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Sainsbury's plans digital makeover for third of Argos stores Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s has so far reported encouraging results from its Argos concessions

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London Nisa store rebrands as high-end organic independent shop Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Pav Sahota will open Raw Store in Old Street next week after seeing demand “for something a little bit different”

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Nisa offers flexibility with Store of the Future 2 concept Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Launched in 2015, the Store of the Future 2 format has seen almost 300 stores convert to the fascia

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First look: Waitrose Haywards Heath Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The latest addition to the Waitrose estate hosts a number of the retailer’s new concepts, including an open kitchen and wine bar

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Tesco brings no and low-alcohol drinks together in stores Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Industry figures show Brits are drinking less alcohol than they did a decade ago


Nisa focuses on ‘store of the future’ as Loco numbers slide Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Nisa initially planned to open 150 Loco stores within its first year of operation

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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…


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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Does Farms spell the end for good, better, best tiering? Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By James Halliwell

Could the trend for fluffy Farms branding spell the end for words like Value, Basics and Price?

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In retail, only what gets measured gets managed - video Video

20 Apr 2017

In his latest video column for The Grocer, Tim Mason of Eagle Eye talks about how an early Clubcard experience alerted him to the transformational power of customer data

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Speed is increasingly expected in the bagging area Video Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Few words strike frustration into the heart of the shopper quite like “unexpected item in bagging area”

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Four lessons in food retailing excellence from M&S - video Video

18 Apr 2017

Jeremy Garlick on M&S_still Jeremy Garlick on M&S_still In this video, Jeremy Garlick of Insight Traction sets out four key areas where M&S excels when it comes to selling food

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The big six issues facing Tesco Video Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

551497Tesco is looking more upbeat on sales growth, but it is still up against a torrid landscape of challenges

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Impulse promotions on the rise as fruit & veg deals decline Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data reveals the mults are ramping up impulse promotions while cutting back on fruit & veg deals

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Can HelloFresh make mass market recipe boxes work? Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Can HelloFresh do a ‘Graze’ and reverse into a mult – with a premium price?

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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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