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Why Gen Z shoppers could turn out to be the unexpected saviours of the high street

Millennials may prefer shopping online, but new research shows the generation after them sees in-store shopping as a ‘special’ experience, says Glen Parker of UM

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Would an ‘Amazon tax’ really benefit the high street? Subscription

09 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis has thrown his weight firmly behind plans for a so-called Amazon tax

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Dave Lewis backs 'Amazon tax' to relieve high street pressure Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The call, which is Lewis’s strongest intervention yet, puts Tesco at odds with the BRC

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McDonald’s could have a winner on its hands with humble, straightforward coffee Subscription

05 Oct 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

It turns out caffeine addicts are the most regular customers of McDonald’s

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City snapshot: BRC calls for action on business rates as shop numbers plunge by 3,200 Subscription

04 Oct 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The British Retail Consortium has again called on the government to overhaul the UK’s “outdated” business rates system after new official figures showed the number of physical shops fell by 3,200 over the past four years

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Costa ad rapped for comparing bacon rolls to avocados

03 Oct 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The ASA ruled the radio advert breached code by discouraging the selection of fresh fruit

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Hotel Chocolat to open stores in New York and Tokyo Subscription

26 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The chocolatier will be wholly responsible for the New York branch while the Tokyo store will be run through a joint venture

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Poundland moves into 20 former Poundworld stores Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The retailer said it was looking to recruit former Poundworld staff for the locations

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Pret to take its vegetarian format to Manchester

19 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Pret currently has three veggie only stores in London

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Poundstretcher fuels expansion with former Poundworld sites Subscription

17 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The discounter had been bidding to buy 200 Poundworld stores before the chain went into administration but couldn’t agree terms

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Poundland suppliers still 'largely without' credit insurance after nine months Subscription

13 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Nine months on, suppliers have ‘largely been operating without it ever since’

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Wagamama launches delivery-only operation in London

07 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Wagamama chefs will prepare dishes at a Deliveroo Editions kitchen in Battersea

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Ginsters moves into QSR market with first-ever Pasty Store

31 Aug 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Opening hours will be from 8.30am to 5pm on Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday

Aldi Tooting refurbishment

Aldi Tooting: smallest UK store gets Project Fresh overhaul Subscription

29 Aug 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The 8,000 sq ft Tooting store in South London has closed for nearly four weeks while the refurbishment is carried out

Young people Gen Z millennials with shopping bags high street

Why Gen Z shoppers could turn out to be the unexpected saviours of the high street

29 Aug 2018 | By Glen Parker

Millennials may prefer shopping online, but new research shows the generation after them sees in-store shopping as a ‘special’ experience, says Glen Parker of UM

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High streets of the future don't have space for 'Big Retail'

21 Aug 2018 | By Joanna Blythman

Specialist food shops in a cluster can enrich the town centre food shopping experience, says Joanna Blythman

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Co-op overtakes discounters in store planning 'space race'

17 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op overtook the two discounters for the most planning applications submitted in the first half of 2018

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Retailers call on chancellor to freeze business rates Subscription

16 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Latest CPI figures means retailers are facing a near £200m rates hike

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Brits 'more concerned' for independent eateries than chains Subscription

14 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

More than half of Brits prefer to eat out at independent restaurants

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Poundworld fined £350k over mouse infestation Subscription

10 Aug 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The branch, which closed in July, was found by Slough Borough Council to have been infested on two separate occasions

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Costa whips up coffee shop couture

09 Aug 2018

Designer Kate Tabor has created gowns for the chain imitating the appearance of whipped milk

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Plastic and the Packaging Conundrum

Plastic is the new public enemy number one. But how should the industry, which is so reliant on plastic as a packaging solution, respond?

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The Soft Drinks Sugar Levy Webinar

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Coca-Cola: How to Bring Sales and Operations Alive with Data

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White Paper: Sustainability – don’t stand still

Is plastic packaging your friend or foe? Are you making sustainable decisions that will retain your customers and attract new ones? Sustainability is high on every agenda and an opportunity for brands and retailers to make a difference to the planet and your bottom line.

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The UK food and drink supply chain is a dynamic model of speedy efficiency, so even a minor disruption such as this summer’s CO2 shortage can create a ripple effect that magnifies as it widens. In this whitepaper, the most catastrophic and high-profile supply chain breakdowns are examined to understand what went wrong and why – and, crucially, what can food and drink manufacturers avoid supply-chain issues?

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WHITE PAPER – Research: Food and drink report 2018

Bray Leino surveyed 1,400 consumers in London, Wales and the North East on a range of behaviours and attitudes to food and drink. What is influencing their buying decisions? What are they buying more and less of? How do they feel Brexit will impact price and quality? What are the regional differences and what does this all tell us about how food and drink brands should approach their brand-building activity?

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