All Sainsbury's Local articles – Page 8

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    Are indie off-licences doomed?


    With the VAT hike on the horizon and the supermarkets using cut-price deals to snap up a growing share of off-trade booze sales, Graham Holter wonders if the writing is on the wall for indie booze sellers

    Comment and Opinion

    Critical Eye... on broken rules and shrivelled aubergines


    Aaarrgghhh. There's still sweet FA in terms of food telly thanks to all the sweet FA. I almost subjected myself to The Biggest Loser US (and, I don't mean the England-Slovenia game, hurrah!) but apologies to fans, I couldn't bring myself to watch...


    Gel-ignite: 20 challenges for Marc Bolland at M&S


    On 4 May, highly groomed Dutchman Marc Bolland will enter the minefield that is Marks & Spencer. Adam Leyland outlines the 20 biggest challenges that could ruffle his super-slick feathers

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    Marks: The Co-op can match mults on price


    The Co-operative Group is set to play the multiples at their own game by pushing itself as a value retailer.Speaking exclusively to The Grocer, chief executive Peter Marks said the society known for its social values after last year's...

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    Mills portfolio swells with five Somerfields


    Convenience chain Mills Group is set to open its largest-ever stores after securing five supermarkets from The Co-operative Group.The five Somerfields stretch from Durham to Nottingham and are between 5,000 sq ft and 9,000 sq ft two to...

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    Ferrero appeals to recession-hit public with £5 festive tray


    Ferrero is preparing for a recession-hit Christmas with specially targeted NPD and a £4m marketing campaign designed to shake off the brand's "staid and ambassadorial" image.The Italian chocolate-maker has produced a smaller 20-pack...

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    Mills Group forecasts it will be number one


    Convenience store chain Mills Group has laid out an ambitious plan to double its profits and increase its turnover by £30m in the next two years following a reorganisation and rationalisation of the business. Profits were forecast to increase...

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    Mills Group forecasts it will be number one


    Convenience store chain Mills Group has laid out an ambitious plan to double its profits and increase its turnover by £30m in the next two years following a reorganisation and rationalisation of the business.Profits were forecast to...

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    Fresh food making up a third of c-store sales


    Almost a third of all c-store sales are now fresh food, marking a huge category growth through this channel over the past five years. C-stores have often been accused of not getting their fresh offer right, but the latest figures from IGD’s...

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    Spar’s McCammond set for move to Sainsbury's


    Sainsbury's has poached Mark McCammond, operations director of retail for Spar’s Northern Ireland wholesaler Henderson Group, to take charge of its convenience stores in northern England and Scotland, The Grocer has learnt. McCammond is due to start...

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    Waitrose readies itself to take on convenience


    Waitrose has appointed Anthony Wysome as head of convenience to oversee a new wave of small shops, the first of which could open early next year. Wysome was promoted from senior project manager to take charge of plans to expand into the...

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    Top-Up shop


    Who we visited Premier Stowmarket, SuffolkCo-op Group Woodhatch, SurreyMcColl's Rotherhamsomerfield Springburn Centre, Glasgowtesco express Chelmsford, EssexHow they...

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    Top-Up shop


    Who we visited costcutter Marlborough, WiltshireLONDIS Wandsworth, Londonsainsbury's local Farnham Common, Buckinghamshirescotmid Uphall, West Lothiantesco express Hazel Grove, Greater...

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    can indies do fresh?


    Walk into pretty much any ethnic supermarket in London and you'll be confronted with an impressive array of beautifully displayed fruit and vegetables that look as fresh as the day they were picked - often ­thousands of miles away in the very...

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    Waitrose strikes fear into heart of specialists


    Waitrose has long been the darling of British farmers and foodies - but could its crown be about to slip with its latest move into smaller format stores? Next week, it opens the first of three trial Market Town stores in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. At...

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    Sainsbury's asks staff to help it generate £1bn extra sales


    Sainsbury's is undertaking a massive customer loyalty drive in a bid to increase its sales by £1bn, The Grocer can reveal.The retailer has asked its staff to brainstorm ways in which it can get customers to keep returning to its stores....

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    Co-op buys stores from Sainsbury's


    The Co-operative Group has bought 10 former Bells and Jacksons stores from Sainsbury's, adding 17,500 sq ft of selling space.It plans to invest almost £2.5m in rebranding and refurbishing the stores, which will be converted to its...

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    Waitrose wins heart of Sheffield - Q&A Avaliability


    Waitrose stores in the north remain a rare sight but its Sheffield branch, in winning this week's Top Store award, is a sign that Yorkshire's love affair with the upmarket retailer is blossoming. At 38,000 sq ft, the store is among the biggest in...

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    Convenience hit hardest by opposition to development


    Public opposition to c-store and supermarket development has deepened dramatically over the past year.A survey of 1,000 people, conducted by planning specialists Saint Consulting, found a rise in so-called NIMBYism across the...

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    Double-digit growth target for Mills Group's categories


    Mills Group has set out ambitious plans for double-digit sales growth across the majority of its categories this year.The independent retail chain, which operates 75 c-stores and CTNs in the north of England, the Midlands and South...