Safeway has halted a roll out of its self scanning service. It offers its Shop and Go device from 150 stores, but has no plans to introduce it at further sites said a spokeswoman.

big scots deal
The Big Food Group has awarded logistics provider Tibbett & Britten an open-book contract to manage its Scottish distribution operations at Livingston, West Lothian and Bellshill, Lanarkshire.
The agreement covers exclusive warehousing and delivery to all Booker Cash & Carry depots and Iceland stores across Scotland, as well as parts of Northern Ireland and the North of England.

baugur buys more
Baugur has bought a further 1.29% share in Big Food Group, bringing its overall holding up to 21.3%.
A spokesman said it had taken advantage of a dip in share price from 60p to 50p a share as it continued its strategy of investing in undervalued companies.
Baugur also bought a 2.14% stake in Mothercare this week.

more non-food
Somerfield has now introduced a non-food section to 82 stores, with a further four due for upgrade this month. The initiative will be reviewed subsequently.

camelot refurbs
Camelot has now put new store furniture in 6,700 outlets as it refurbishes its estate. It has a target of completing the project by mid April at the rate of 1,350 installations a week.

beautiful views
The IGD is hosting a conference on the £6.6bn health and beauty category on March 13 in London. Speakers will include L'Oréal, P&G, Safeway and Sainsbury, which recently pulled out of a joint venture with Boots.

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