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Seven new paper cup recycling centres opened in Cornwall Subscription

14 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The new facilities have been supplied by ACE UK, an alliance of packaging companies, in partnership with Cornwall Council

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Beavertown sets sight on Enfield for new £40m brewery Subscription

12 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The business is awaiting a decision on an application to build the 11,761sq metre premises in Enfield Distribution Park

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Co-op to open £6m distribution centre in Inverness Subscription

06 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The Co-op is looking to open 18 new branches across Scotland by the end of the year and revamp 20 existing stores

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IFRS 16 accounting change will be momentous for UK retailers

31 Jul 2018 | By Simon Lello

Savvy retailers have a window of opportunity to proactively negotiate with their banks, says MUFG’s Simon Lello

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Hotel Chocolat signs deal to develop Scandinavian presence Subscription

31 Jul 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

New franchise stores to open in Sweden, Norway and Finland

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Is Tesco's pricing already a match for the discounters? Subscription

30 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Following initial reports in February that Tesco was thinking of trialling a discount chain, it has begun advertising for staff for a “new retail format” that would be “operated separately from the core Tesco business”. But can Jack’s really allow Tesco to take the fight to the all-conquering discounters?

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Tesco is keeping everyone guessing over its discount chain

27 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Retail history shows mixed results for small-scale additions to core businesses, as Dave Lewis knows very well

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Tesco discount chain: likely locations for Jack's stores Subscription

27 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Reports suggested Tesco could launch up to 60 of the new stores as a homage to founder Jack Cohen

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Kitwave to relocate HB Clark to new Wakefield Hub DC Subscription

26 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

Kitwave is set to relocate HB Clark from its current headquarters to the Wakefield Hub

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Tesco discounter 'Jack's' could launch 'within weeks'

23 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Reports suggest as many as 60 stores could open as early as September

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As Blakemore shutters c&cs what next for Landmark? Subscription

20 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

Landmark Wholesale MD John Mills tells The Grocer what Blakemore’s c&c closure means for the business

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Eat 17 to open Hammersmith store featuring street food market Subscription

19 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

The new store will have three street food booths featuring local food concessions such as The Pizza Project

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Supermarket Income REIT buys Morrisons site in Sheffield Subscription

19 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The company bought the supermarket, located on an 8.4-acre site at the former Hillsborough Barracks, from property company


261 jobs at risk at Asda over closure of home shopping centre

18 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Asda said the move was down to limitations for modernisation at the Enfield site

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Cranswick begins production at new Greater Manchester plant Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Kevin White

The site will supply into categories including continental meats, olives and antipasti

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Parfetts ramps up Go Local recruitment seeking 1,000 stores Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Emily Bright

Wholesaler is on-track to hit its target of 500 stores by the end of the year


Costcutter store numbers decline in wake of P&H struggles Subscription

04 Jul 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Costcutter sore numbers fell from 2,200 to 1,776 in 2017

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Five Waitrose stores to close as JLP issues profit warning Subscription

27 Jun 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Four Waitrose convenience stores and one supermarket have been earmarked for closure, as tough high street conditions took their toll

Habitat Brighton

Habitat to open new stores in Brighton and White City Subscription

18 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The new store locations have been “carefully chosen” to meet different customer shopping missions



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There was a time where it was enough to do one thing and do it well. When simply providing a solid product and service would support your business model for many years, if not decades. But the world has changed and continues to change… fast. Brands need to be planning ahead, but also ready to react when the competition start to encroach on their territory.  


White Paper: A new model for launching new products

As three in four new product launches currently fail within a year, Bray Leino’s new comms model suggests how the traditional approach can evolve to de-risk the launch process. Hosted by The Grocer, Bray Leino invited marketers from leading food and drink brands to discuss this hypothesis. That discussion is the basis for this paper.




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