Symbol groups

Premier Victoria

Premier celebrates 25-year milestone with consumer prize offers


Booker’s largest symbol group Premier is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer with a host of special offer deals and consumer prize competitions.

Londis Woodhouse

Londis celebrates 60 years with programme of new deals


Londis is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with a host of promotional activity including consumer prize draws.

Mercers Butchery

Lawrence Hunt Spar store reopens with local butchery concession


A Lawrence Hunt Spar store in Leyland, Lancashire, has reopened with a local butchery concession following a £300,000 revamp.

Co-op products at Nisa show

One in six products sold via Nisa now Co-op branded


Co-op own brand products now account for 16% of all Nisa sales volume, or one in six products sold, the group has reported.


Costcutter unveils next phase of Shopper First programme


Costcutter Supermarket Group (CSG) has unveiled the next phase of its Shopper First programme in an effort to drive retailers’ sales.


Nisa signs supply deal with garden centre chain Dobbies


Nisa has signed a deal with UK garden centre chain Dobbies, which is seeking to make more of its new ‘Foodhall’ offer and the growing top-up shopping opportunity in 35 of its stores.


Costcutter claims to have turned a corner after annual sales drop


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 puts Shoppers First at new-look Mace store


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


Booker offers higher margins after customer pressure

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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


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.

Co-op own label lines

Costcutter says Co-op Group supply deal lifts store standards


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Spar mds

Spar appoints interim managing directors to replace Robinson


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


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

Taylors of Tickhill Evolution 2.0 Till

Nisa set to launch updated Evolution Epos system


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


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 campaign

Nisa launches Just Around the Corner campaign


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

Nisa ceo

Fresh food focus to drive Nisa forward after merger


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


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

Spar Droitwich store

Blakemore revamps Spar Droitwich store with improved food to go


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


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


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


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


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


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


Thornton's Budgens, Belsize Park


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

Thorntons Budgens

Thornton's Budgens outlines plastic-free vision


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.

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