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Henderson Group-McColl's deal to face competition probe Subscription

13 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

The stores are already trading as Spar and being supplied by Hendersons

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The Co-op to provide 100,000 FareShare meals before Christmas

12 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer has already redistributed 435 tonnes of food this year

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Scottish independent retailers get £250,000 food-to-go funds Subscription

06 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

The fund supports smaller retailers in introducing food-to-go stations within their stores

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Blakemore defends slow rollout of its Bmorelocal fascia Subscription

06 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

To date, there are only eight stores rather than the wholesaler’s original target of 30 by October this year

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Euro Garages picks up 1,000 German Esso service stations Subscription

04 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The deal means EG Group will operate about 3,500 stations across Europe…

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Yeo Valley to boost c-store presence with distribution deal Subscription

04 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Supplier has teamed up with Omsco and Freshways to distribute organic milk into convenience channel

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Costcutter agrees exclusive supply deal with the Co-op Subscription

29 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Co-op is also looking to support Costcutter’s independent retailers in the short term

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Co-op to trial energy cost-cutting refrigeration shelf

28 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Shelf could slash energy costs by almost 30% and spell the end of uncomfortably cold aisles

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Scotfresh seeks new MD upon exit of Chris Gallacher Subscription

23 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The Glasgow convenience chain is looking to grow its estate

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McColl's to extend Project Refresh programme to 500 stores Subscription

21 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The convenience store chain piloted two Project Refesh stores at the end of last year…

PayPoint extends BBC TV licensing deal by six years Subscription

21 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The agreement enables customers to buy or renew an existing TV licence with cash or debit card

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The Co-op trials 'ultimate' Everyday Convenience Plus stores Subscription

20 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The stores will feature a simpler and “more intuitive” store layout…

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McColl's testing Morrisons supply deal at three stores Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

Agreement includes the roll-out of 420 Safeway products to McColl’s stores from 8 January

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CMA ruling on Tesco Booker 'bodes well' for Co-op Nisa deal Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Co-op won 75.79% of Nisa members’ votes in favour of its acquisition proposition at a meeting this week

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Musgrave plans to open checkout-free c-store in Cork Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

Irish retailer Musgrave could beat Amazon to the punch by opening a checkout-free store

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Bestway out of picture for Nisa as wholesaler dubs value crazy Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Bestway is categorically not working on a counter offer for Nisa as valuation is “crazy”, says Zameer Choudrey

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Co-op Nisa deal still in the balance as decision day looms Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

As the deadline for Nisa members to vote on the Co-op’s £137m bid looms, the outcome is too close to call, say experts

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Select & Save switches supply deal from Nisa to Bestway Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The convenience store symbol group’s five-year deal with Nisa ended on 30 April…

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Costcutter rolls out Shopper First across three more stores Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

Stores in Oxmoor Estate, Huntington, Sheldon in Birmingham, and Fremington, North Devon have completed major refits…

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Refurb by prominent independent Dean Holborn grows sales 13% Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Holborn’s store in Nutfield, Surrey, underwent a three-week refurbishment before reopening on 23 September…

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Iceland to offer online discount & free delivery to students

27 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Iceland won this year’s Grocer Gold award for online supermarket of the year

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UK food & drink bodies urge Hammond to reform business rates Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Twelve executives have urged the Chancellor to “take action” as £1.1bn tax hike looms

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Conviviality offers to pay upfront costs for new franchisees Subscription

24 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Conviviality Retail is offering to pay all of the upfront costs for retailers who sign up to its franchise stores. 

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Forecourt stores account for more than £4bn in sales says ACS Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Association of Convenience Stores’ latest Forecourt Report reveals revenue streams

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MRH announces plan to open a further 70 Hursts c-stores Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

MRH also has existing partnerships with Subway, Spar, Greggs and Costa…

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Tesco-Booker a case of if you can't beat 'em, join 'em Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Adam Leyland

But not in the old sense of selling up. It’s about forming a genuine partnership (or Faustian pact)

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Nisa members have spoken. The rebels must accept the Co-op deal – or look elsewhere Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Nisa rebels are promising to go on the offensive and plan to convince the Competition & Markets Authority to nix the deal

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Nisa accepts £137m Co-op bid: timeline

13 Nov 2017

It’s been a long time coming: today Nisa members agreed on a historic £137m deal to sell the buying group to the Co-op. We relive the key milestones along the way

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Nisa agrees to £137m Co-op bid: Nisa members react Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Paul Cheema, Roger Higgins and Kishor Patel share their thoughts on today’s historic vote

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We are on the cusp of two watersheds in convenience history Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Today, Nisa members will vote on their future. And on Tuesday the wisdom or folly of their decision will be tested 

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The Co-op isn’t ailing. But it needs to stretch its wings Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A casual observer of today’s grocery market share figures from Kantar would conclude that the Co-op is struggling

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Why convenience is evolving from c-store to Bodega

09 Oct 2017 | By Tim Mason

Bodega, founded by two former Google employees, has set out to disrupt the very thing it’s named after

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Deposit return stands a better chance of working with industry on side Subscription

03 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

After the politics, comes the hard part - how to implement a deposit return scheme on both sides of the border …

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Learn from Co-op's resurgence

27 Sep 2017 | By Jeremy Garlick

Most industry commentators would agree that the Co-op has significantly improved its customer offer over recent years

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Where is the tea-to-go?

15 Sep 2017 | By Steve Parfett

The original national drink here seems to me to have been left languishing in the doldrums

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The changing nature of convenience stores

07 Sep 2017 | By James Lowman

Going through the ACS Local Shop Report, which came out this week, I found myself asking what convenience stores are for

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C-stores need their own data revolution

06 Sep 2017 | By Tim Mason

IGD’s latest grocery market forecast highlights the boom in convenience. Now c-stores need the data to match.

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