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Euro Garages picks up final four High Noon Stores forecourts Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Euro Garages intends to re-open the sites within the next few weeks after refurbishment

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SSP opens Starbucks at Gatwick Airport's South Terminal Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

SSP first signed a licensing partnership with Starbucks in 2008

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Northern Ireland's first Simply Fresh closes after six weeks Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Several retailers in the area are interested in snapping up the site

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Euro Garages adds High Noon sites to Little Chef purchase Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

High Noon Stores had operated 15 convenience stores and forecourts, but fell into administration at the end of 2016


Waitrose to close six stores and alter store management roles Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Waitrose will open a total of eight new stores over the course of the year

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Amazon on the hunt for London convenience store sites Video Subscription

06 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Checkout-free stores could soon come to the UK, according to reports

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Reynolds wholesale opens third new depot in 13 months

26 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The Eastleigh depot follows sites in Gillingham and Bury St Edmunds

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Healthy Foods Online to open store on Liverpool's Bold Street Subscription

25 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Due to open in March, LIV will target young professionals keen to lead a healthy lifestyle…

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Iceland begins second phase of £5m Deeside HQ investment Subscription

17 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer said it was looking to provide an enhanced working environment for its growing central team

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Wincanton seals deal to manage Coca-Cola's Lisburn warehouse

17 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The supply chain specialist will handle both raw materials and finished product

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Food Retailer Group plans to close 12 Budgens stores Subscription

13 Jan 2017 Updated: 16 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Staff will face “difficult and troubling time”, says Usdaw

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Home Bargains buys majority of Netto sites Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Discounter takes 11 sites based in north of England after outlining expansion plans


Subway opens 10th East of England Co-op branch

20 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Sandwich brand is looking to grow its estate beyond the high street

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Bibby Distribution boosts warehouse space at Corby DC Subscription

15 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Acquisition takes company’s warehouse space to more than 2.2 million sq ft

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EasyFoodstore weighs up new sites as Park Royal gets facelift Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Any future new stores would likely be slightly bigger on secondary retail sites with the right demographics


Jersey Costcutter-SandpiperCI merger rejected in first review Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Regulator wants to “understand thoroughly” the impact on local people

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Conviviality secures 15 c-stores for Bargain Booze Subscription

12 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Conviviality Retail has acquired the entire share capital of KMD Enterprises

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The Co-op hits 100 new stores in 2016 with Bourne End opening

09 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

The society has invested £67m in new grocery stores so far this year


Lidl to open £70m distribution centre at iPort, Doncaster Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Opening forms part of discounter’s three-year UK expansion

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JJ Food Service opens 35,000 sq ft branch in Leicester Subscription

25 Nov 2016 | By Benedict Cooper

Cash & carry and delivery facilities and a customer showroom have been installed since JJ took over the site

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Gü Puds to open new Bishop's Stortford factory next summer Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

The 100,000 sq ft facility is part of new MD Sarah Baldwin’s vision for the “next chapter” for Gü

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FDF unveils redesigned logo at new London headquarters Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Director general brands move ‘important milestone’ for the organisation

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Tesco and Branston team up for 'wonky' potato processing deal

13 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

The £5m facility in Lincolnshire was officially opened on 13 October

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Co-op's Thurrock distribution centre bought by Tritax Big Box Subscription

13 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The whole facility is being acquired with an unexpired lease of around nine-and-a-half years

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Spar enters Albanian market with two stores in Tirana

10 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Spar International has partnered with Albanian retail operator the Balfin Group

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'Convenience is a good place to be' says sized up McColl's Subscription

22 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The £117m deal for 298 Co-op stores will fuel McColl’s continued transition from CTN to convenience retailer


Netto: why Sainsbury's and Dansk pulled the plug on joint venture Subscription

07 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Four reasons why the plug was pulled on Sainsbury’s Netto joint venture with Dansk

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Grocery Retail Structure 2016

20 May 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

With Musgrave and Morrisons pulling out, convenience is in the spotlight, while the big four have all but stopped growing

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Co-op's renewal beckons as rebuild shapes up nicely Subscription

15 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

A major brand relaunch, a fundamental reset of membership proposition and a subtle change in positioning in the pipeline

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Will Whole Foods Market 2.0 be a world of tattoos & tastings? Subscription

17 Mar 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Store sales are down at ‘America’s healthiest grocery store’. Will a smaller, more budget-friendly format put them back on the right track?

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Waitrose's Bagshot store is part of the Surrey scenery Subscription

26 Feb 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Waitrose’s Bagshot branch actually blends into the landscape. But that’s not all that’s special about the store

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How the store of the future is sweating existing space Subscription

26 Feb 2016 | By Megan Tatum

It’s no longer just about gleaming new builds but making the most of existing space

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Flexibility and footfall key to the Jedi revolution at Majestic Subscription

20 Nov 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

With Majestic’s mature stores growing, Rowan Gormley believes he can sweat a successful strategy out of his existing estate

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How Morrisons tie-up with MFG could shake up forecourt sector Subscription

06 Nov 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The move has been described as “massive” by one of MFG’s forecourt rivals

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How to future-proof new store acquisitions Subscription

18 Sep 2015

With Mike Greene buying 140 M Local stores, it seems retail acquisition is top of mind for many in grocery

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Van man Mike Greene itching to get My Local on the road Subscription

18 Sep 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The entrepreneur is confident simple changes to layout and ranging can work wonders for the stores whatever the locations

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Is Waitrose getting its store formats right? Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Waitrose MD Mark Price hit the headlines this week following a newspaper interview in which he suggested some of his rival…

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