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Retailers are sitting on a data gold mine – but they don’t know it

Retailers and suppliers can collaborate on mutually beneficial data schemes, says Graeme Finneberg, country manager, UK at Mediarithmics

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High street footfall slumps in run up to Christmas Subscription

10 Dec 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Black Friday failed to arrest a slump in shopper numbers in November according to the latest BRC Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor, with expectations weak footfall will continue into Christmas.

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Is Pret making sufficient progress with its allergy labelling overhaul? Subscription

03 Dec 2018 | By Carina Perkins

CEO Clive Schlee announced on Friday the company had finally rolled out its first full ingredient labelling pilot

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Restaurant wholesaler Penta Foods bought out by directors following collapse Subscription

30 Nov 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The family-run Farnborough-based business supplies a string of high-profile restaurant chains

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Why an 80% profit drop needn’t worry Pets at Home Subscription

27 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Despite today’s results, the outlook for Pets at Home isn’t as gloomy as it seems

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Convenience stores urged to take part in Small Business Saturday this weekend

26 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

SBS is a grassroots campaign which encourages the public to ‘shop local’ and support small firms in their communities

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Argos invests £2.5m in new Croydon fulfilment centre Subscription

26 Nov 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The retailer has invested £2.5m in the 69,000 sq ft fulfilment centre in Croydon

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Just Eat to include food hygiene ratings on app and website Subscription

22 Nov 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The move follows reports that takeaways listed on the delivery app and site included many given a zero hygiene rating

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Retailers are sitting on a data gold mine – but they don’t know it

22 Nov 2018 | By Graeme Finneberg

Retailers and suppliers can collaborate on mutually beneficial data schemes, says Graeme Finneberg, country manager, UK at Mediarithmics

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EasyCoffee links with Yoyo for payment and loyalty scheme app Subscription

22 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

EasyCoffee plans to open 200 new shops by 2021

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Costa criticised after toastie 'didn't label meat' on front

22 Nov 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Costa apologised for any ”confusion” the packaging caused to customers

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Costa unveils reusable cup with contactless payment chip

19 Nov 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The Clever Cup has a detachable rubber base containing a removable contactless payment chip

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'Instagrammable grocer' La Famiglia Rana opens in London Subscription

16 Nov 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

La Famiglia Rana has partnered with FoodCycle to ensure socially isolated people in the community have access to fresh pasta

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Selfridges adds personalised Reese's product counters

16 Nov 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Shoppers can get personalised versions of Reese’s peanut butter spread and Perfect mix selection box


Sugar campaigners demand transparency after milkshake study Subscription

13 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘Shocking’ levels of sugar in high street restaurants and fast food chains’ milkshakes says Action on Sugar

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Tesco and Sainsbury's among retailers to win ATM legal battle Subscription

09 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Court of Appeal today ruled in favour of a group of retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op, supported by…

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How Taco Bell is taking a second bite at the UK high street Subscription

08 Nov 2018 | By Megan Tatum

The Mexican-inspired brand’s international president Liz Williams discusses its return to London

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Advantage Amazon and D2C: retailers face a double threat

07 Nov 2018 | By David Sables

Suppliers are looking seriously at direct-to-consumer options, says David Sables. And the consequences for retailers are potentially serious

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Poundland to bring back controversial Christmas elf

06 Nov 2018 | By Steve Farrell

‘Elfie’ is to take over the discounter’s social media channels from 1 December

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Pizza Express and Barburrito commit to Deliveroo deal Subscription

06 Nov 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Wagamama and Azzurri have extended similar exclusive deals with Deliveroo…

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KFC should show leadership on chicken welfare

02 Nov 2018

Why is KFC unwilling to sign up to the European Chicken Commitment?

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