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The Co-op to cut 'clutter' in in-store marketing revamp Subscription

21 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op is reducing the number of different types of PoS from 37 to 19

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Bmorelocal's fifth store opens in Kenton, Newcastle

20 Mar 2017 Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler first launched the fascia last May

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Morrisons launches in-store Indian takeaway in Bradford store Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Shoppers at the supermarket’s Victoria Shopping Centre store can collect their order or eat in store

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Collins confident in strategy despite Waitrose sales decline Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

MD Rob Collins insists the Waitrose store renovation programme is working

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Aldi opens 700th UK store and targets 1,000 by 2022

28 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Aldi said it was investing £450m this year to add capacity to its stores and distribution network…

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Aldi and the joys of bare bones shopping - video Video

23 Feb 2017

In this video, James Cronin of Lancaster University Management School argues the “shopping experience” is no longer relevant

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Jempson's plans multimillion-pound refurbishment of Rye store Subscription

01 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The new store will also incorporate the town’s Post Office

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Spar opens new supermarket in the University of Hull Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Previously supplied by the NUS, since changing to the new fascia weekly like-for-like sales are up 20%

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Alpro and Spar target free-from boost with fixture trial Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

The ambient fixture, which also includes non-Alpro products, is being trialled in 55 Spar stores

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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

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Amazon unveils checkout-free convenience store Video Subscription

05 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The new store is based in Seattle and currently in beta testing

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Blakemore Wholesale opens premium Bmorelocal in Northumberland Subscription

05 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The Bmorelocal fascia offers retailers a full symbol group package including chilled, frozen, EPoS and food to go 

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New Best-one store format focuses on food to go and chilled Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The ‘store of the future’ concept is available in a number of styles to suit local demographics

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Nisa completes work on Center Parcs Sherwood Forest store Subscription

18 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

The symbol helped create a new layout and ensured a range particularly suitable for families was stocked

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M&S to cut its cloth, with food to make up half its offer Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

What do experts and suppliers think of M&S CEO Steve Rowe’s bold turnaround plan?

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Durham police report success with anti-shoplifter program Subscription

28 Oct 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Police in Durham are operating a new computer system for retailers to help catch and convict shoplifters

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Krispy Kreme opens 500th cabinet in a Tesco store Subscription

20 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

This marks 12 years since the launch of its first cabinet in the retailer’s Regent Street store

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New Lifestyle Express fascia designed to give 'kerb appeal' Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The grey fascia has been designed to give “real kerb appeal” and a “clean, fresh feel”

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Sainsbury’s Nine Elms store: in pictures

13 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

A peek into Sainsbury’s ’window into the new world’ at its Nine Elms store in south London

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Tesco slashes cost of sending waste to AD

07 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has slashed the cost of generating energy from surplus food with the rollout of new in-store loading technology

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Co-op aims to make cash back easier with new PoS technology Subscription

07 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Co-op is introducing new PoS technology to speed up the processing of vouchers and offers

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Natoora opens 'shop within a shop' in Selfridges food hall

06 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

The ‘shop within a shop’ builds on the brand’s ambition “to make better-tasting fruit & vegetables available to everyone”

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Convenience chains increase investment while indies cut spend

04 Oct 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Muliples drove a record £210m spend on improvements over the past three months

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Holland & Barrett extends in-store ordering to all UK sites Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The move gives customers access to three times the normal physical range of a Holland & Barrett store

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Midcounties Co-op launches village under one roof concept Subscription

22 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The format at its Stourport supermarket in Worcestershire could be rolled out to other premier branches next year…

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Shoptalk show in Vegas provides a window into future of grocery Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

From virtual reality concepts to checkout-eliminating technology, here are the most significant trends showcased at Shoptalk

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Brand value must go into the mix at Morrisons

23 Mar 2017 | By Matt Lee

It’s not unheard of for supermarkets to focus on non-food departments to boost sales and footfall

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Adjudicator Tacon takes supermarkets to task over forecasting Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Christine Tacon has done a u-turn on forecasting, now the “number one issue” despite last year’s all-clear

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Lessons in experiential retail from around the globe - video Video

16 Mar 2017

Rich Ford of Sherlock Studio picks four examples of experiential retail done well

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Breathe new life into bricks & mortar stores Video

16 Mar 2017 | By Rich Ford

Bricks & mortar retailing is dead. Or that’s what we read. But in the food sector, that’s far from the truth.

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Supermarket prices rising as curtain falls on deflation Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The industry-wide deflation that has gripped the grocery market since mid-2014 fell back to zero in the month to 1 February

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Lessons from this weekend’s ordering meltdown at Sainsbury’s Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Sainsbury’s handled the chaos well overall - but it could have done with being a bit more proactive

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Is the BRC to blame for business rates revaluation fiasco? Subscription

03 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

With small shops facing eye-watering rates increases, how has this happened, and should the BRC have done more to stop them?

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Can supermarkets cut it in today's fashion market? Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Modern consumers demand appealing designs as well as prices

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Digital signage: a reactive revolution

02 Mar 2017

Digital signage creates the opportunity for grocery retailers to deliver dynamic pricing

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Morrisons scores own goal with 'pie goalie' bantz

24 Feb 2017

A few weeks ago, no one had heard of Sutton United’s sub goalie Wayne Shaw



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