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A survey by Ask the Q revealed that coffee chains are falling short on reusable takeaway cups
Food retailers managed to record growth in March but the rise was mainly driven by inflation as the sector pins its hopes on a bumper Easter.
Caffè Nero is launching an app that will ultimately make its 20-year-old paper stamp loyalty cards redundant
A Christmas sales boost at Boots in the UK was not enough to stop a decline in group revenues at parent Walgreens Boots Alliance during the second quarter.
“Pret’s Work Experience Week is not about making sandwiches for free,” said Pret CEO Clive Schlee
99p Stores falls into administration Subscription
Poundland has placed 99p Stores into administration a little more than two years after the fixed-priced retail chain snapped up 250 stores from its rival
Swoope, currently live in Birmingham, is working with independent bars and food-to-go retailers like Costa Coffee
The equivalent of five shops a day closed on Britain’s high streets last year with a net loss of 1,650 shop during 2016, according to LDC
The 85,690 sq ft state-of-the-art site, named Paradise Street, will increase productivity by 25%
Short-term relief measures are not enough and proper reform is needed, leading retail voices have said
Communities secretary Sajid Javid held talks on Wednesday with business rates experts CVS aimed at diffusing a crisis
Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside has promised its staple sausage rolls won’t be affected by ‘shrinkflation’ as the chain seeks to combat the growing threat of rising ingredient prices.
Chancellor under pressure over business rates reform Subscription
Communities secretary Sajid Javid told the Commons that more needs to be done on rates
13 different trade groups, including the BRC, the ACS and the BPF, have condemned the proposals
Holland & Barrett pleaded guilty to three offences including failure to protect food from contamination
Overall, sales at Greggs increased by 7% in 2016
Hotel Chocolat sales leapt 16.2% in the 13 weeks to 25 December as customers spent more money on higher priced gifts for Christmas
April 'will serve rates hammer blow to small shops' Subscription
The average small shop will see rates bills increase by £3,663 over five years, CVS research indicates
Continuing the surprisingly strong festive retail results of last week, the BRC – Springboard footfall numbers for December have found the first festive rise in high street footfall for five years. Plus a look at the week ahead and all the latest news from the City.
M&S reported better-than-expected results over Christmas, with group sales up 5.9% in the 13 weeks to 31 December. But what did the analysts and retail watchers maker of it?
Majestic Wine celebrates best ever Christmas Subscription
Majestic Wine has reported a bumper Christmas for its retail stores, with like-for-like sales jumping 7.5% – its best ever festive performance.
B&M shares sparkle on bumper Christmas Subscription
Shares in B&M European Value Retail have soared 8.5% after the discount chain recorded its best ever Christmas
Grocers have reported the fastest rise in volumes since January in the year to December, according to the business group CBI.
M&S is planning a rapid expansion of its little known Lunch to You van sales operation
More than 500,000 votes were cast in the third Great British High Street Awards
Sir, If customers were to bring their own cups, then there would be no need to recycle
From sinful sausages to dangerous grapes, the world of grocery is no stranger to a strange lawsuit…
The turnover of branded coffee chains in the UK has grown by over 500% in the last 15 years. How have they done it?
If forecourts, ATMs and other business properties have their own business rates, why not one for online retailers?
With small shops facing eye-watering rates increases, how has this happened, and should the BRC have done more to stop them?
The status quo is no longer an option for retailers, argues Google’s Jamie Murray
Can digital save the high street? Subscription
Instead of killing off the high street, digital marketing is now being proclaimed as its saviour
What's behind the return of the independent butcher? Subscription
In 2016, after years of decline, the number of independent butchers went up for the first time on record
Physical media’s performance is almost entirely underpinned by music and video games