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Costcutter claims to have turned a corner after annual sales drop

2019-03-25T11:03:00+00:00By

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.

MACE JERSEY HELIER FALLES

Costcutter puts Shoppers First at new-look Mace store

2019-03-21T09:51:00+00:00By

Costcutter has unveiled the first of its new-look Mace store fascias, following the rollout of its Shopper First programme.

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Booker offers higher margins after customer pressure

2019-03-06T15:44:00+00:00By ,

Booker is offering retailers enhanced margins on key lines following pressure from customers.

New Nisa Haughton Regis store

Nisa store refit sparks double-digit sales growth

2019-02-11T11:11:00+00:00By

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.

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Costcutter says Co-op Group supply deal lifts store standards

2019-01-30T13:35:00+00:00By

The introduction of more than 800 Co-op products into Costcutter-supplied stores is helping to drive standards across the group, Costcutter claims.

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Costcutter and Co-op warn MPs of no-deal Brexit impact

2019-01-28T17:10:00+00:00By

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 Fruit and Veg Crisps

Spare creates snacks using surplas fruit and veg

2019-01-25T15:26:00+00:00

Spare Snacks is reformulating and rebranding its snack portfolio, which is made using unwanted fruit and vegetables

MFG LONDIS STORE

MFG to switch its network of Spar sites to Londis or Budgens

2019-01-24T10:49:00+00:00By

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).

Warner's Budgens, Winchcombe

Midcounties Co-op set to buy four Warner's Budgens stores

2019-01-18T12:02:00+00:00By

High-profile Budgens retailer Guy Warner has agreed to sell four of his Cotswolds-based stores to the Midcounties Co-operative.

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Spar appoints interim managing directors to replace Robinson

2019-01-15T16:56:00+00:00By

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 Regal

Almost £1m donated through Nisa's MADL initiative in 2018

2019-01-09T12:12:00+00:00By

Nisa donated almost £1m to charities across the UK and Ireland through its Making a Difference Locally (MADL) campaign in 2018.

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Nisa set to launch updated Evolution Epos system

2019-01-02T11:59:00+00:00By

Nisa Retail has announced that a new and updated version of its Epos system will roll out to retailers from February this year.

Costcutter Eston

Long-serving Costcutter retailers invest in Shopper First revamp

2018-12-12T17:03:00+00:00By

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.

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Nisa launches Just Around the Corner campaign

2018-12-12T11:44:00+00:00By

Nisa has launched a festive campaign, offering a range of deals across various categories.

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Fresh food focus to drive Nisa forward after merger

2018-12-11T09:23:00+00:00By

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 Elf

Londis launches festive social media campaign and competition

2018-12-06T11:22:00+00:00By

Londis has launched its first ever Christmas social media campaign, giving shoppers a chance to win £500 towards their festive shopping.

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Blakemore revamps Spar Droitwich store with improved food to go

2018-12-06T10:43:00+00:00By

Blakemore Retail’s Droitwich Spar store has relaunched with a wider range of food-to-go options for its customers.

CJ Lang Gretna

Eight CJ Lang Spar stores on the market after agent appointed

2018-12-05T10:55:00+00:00By

Christie & Co has been appointed to market eight stores owned by Scottish Spar retailer and distributor CJ Lang.

Nisa Evolution Format

Nisa announces double-digit sales rise in latest format stores

2018-11-28T12:59:00+00:00By

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.

Nisa Southend Victoria

Nisa Southend Victoria, Essex

2018-11-28T00:00:00+00:00By

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 Gipsy Hill

Budgens recruits 70 new stores and expands into the North

2018-11-19T11:04:00+00:00By

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 Daily Deli Overhaul

Daily Deli overhaul for NI Spar and Eurospar retailers

2018-11-14T11:31:00+00:00

Spar’s Daily Deli range has been relaunched in Northern Ireland following a multi-million pound wholesale partnership.

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Thornton's Budgens, Belsize Park

2018-11-13T14:50:00+00:00

Owner Andrew Thornton discusses his vision to eliminate plastic packaging in store, and urges the backing of manufacturers and retailers.

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Thornton's Budgens outlines plastic-free vision

2018-11-13T10:21:00+00:00By

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.

Spar

Spar managing director Debbie Robinson to step down

2018-11-12T15:56:00+00:00By

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 Dessert Pots

Three new desserts added to Spar own brand

2018-11-09T16:14:00+00:00

Spar has unveiled a new range of dessert pots, in a move to drive growth in the continental desserts sector.

Spar Juice Cartons

Revamped packaging for Spar fruit juices

2018-11-09T13:07:00+00:00

Spar is giving its juice range a fresh facelift, with a new-look packaging design to showcase the products’ taste credentials.

Spar Soup Tubs.

Spar boosts soup offer with new tubs

2018-11-09T12:22:00+00:00

Spar is hoping its new range of soups will help retailers appeal to shoppers this autumn and winter.

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Thornton’s Budgens introduces innovative plastic-free zones

2018-11-08T11:40:00+00:00By

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 Christmas 2018 Range

Spar unveils range of Christmas products

2018-11-06T17:01:00+00:00

Spar has revealed its plans for Christmas 2018 including a revamped mince pie and spirits range, as well as new POS materials.

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