Scottish Spar wholesaler CJ Lang has launched a website enabling consumers to download e-coupons to redeem in store.
Visitors to the site,, will also be encouraged to leave their e-mail address for future direct marketing. Spar retailers can get product, price and promotional information in a members-only section

Asda in the picture
Asda, which has 44 photo centres, plans to open another 35 before the end of 2003. All will offer full digital and standard processing services.

peter black sale
Peter Black Healthcare has sold its brands to Chefaro UK part of Omega Pharma NV. They include Red Kooga, Gerard House, Healthcrafts, Natracalm and Natrasleep.

unwins joins ACS
Unwins has joined the Association of Convenience Stores, as it transforms itself from an off licence into a c-store chain. The Channel Islands' Le Riche Group has also joined, taking the number of ACS outlets up to 26,000.

Somerfield update
Somerfield will provide an update of current trading on Thursday (September 5) to coincide with its AGM. Analysts said they were not expecting strong like for like sales growth.
Don't forget you can get news on the AGM as it happens at

Morrisons shines
Morrisons staff raised £467,297 for Save the Children in a national funday.

Scots in retail bid
The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) wants the Scottish Executive to promote Scotland as a retail destination. The SRC believes retail tourism could contribute more to Scotland's economy.

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