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Independents' Day Nisa

Nisa to lure retailers with incentives on Independents’ Day

2019-06-27T10:52:00+01:00By

Independent retailers will be offered financial incentives to join Nisa on 4 July, to mark the group’s support for Independents’ Day UK.

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McColl's appoints new chief commercial officer

2019-06-10T15:59:00+01:00By

McColl’s has announced the appointment of Richard Crampton to the newly-created position of chief commercial officer.

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Nisa store in Dorset converts to latest Evolution format

2019-05-31T08:42:00+01:00By

A Nisa Local store in Dorset is set to reopen following the completion of a makeover in time for summer.

Discover the choice own label

Shoppers still opting for brands in the convenience sector

2019-05-30T16:21:00+01:00By

Own-label is struggling to make any significant headway in the convenience sector despite improvements in appearance and product quality, according to exclusive research from MCA Insight & HIM.

HIM award 2019 Premier

Premier named as shoppers' favourite convenience store

2019-05-24T15:28:00+01:00By

Booker’s symbol group Premier was named The Shoppers’ Favourite Convenience Retailer at the 2019 HIM Awards on Thursday.

Premier Victoria

Premier celebrates 25-year milestone with consumer prize offers

2019-05-17T10:11:00+01:00By

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

2019-04-25T11:39:00+01:00By

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

2019-04-03T12:07:00+01:00By

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

2019-04-03T11:43:00+01:00By

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

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Costcutter unveils next phase of Shopper First programme

2019-03-29T11:04:00+00:00By

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

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Nisa signs supply deal with garden centre chain Dobbies

2019-03-26T10:22:00+00:00By

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.

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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.

Nisa ceo

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.

Spar Droitwich store

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.

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