​Costcutter Supermarkets Group updates retailer mobile app


Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has released an upgraded version of its bespoke mobile app that enables retailers to complete their orders more easily.

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PayPoint updates Collect+ app to enable remote smartphone scanning


PayPoint has added a new function to its Collect+ StoreScan app to enable retailers to scan any parcel anywhere in store.

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Amazon to sponsor 10 pop-up stores to inform high street strategy


Amazon is sponsoring 10 new pop-up stores across the UK to give more than 100 small businesses a physical high street presence for the first time, in response to government calls for new ideas to inform the Future High Streets strategy.

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New York Amazon Go store to accept cash payments


Amazon has announced the opening of a new cashier-free Amazon Go store in New York that will accept cash.

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Sainsbury's opens its first till-free convenience store


Sainsbury’s has launched its first entirely checkout-free convenience store, as trials of its ‘Smartshop Scan Pay & Go’ app technology continue.

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Co-op sees growth in robot deliveries of groceries


Thousands of grocery deliveries to Co-op shoppers in Milton Keynes are now being made each week using autonomous delivery robots, the company behind the technology has revealed.

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Spar retailer David Charman launches click & collect butchery service


Award-winning retailer David Charman, owner of Spar Parkfoot in West Malling, Kent, has launched a click & collect service for his in-store butchery in time for Easter.

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Technology: Epos with an edge


Spar Calver in Derbyshire has adopted Henderson Technology’s epos system, Edgepos, which the Northern Irish group is looking to roll out across the UK. 


Small firms still unprepared for digital tax laws with just days to go


Thousands of small businesses have yet to sign up to the government’s new Making Tax Digital (MTD) scheme which comes into force on April 1.

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Retailers using wholesale apps more frequently than websites


Retailers are using wholesale apps more frequently than websites and spending more per transactions, according to new research from HIM.

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Co-op Group launches pedal-powered online delivery service


The Co-operative Group has launched a new bicycle online delivery service, in its first foray into online shopping.

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Subpostmasters win crucial first Horizon trial against Post Office


More than 500 subpostmasters have claimed victory in their fight for justice over the Post Office’s Horizon IT system, after a High Court Judge ruled in their favour in the first of four trials.

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Free software included in new HMRC digital tax guide


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published a list of software products, including free solutions, which are compatible with its new Making Tax Digital (MTD) rules coming into force in less than one month.


Ocado rivals Amazon with one-hour delivery service


Ocado is launching Zoom, a new delivery service which promises to deliver groceries to customers within 60 minutes of ordering.

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Bestway's Track My Order service adopted by 35% of customers


Bestway Wholesale has announced that over a third (35%) of its Best-one and wholesale customers have adopted the ’Track My Order’ digital service.

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Co-op targets ethical shoppers with new app partnership


The Co-operative Group has joined an ethical living app called CoGo which links shoppers to local stores that are aligned with their values, on the back of the consumer trend towards more ethical living.


Waitrose invests in energy-saving chiller technology


Waitrose is set to introduce new energy-saving shelf design in an attempt to make its store chillers more efficient.

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Waitrose adds freshly-made sushi to rapid delivery service


Waitrose has added freshly-made sushi to its rapid delivery service, which has been extended from eight to 12 London postcodes.


Scotmid opens new eco-friendly store next to Loch Ness


Scotmid Co-op has opened its state-of-the-art new eco-friendly store beside Loch Ness in the heart of the Highlands.

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PayPoint One rolled out to more than 12,000 stores


PayPoint has announced a rise in net revenue for the three months to 31 December 2018, having rolled out its PayPoint One service to more than 12,000 convenience retailers across the UK.


Ubamarket app adds eco-friendly function


Ubamarket has added a new function to its app to enable consumers to identify environmentally-friendly products.

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Bestway Wholesale releases new cash and carry app


Bestway Wholesale has released a new app that enables cash and carry customers to place their orders more easily.

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PayPoint releases new business management tools app


PayPoint has released a new app that enables retailers to connect to their stores from anywhere in the world.

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UK shoppers buying wider range of products online, says Nielsen


UK shoppers are increasingly turning to the internet to buy products that they would have previously bought in person, as trust in online customer service grows, new research reveals.

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Costa Coffee launches contactless reusable cup


Costa Coffee has launched the UK’s first contactless reusable coffee cup.

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Link launches review into cash and digital payments


ATM network Link has launched an independent review to explore how the shift from cash to digital payments in the UK retail sector is affecting consumers and small businesses.

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PayPoint Collect+ partners with eBay for parcel pick-up


PayPoint and eBay have signed a strategic partnership that will enable eBay sellers and buyers to access the company’s Collect+ network for click and collect parcel services.

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Maximise epos potential

2018-07-13T15:59:00+01:00By Richard Inglis

Many excellent retailers are not making the most of epos and technology, says Welcome Co-op franchisee Richard.

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CollectPlus rolls out new Print in Store returns service


Parecel delivery service CollectPlus has launched its new Print in Store returns service, allowing customers who don’t have access to a printer to return their online shopping using their local store.

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Central England Co-op rolls out new in-store security measures


Central England Co-op has revealed plans to roll-out a range of measures to deter criminals from targeting its c-stores and protect its staff during an incident. 

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