Co-op Group to extend John Lewis click & collect service to 50-plus stores


The Co-op Group is set to extend the roll out of John Lewis’ click & collect service to more than 50 stores.

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Sainsbury’s adds tills to its first checkout-free convenience store


Sainsbury’s has added tills to its trial checkout-free store in Holborn Circus, London, after concluding that not all customers were ready for a “totally till-free store”.

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Technology: Reaching the digital customer


With smartphones an integral part of consumers’ lives, convenience retailers need to find new ways of engaging with their shoppers digitally, and a new suite of apps could be just the thing to bring their stores up to date

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​Henderson Technology devises food waste reduction app for c-stores


Henderson Technology has announced a new partnership with Gander, which will bring the world’s first real-time food waste reduction app to Northern Ireland.


First self-checkout installed for Nisa’s Evolution epos system


A family-run Nisa store in Wiltshire has become the first to install self-checkout (SCO) tills using Nisa’s Evolution EPOS system.

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Co-op Group rolls out pay-in-aisle app to 30-plus stores


The Co-op Group is introducing its pay-in-aisle app to more than 30 stores following a successful trial last year.

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Camelot launches new National Lottery retailer hub site


Camelot has announced the launch of a new online National Lottery retailer hub.


​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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