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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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The Co-op opens £1m store in Microsoft’s Reading UK HQ Subscription

12 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

This is the first time the Co-op has located a store inside another business

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Tesco's Scan as you Shop service to go into 20 more stores Video

05 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has also launched a new TV ad to publicise the service

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M&S the first UK retailer to gain official CCTV certification Subscription

31 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

M&S is encouraging other retailers to become officially certified in order to improve CCTV operation in the retail environment

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Grocers' Christmas results top City expectations Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Which of the supermarkets ‘won’ Christmas is a fight decided at the tills, but the winner of the battle in the City comes down to expectations.


'Remarkable' Christmas as major retailers all report success Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

All of the major food and drink retailers have come through the crucial trading period in decent fettle

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Tesco Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

12 Jan 2017

Our roundup of how leading retail and City analysts reacted to Tesco’s latest quarterly update

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Which of the grocers has "won" Christmas? Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Ahead of a busy week of grocery trading updates there are good reasons to think the supermarkets had a far better time of things over the festive period.

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Store of the week: Waitrose Boughton, Chester Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

“It is about setting the right tone and looking to lead by example”

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Carrots and cynicism: experts rate the Christmas ads Video Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By James Halliwell

Tesco impresses our panel in part one of our Christmas ad review

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Food on an equal footing with fashion in M&S revamp Subscription

08 Nov 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

But is there a gap for 200 more M&S Simply Food stores?

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Vision of a cashless society seems premature after weekend chaos at Asda Subscription

31 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Asda suffered a major breakdown to its card payment systems over the weekend

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Could Tesco's pension deficit derail its impressive recovery? Subscription

07 Oct 2016 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

Tesco revealed its pension deficit ballooned an eye-watering £3.2bn to £5.9bn in the first half, but what does it mean for the turnaround at the supermarket?

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The apps that are changing the face of shopping Subscription

07 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

After years of talk and trials, the big four are rolling out smartphone apps designed for the shop floor

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Tesco’s ‘big six’ questions Subscription

05 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn, Edward Devlin

Dave Lewis hailed its first-half results as proof the retailer was “out of crisis”. Here are the big six questions raised by today’s announcements

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