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Euro Garages enters US as Kroger forecourts deal goes through Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

The forecourt operator struck a £2.2bn deal with retail giant Kroger to acquire its store network in February

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Adelie Foods to launch Urban Eat sandwiches into c-stores Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Urban Eat has an extensive range of sandwiches, wraps and snacks

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NFRN welcomes CMA inquiry into Trinity Mirror/Express deal Subscription

17 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

NFRN welcomes CMA inquiry into Trinity Mirror takeover of Express Newspapers

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Illicit tobacco and alcohol: ACS calls for tougher penalties

16 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Closer collaboration is needed between trading standards and licensing authorities says ACS

Central England Co-op

Central England Co-op reports 46% rise in profits Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Sales increased to £848.3m for the year ending 27 January 2017, up by 0.6% from the previous financial year…


Nisa reports 26% sales hike as store numbers increase

11 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

The results come ahead of the CMA’s phase one ruling on the Co-op’s acquisition of Nisa, due to be published by 23 April

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CTSI online animation guides retailers on underage sales

29 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

The CTSI urged businesses to ensure they have a strict system for age-restricted products

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John Cresswell appointed CEO of Bibby Line Group

28 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

He will join BLG on 1 May and take over from Sir Michael Bibby in the summer following a transition period


Kerryfresh calls in administrators after cashflow problems Subscription

26 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

Fresh to Store completed an MBO from Kerry Foods in February 2015

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Anti-crime animation launched for convenience retailers Video Subscription

22 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

More than 9,000 estimated robberies took place in the convenience sector over the past year

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James Hall & Co converts 50th independent store to CSR

22 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

James Hall & Co converts 50th independent store to CSR

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Spar plans for largest chain of grocery independents in Greece Subscription

20 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Spar Hellas plans for more than 350 Spar stores within the next four years, offering up to 1,400 own-label products

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Ascona Retail Group to open fifth Best-One forecourt site Subscription

19 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Best-One retailer Darren Briggs secured the Stoke site on 6 March and will rebrand it as Best-One over coming weeks

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Grimsey to present government with new high streets probe Subscription

13 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Grimsey published his first high streets review in 2013…

Today's group

Today's pledges focus on availability, service and price Subscription

08 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Today’s Group is seeking to be a first choice business partner by leading the field in technology

Spar Zapper payments

Zapper mobile payment and loyalty app at more Spar stores Subscription

07 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

The latest rollout comes after a six-store trial at the Appleby Westward company-owned branches last autumn…

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Motor Fuel Group agrees £1.2bn deal for MRH Subscription

27 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Private equity-owned Motor Fuel group has announced it has agreed to acquire MRH in a deal valued at £1.2bn to form UK’s biggest forecourt operator.


McColl's breaks £1bn sales barrier thanks to new stores Subscription

27 Feb 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Total revenues in 2017 jumped 19.1% to £1.1bn following the integration of the 298 shops acquired from Co-op

Spar in snow

C-stores warned to follow Snow Code for store access Subscription

27 Feb 2018 Updated: 03 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

Retailers warned they should follow the code when moving snow and ice outside stores to ensure customers and staff are not…

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Henderson takeover of McColl's stores gets CMA go-ahead Subscription

19 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

The CMA launched a phase one investigation into the deal last month


Halfords' Dennis Millard made chairman of MRH board

19 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

Millard is also currently deputy chairman for Pets at Home

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Tony Houlston becomes head of sales at Select & Save

19 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

The symbol group resently appointed Andrew King as MD and Galen Levi as trading director

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Surge in demand by retailers for Smiths News website and app

15 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

Registrations for SNapp and associated website SNapp Online hit the 10,000 mark at the end of 2017

Central England Co-op

Central England Co-op announces new store and revamp plans Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

Society opened eight new food stores and relaunched more than 20 convenience stores last year at a cost of £15m


Costcutter set to introduce almost 2,000 Co-op own-label products Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

Costcutter said the Co-op own-label range would be quadruple the size of its former own brand Independent

Co-op Convenience East leake

As takeover gets go-ahead, Co-op will need swift success to satisfy Nisa members Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Co-op will have to quickly get to grips with dealing with thousands of individual and fiercely independent business owners

Bargain Booze

Is it exit stage left for Bargain Booze? Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Adam Leyland, Daniel Woolfson

While C&C Group is set to snap up Matthew Clark and Bibendum, uncertainty remains about the future of the retail side

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The Co-op leads the way on Easter special offers

28 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

In the lead-up to Easter, the Co-op was offering better deals on branded and own label products than other mults

CRA 2018

Top shops crowned at 2018 Convenience Retail Awards

22 Mar 2018

The winners of the Convenience Retail Awards collected their trophies to classic rock riffs delivered by a live band

Steve Parfett

Newsagents need support from publishers and wholesalers

19 Mar 2018 | By Steve Parfett

I have written before about the multiplicity of tasks facing small retailers, but some of the most challenging are in CTNs


In defence of Co-op's approach to range and delistings

15 Mar 2018

‘Right range, right store’ range reviews can deliver for suppliers and consumers if implemented correctly, says Dave Marston of Category Wins

Top 50 Independents 2018

The top 50 independents: How to be king of your own castle Subscription

12 Mar 2018 | By James Halliwell

It’s a brutal market out there in which to be an independent. So who would want to do it? What does it take?

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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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