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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

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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

CRA 2018

Shortlist for 2018 Convenience Retail Awards announced

06 Feb 2018

The shortlist for the 2018 Convenience Retail Awards has been released

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Sainsbury's and Euro Garages bring forecourt trial to an end Subscription

05 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

Companies have mutually agreed to end nine-store trial after two years…


Convenience stores hit out at changes to ATM fees

02 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

Link intends to implement a phased reduction in interchange from 1 July

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Co-op's £50m price cuts close gap on convenience rivals Subscription

02 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op’s £50m price investment has succeeded in making it much more competitive with its main convenience rivals

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UK's rural shops invested over £315m to boost in-store service Subscription

29 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

The 2018 Rural Shop Report found that retailers were introducing contactless payments, in-store bakeries and Post Office


Scotmid and SGF back MSP Bill to protect shopworkers from abuse

26 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Daniel Johnson MSP launched his proposal for the new law at the Scotmid store in Pilrig, Edinburgh

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Peoples Coffee seeking c-stores to host EasyCoffee machines Subscription

26 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

EasyGroup chairman Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is a minor shareholder in the operation

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ACS urges c-stores not to be deterred from reporting theft Subscription

26 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

ONS publishes figures showing a 10% increase in the number of shop thefts to 383,178 in the year to last September

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McColl's uses Safeway to drive takeup of Plus loyalty scheme Subscription

24 Jan 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The convenience retailer has now launched the Safeway brand in 25 stores in the north west of England…


Nisa insists availability is 'back to usual high standards' Subscription

24 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Issues emerged afer Nisa took on extra business following the collapse of P&H

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Amazon opens its much-anticipated Amazon Go checkout-free store Video

24 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

The store sells ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks made by its chefs and local kitchens and bakeries

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Costcutter to drop Independent range for Co-op offering Subscription

23 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Co-op is also likely to replace Nisa Heritage range with its own brand


Spar UK renews British Athletics sponsorship deal Subscription

18 Jan 2018

Spar will also become title partner of the British Athletics Indoor Championships…

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Select & Save on target to pass store opening target Subscription

17 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

MD Andrew King said the business was on schedule to exceed its net 45 new stores target by the autumn

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Gary Pothecary joins Adelie Foods commercial convenience team

16 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Pothecary previously worked as KerryFresh business development controller and as Ginsters commercial manager

Convenience Stores

Convenience store future 'bleak' without changes, claims Him

15 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Generation Z shoppers are increasingly turning to food-to-go instead of popping into the local shop, according to new research by Him

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Henderson deal for five McColl's stores examined by CMA Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Interested parties have until 26 January to submit their comments to the CMA


Diageo links with UberEats for c-store booze deliveries Subscription

11 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The move capitalises on “a shift in millennial needs and a rise in tech-enabled delivery channels”…

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Independent retail bodies welcome 5p bag charge extension

10 Jan 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Theresa May is expected to outline the proposals on Thursday as part of a high-profile speech on the environment

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Fascia monopoly: who is ahead of the game in the foodservice and convenience sector? Subscription

29 Jan 2018 | By James Halliwell

After the seismic events of 2017 in convenience, the aftershocks will reverberate into 2018. So where to place bets? …

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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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