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Coop Italia: the supermarket of the future? Subscription

Stargazing is a mug’s game but Coop Italia’s vision is a pretty cool one

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Clayton Park Deli

The 'Ultra Urban' convenience concept is changing retail

09 Jun 2018 | By Steve Parfett

Innovative new retail concepts like Ancoats General Store and Clayton Park Deli are using food to go to appeal to a young, ultra urban crowd, says Steve Parfett

Bupa corporate shot

Waitrose-Bupa partnership points to end of 'safe' concessions

07 Jun 2018 Updated: 07 Jun 2018 | By Andy Brian

Retailers will need to be increasingly brave with their use of in-store space to compete against the discounters and online rivals, says Andy Brian of Gordons law firm

coop italia store of the future

Coop Italia: the supermarket of the future? Subscription

06 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Stargazing is a mug’s game but Coop Italia’s vision is a pretty cool one

Sainsbury's Wandsworth Ben & Jerry's parlour

Sainsbury’s trials Ben & Jerry’s and Carte D’Or stands

04 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The retailer is trialling a Ben & Jerry’s parlour in three south London branches, as well as two Carte D’Or outlets in Hertfordshire and Surrey.

Costco released their latest financial results this week

Costco to roll out petrol stations to most of its locations Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Senior VP for Europe Steve Pappas said Costco UK was “developing plans for other locations”, but was “unable to give a time” on when they would open


Store spotlight: A Freshii take on healthy fast food in the UK Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Angelina Mason

First launched in Canada in 2005, the healthy fast food chain has plans to build a new ‘lifestyle brand’

sainsburys shopping basket

Sainsbury's self-service checkouts being updated and simplified Subscription

29 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Software will be modernised to make checkouts in all its 1,400 stores more straightforward for customers and employees

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Booths' Media City store sees 90% food to go sales increase Subscription

24 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Improvement works at the Manchester store included a new soup & hot sandwich bar, patisserie counter and breakfast bar

Budgens Islington store

Budgens Islington: renovation in search of perfection Subscription

16 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

It’s been a decade since Paul Gardner made the unorthodox switch from a career in the police force to taking on a run-down Budgens store in the heart of Islington

Chef Central Booker

Tesco set to roll out Chef Central cash & carries in all Extras Subscription

11 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco Extras told to clear 10,000 sq ft of space for cash & carry outlets

harrods wine web

Harrods opens fine wine and spirits rooms Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The rooms will offer top-tier and lesser-known brands, with bottles priced from £12-£28,000

Sainsburys store-web

'Blueprinting' stores is 'dead', says Sainsbury's Subscription

03 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Tailoring individual supermarkets to local customers’ grocery needs ‘key to serving customers effectively’

Sainsbury's Redhill

Sainsbury's showcases its strategy at Redhill refit tour Subscription

29 Mar 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The store is a ‘manifestation’ of Sainsbury’s strategy of competing with discounters, implementing technology and partnerships

Sainsbury's Nine Elms store

Sainsbury's to take extra measures against self-scan theft Subscription

26 Mar 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Shoppers stole more than £3bn worth of products last year

SPAR Landmark Place  - Daily Deli web

Spar looks to reformat stores in image of Landmark Place site Subscription

21 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Spar looks to reformat stores in image of Landmark Place site

Central England Co-op

Central England Co-op announces new store and revamp plans Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

Society opened eight new food stores and relaunched more than 20 convenience stores last year at a cost of £15m

Brian Woodward

Brian Woodward, HMY Group, on bogofs and Chicken Run

08 Feb 2018 | By Megan Tatum

No two days are the same. One could involve global logistics, the next our college-positive action group

Amazon go

Amazon opens its much-anticipated Amazon Go checkout-free store Video

24 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

The store sells ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks made by its chefs and local kitchens and bakeries

Checkout Superstore

Slough retail entrepreneurs to open superstore next to a Lidl Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

The 20,000 sq ft Checkout Superstore in Farnham Road is the brainchild of the Abdeali family

eat 17 grocery store

Eat 17 plans new openings in Hammersmith and Leytonstone Subscription

16 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Eat 17’s latest stoe opened in Bishop’s Stortford in November



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