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


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


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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McColl's finishes LED lighting rollout across 1,100 stores

19 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The £2.5m project will deliver savings of 35% in terms of lighting costs

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Marks & Spencer trials in-store lockers at Simply Food Subscription

19 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Click & collect lockers have been installed at the Simply Food store in Teddington, West London

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Costa Coffee installs 6,000th Express self-serve machine

16 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Costa Express has grown at an average of 70 new units per month since March 2011


Sainsbury's to open Sushi Gourmet concession in Nine Elms Subscription

14 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The opening will mark the third in-store sushi bar for the supermarket

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Tesco's PayQwiq payment app to be extended across all stores Subscription

14 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The app enables customers to make payments of up to £250 and collect Clubcard points in one tap

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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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Supermarkets seem switched on over free-range eggs crisis Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

The big supermarkets seem switched on to the threat to free-range eggs

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Smartphones are the best way to encourage shopper engagement Video

23 Feb 2017 | By Tim Mason

Retailers and grocers need to seize the opportunity to engage with shoppers in store through mobile

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The shopping experience is out of date Video

23 Feb 2017

The discounters displace and disrupt much of what we once assumed to be indispensable in the experience-centric market

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Are supermarket Valentine’s Day dine-in deals something to fall in love with?

14 Feb 2017 | By James Halliwell

So who is doing what in terms of a romantic promotional bundle? And how do they compare on price?

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Three big opportunities for suppliers from the Tesco-Booker merger - video Video

14 Feb 2017 | By David Sables

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants explains how suppliers should best approach negotiations with Tesco and Booker

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Property special: Revamps, refurbs and refits Subscription

03 Feb 2017 | By James Halliwell

The Space Race has been dead for years. Although someone forgot to tell Aldi and Lidl

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Tesco's Booker deal is further evidence of supermarket future-proofing Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

For Sainsbury’s and Argos and Morrisons and Amazon, you can now read Tesco and Booker

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Sainsbury’s will need to be sensitive with its meat-free push Subscription

23 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

We all know the standing joke about giving up meat: you may not live longer, but it certainly feels like it

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The future of retail is closer than you think

23 Jan 2017 | By Jamie Murray Wells

The status quo is no longer an option for retailers, argues Google’s Jamie Murray 

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Holland & Barrett opens flagship store on Oxford Street Subscription

20 Jan 2017 Updated: 23 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

10,000 sq ft branch focuses on food to go, beauty and sports nutrition

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