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Waitrose Wine Tasting

Waitrose trials home wine tasting service in London area

22 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The service was tested for six weeks among Waitrose staff before launch

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PayPoint launches EPoS Pro and new mobile app Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

EPoS Pro is located on the PayPoint One platform, and uses cloud-based technology

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Waitrose introduces click & collect queue-busting strategies Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

A new system of self-service check-in rolls out across 140 branches this week ahead of Black Friday

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Sainsbury's trials takeaway pizza service at three stores

15 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The pizza counters will be tested at Cambridge Eddington, Redhill and Bradford branches for 12 weeks

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Cash & carry research shows confusing depots leak sales Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Research was conducted over eight days in Dhamecha’s Hayes depot

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Planet Organic to offer same-day delivery to London customers Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Delivery is available in one-hour time slots and will cost between £9.50 and £15…

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JJ Food Service calls for customers to rate branches online

08 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Nominations must be placed through the site’s Google My Business listing by 5 January

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Gousto launches festive recipe box to tap Christmas market Subscription

06 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The new Get-Together box, launching on 14 November, contains eight seasonal recipe cards…

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Argos to extend Fast Track delivery via new fulfilment sites Subscription

03 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The 200,000 sq ft of extra space will open up four-hour delivery option to six million more households

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Refurb by prominent independent Dean Holborn grows sales 13% Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Holborn’s store in Nutfield, Surrey, underwent a three-week refurbishment before reopening on 23 September…

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Waze signs up supermarkets and coffee chains to in-app ads Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Google-backed sat nav app has 1.8 million active users in the UK

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HelloFresh launches Christmas dinner recipe boxes

24 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The standard Christmas box costs £69.99 for a family of four

Ocado

Ocado launches Amazon-style product subscription service Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Using the Ocado Regulars feature, customers can choose a product they would like to be added to their basket regularly

The new £1 coin

Aldi and Iceland commit to accepting old pound coin until end of month

13 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

“Hundreds of millions of the old coins” remain in circulation just three days before the 15 October deadline

Convibo

Convibo one-hour service becomes Homerun and targets Amazon

11 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Delivery service co-founder Takis Malavetas says supermarkets can fend off threat from online giant

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Quiqup launches full in-store picking service Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Courier service already has partnerships with Whole Foods and Tesco

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Online grocery market set to grow over 50% by 2022, predicts IGD Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The rise of omnichannel shoppers is due to take sector’s value from £10bn to £16bn…

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Tesco could offer sub one-hour deliveries, claims online MD Subscription

10 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Adrian Letts made the claim at the Shoptalk conference in Copenhagen

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Walmart plans same-day delivery in New York after Parcel deal Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Retailer will use recently acquired logistics company Parcel to ramp up its battle with Amazon…

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Greggs launches first home delivery trial with UberEATS Subscription

03 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The service was launched yesterday and is available exclusively through the UberEATS app

Autism hour

Sainsbury's, Co-op and M&S to participate in 'autism hour'

29 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

4,500 stores and shopping centres are taking part in the initiative

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Tesco reviews Uber partnership as TfL denies licence renewal

27 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco was the subject of a protest campaign in June by taxi drivers against the link-up

Smiths News Protest

Smiths News faces protests over higher delivery charges Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Some 30 retailers gathered outside the head office in protest organised by NFRN…

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Deliveroo to open 50 more takeaway kitchens in London

20 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Expansion comes five months after launch with names including Meat Liquor and Busaba Eathai

Amazon Fresh

Amazon underestimated initial demand for Whole Foods lines Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Amazon appears to have vastly underestimated initial demand for Whole Foods products in the US

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Sainsbury's Crawley: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

“We spend quite a bit of time looking at local competitors because there are lots in the area, and we look at being the be…

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Asda continues winning streak as Burnley promoted Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

There are signs that Asda has sharpened its pricing again

Tesco

Tesco St Stephen's, Hull: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“In August we had a new, 3,000 sq ft Holland & Barrett store open within the store”

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Tesco's Hull branch takes another Grocer 33 win Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Victoria Goodsell

There were good Halloween displays and “some staff were in costume”

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Asda Dewsbury: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

27 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

We have been working hard on service. Recently we brought back our own mystery shopping exercise

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'Airy and spacious' Asda Dewsbury takes Grocer 33 win Subscription

27 Oct 2017 | By Victoria Goodsell

This week’s winner impressed with a “tidy” car park and neatly stacked trolleys

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Asda beats rivals to take ninth win of Grocer 33 year Subscription

27 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

With a £67.40 total, Asda came in £2.13 cheaper than second-placed Sainsbury’s…

Bacardi

Cheapest Bacardi helps Asda stay on its winning streak Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda beat all comers this week, including guest retailer Iceland

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Waitrose Ecclesall Road, Sheffield: G33 store of the week Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

“I would love to see a sushi bar in our branch. We are quite a ‘food for now’ store anyway and we have a peak trade around

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Waitrose takes first G33 win of year with Sheffield store Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Victoria Goodsell

With 100% availability and “helpful staff” the “well maintained” Waitrose store in Sheffield won this week

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Tesco Poole (with community room) wins Grocer 33 Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Victoria Goodsell

Tesco in Poole was miles in front this week thanks to 100% availability and “helpful and courteous” staff

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'Polite and helpful' staff win it for Tesco Perth Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Victoria Goodsell

Offers were “eye-catching” and a “sampling of Lindt chocolate was very popular”

Waitrose Wine Tasting

Waitrose trials home wine tasting service in London area

22 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The service was tested for six weeks among Waitrose staff before launch

Market Spar

Spar UK reveals new Market store format in Wales Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The store in Pwllheli relaunched with the new fascia on 30 September and sales are up 10%

store manager of the year

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Andy Savage: the Morrisons store manager who fixes things

16 Jun 2016 | By James Halliwell

The Grocer’s Store Manager of the Year has overcome countless challenges yet still has an appetite for turnarounds

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