MPs that their customers will be among the first to experience the realities of a no-deal Brexit.
Spare Snacks is reformulating and rebranding its snack portfolio, which is made using unwanted fruit and vegetables
The Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is set to rebrand 110 of its forecourt stores from Spar to Londis or Budgens, following an extension of its supply agreement with Booker Retail Partners (BRP).
High-profile Budgens retailer Guy Warner has agreed to sell four of his Cotswolds-based stores to the Midcounties Co-operative.
Spar has announced the appointment of two interim managing directors to succeed Debbie Robinson, who is set to take the helm at Central England Co-operative.
Nisa donated almost £1m to charities across the UK and Ireland through its Making a Difference Locally (MADL) campaign in 2018.
Nisa Retail has announced that a new and updated version of its Epos system will roll out to retailers from February this year.
Long-serving Costcutter retailers Michelle and Mike Brown have invested in a new refurbishment in a bid to become the group’s flagship store of the North East.
Nisa has launched a festive campaign, offering a range of deals across various categories.
The merger of Nisa with the Co-operative Group has been about “giving partner retailers something additional and complementary, not just a takeover,” according to Nisa chief executive Ken Towle.
Londis has launched its first ever Christmas social media campaign, giving shoppers a chance to win £500 towards their festive shopping.
Blakemore Retail’s Droitwich Spar store has relaunched with a wider range of food-to-go options for its customers.
Christie & Co has been appointed to market eight stores owned by Scottish Spar retailer and distributor CJ Lang.
Nisa stores that converted to the latest Evolution format over the past 12 months have enjoyed an average sales rise of 11.8%, according to the symbol group.
Less than a mile from the seaside, Nisa Southend Victoria has the benefit of both a railway station entrance and a street entrance, and owner Mitul Patel takes full advantage with an offer that appeals to visitors, commuters and locals.
Budgens is in “great shape” after recruiting 70 stores in the past year and expanding in to 12 new counties, according to brand director Mike Baker.
Spar’s Daily Deli range has been relaunched in Northern Ireland following a multi-million pound wholesale partnership.
Owner Andrew Thornton discusses his vision to eliminate plastic packaging in store, and urges the backing of manufacturers and retailers.
Budgens retailer Andrew Thornton believes his Belsize Park store will be “virtually” plastic-free within three years and has challenged retailers and manufacturers to follow suit in his vision to reduce plastic packaging.
Debbie Robinson is stepping down as Spar’s managing director to take the helm of the Central England Co-operative, after current chief executive Martyn Cheatle retires in May 2019.
Spar has unveiled a new range of dessert pots, in a move to drive growth in the continental desserts sector.
Spar is giving its juice range a fresh facelift, with a new-look packaging design to showcase the products’ taste credentials.
Spar is hoping its new range of soups will help retailers appeal to shoppers this autumn and winter.
High-profile Budgens retailer Andrew Thornton has introduced dedicated plastic-free zones for more than 1,700 products in his Belsize Park store, North London.
Spar has revealed its plans for Christmas 2018 including a revamped mince pie and spirits range, as well as new POS materials.