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McColl's Jonathan Miller 'open to supply deal with Booker' Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

McColl’s CEO Jonathan Miller said he would be open to a supply deal with Booker

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Convenience store meal shop time 'half that of supermarkets'

23 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The average shop in a convenience store takes 25 minutes versus an average of 46 minutes across other grocery channels

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Jonathan Miller plays down reports of McColl's One Stop bid Subscription

23 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Earlier this month, The Grocer revealed McColl’s plans to trial a new supply deal with the Co-op

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Retailers braced for consumer confusion over new tobacco laws Subscription

22 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A poll of 130 retailers by Palmer & Harvey found 60% did not believe smokers were aware of the changes

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One in eight London indie retailers selling illegal tobacco Subscription

17 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

In an undercover operation by JTI, test purchasers managed to buy illegal products in 50 out of 400 retailers

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Nisa reports £2m boost from Cider Festival sales

17 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Three-week price promotion event surpassed last year’s by over £1m

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The Co-op links up with MRH for first-ever franchise deal Subscription

17 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Seven new convenience stores will open over the course of the year with Co-op brand and own-label products

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Spar UK retail sales grow 8.5% to £2.84bn Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Growth was fuelled by increase in retailer numbers, fresh marketing and focus on food service

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Nisa names delivery lorry after Peterborough boy James Dawson

15 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Nisa has now decided to launch a campaign to name its fleet after members of the community…

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Pizza Express to open first motorway services outlet Subscription

15 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The 100-seat restaurant is set to open at junction 8A of the M40 at Oxford in September…

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Brexit hitting bills say most c-store shoppers Subscription

12 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Some 61% of customers said Britain’s decision was causing inflation in c-stores

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One Stop like-for-like sales rise 7% at franchised stores Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Year-on-year margin growth at the Tesco-owned convenience store chain’s 161 franchised stores rose 5%

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One Stop credits Easter promotions with 28% sales hike Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Like-for-like sales rose 9.6% during the two weeks to 17 April

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Sainsbury's revamps food-to-go range to include 21 new products

09 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

A choice of three Asian buns – char sui pork, bulgogi beef and honey & soy chicken – hit the shelves this week

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Simply Fresh unveils new city centre & on the go formats Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The city centre concept will focus on fresh food to go and feature the new Simply Fresh Kitchen

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'Just in time' shopping drives independent convenience store growth Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

There was a net increase of 91 stores across the top 500 British town centres

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Nisa adds cake snacks to Heritage own-label offering Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Symbol group hopes the products will drive additional impulse sales

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HelloFresh to host food and drink experiences

03 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

First ‘FreshMeets’ event will take place tonight and focus on cooking with spices

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ACS calls for energy 'back-billing' protection Subscription

02 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Ofgem’s plans to protect domestic customers should be extended to shops and small businesses, it says

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Tesco slashes number of Express store SKUs as part of Reset Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Convenience MD and One Stop CEO Tracey Clements told the ACS Summit this week staff and shoppers had welcomed the range reduction

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One Stop adds ice cream options to £3 meal deal

26 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Shoppers will be able to choose one of 14 ice creams

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Costcutter pushes 'fuss-free' ingredients in new campaign Subscription

26 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Set to run for the rest of this year, the initiative will include weekly basics and special treats

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Central Convenience Stores buys Combe Martin filling station Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The acquisition takes the number of sites it owns in the UK to 116

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Scotmid Co-operative records 7% drop in trading profit Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Society’s turnover was up 1.6% to £376m for the year to January 2017

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ACS welcomes general election opportunity to tackle rates Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

“It is essential that action is taken to reform the business rates system and help retailers to invest” said James Lowman

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Insects: Joanna Blythman should swot up

25 May 2017

Sir, Such a lack of research behind many of Joanna Blythman’s comments last week

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Suddenly franchise operators are queuing up like buses

19 May 2017 | By Adam Leyland

This week the Co-op entered the franchise fray following similar moves from Sainsbury’s (Euro Garages) and Morrisons

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Are franchises the future of convenience? Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

With franchising, growth can be achieved with minimal outlay, particularly in convenience

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Grocery Retail Structure Report 2017 Subscription

19 May 2017

Franchising is increasingly seen as the new route to growth for the big four, download our GRS 2017 to get the full picture

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Five machines to whip up extra sales for c-stores Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Kit at NCS may provide competitive edge for hard-pressed retailers

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Marriage of convenience: National Convenience Show preview 2017 Video

06 Apr 2017 | By Alex Wright

The National Convenience Show 2017 will leave no doubt: food to go and technology is a match made in heaven

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Fight this PayPoint landgrab

27 Mar 2017 | By Steve Parfett

Steve Parfett is unimpressed with PayPoint’s new EPoS system for indies

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Mullan's tops the bill at 2017 Convenience Retail Awards Subscription

23 Mar 2017

The Convenience Retail Awards 2017, organised by The Grocer and Convenience Store, celebrated the best retailers

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The need for speed: what next for supermarket deliveries? Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

With super fast delivery now ‘the currency’ of the retail market, how will retailers develop their offers?

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Business rates stifle c-store investment

02 Mar 2017 | By James Lowman

The Chancellor must address the fundamental issues that make the business rates system unfair and perverse

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Crumbs from Tesco's table?

02 Mar 2017 | By Steve Parfett

The idea that an independent would be prepared to act as an unpaid labourer for Tesco is unforgivably insulting

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Steve Murrells sets out his vision for Co-op renewal post-Pennycook Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

With Richard Pennycook departing, Steve Murrells sets out his vision for the renewal phase of a more aggressive society

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Experts from retail, manufacturing and charity are quizzed on their plans to tackle the mountain of food waste

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Whitepaper: How can the multiples beat the discounters?

Aldi and Lidl are showing continued growth, but with 94% of customers shopping at both a multiple and a discounter, and with price only the fourth most important factor to a customer, the likes of Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s can still beat the discounters.

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Grocery Retail Structure Report 2017 Subscription

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