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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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Technology downtime costing retailer sales, research reveals


Retail technology downtime is leaving one in three UK shoppers unable to complete their purchase, costing retailers valuable transactions, according to new research. 


CRA 2018: Welcome Co-op, Liberty Quays, Southampton


Welcome Co-op franchisee Richard Inglis won the Best Use of Technology Award at CRA 2018. The award applied to his Liberty Quays store in Southampton, but he uses the same approach across his three stores in the city. 

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Post Office to buy Payzone's bill payments business


The Post Office is set to acquire Payzone’s bill payments transaction business, subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).


Remote control


Thanks to an increasing number of new technologies, you no longer need to be in-store to run a successful business. Retailers talk about how they use remote retailing to their advantage.

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Pilot scheme in Leeds looks to tackle on-the-go recycling


Retailers and manufactures have join forces in a bid to improve the recycling of on-the-go food and drink under a new pilot partnership in Leeds.

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Businesses offered funding to tackle plastic waste


Businesses are being invited to apply for a share of £4m to fund plastic waste reduction projects.

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Costcutter rolls out updated ordering platform for retailers


Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has rolled out its latest ordering platform upgrade, designed to help retailers operate more efficiently.

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Turn to tech to keep you running

2018-06-12T15:09:00+01:00By Richard Inglis

Richard discusses the benefits of using RDM units to monitor temperatures in his chillers and freezers.

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Tipping point


Shocking images of the damage our plastic use has had on the planet have put the issue firmly on the public and government’s radar. C-Store looks at what retailers are doing to reduce its use and why the war on plastic is far from straightforward.

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Iceland extends "successful" plastic bottle recycling trial


Three more Iceland Food Group stores are to be fitted with reverse vending machines for plastic bottles, as the company extends its “successful” plastic reduction trial which launched in Fulham last month.

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