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Sainsbury's and Zizzi team up to offer hot pizzas in-store Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Customers at the Balham branch in south London can order in-store, on the Zizzi website or for delivery via Deliveroo


Eat to launch concessions in two Debenhams department stores Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

Debenhams’ restaurants, cafés and branded food partners currently serve up to 19 million customers each year

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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%

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Musgrave plans to open checkout-free c-store in Cork Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

Irish retailer Musgrave could beat Amazon to the punch by opening a checkout-free store

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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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Sainsbury's launches Amazon Go-style checkout-bypassing app

26 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Nine months after Amazon launched its checkout-free store in Seattle, Sainsbury’s has unveiled a similar experience

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Park Garage Group coffee overhaul sees 50% uplift in sales Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Forecourt operator has installed Franke coffee machines and switched provider to Seattle’s Best

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Pret to open third veggie store in London

18 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Stores in Soho and Shoreditch are attracting meat-eaters as well as vegetarians

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Motor Fuel Group to put electric charge points into entire estate Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group is to install electric charge points across its entire estate

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Warwick University Costcutter hikes sales with self-service Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Costcutter offers the self-scan tills to retailers in partnership with Toshiba and HTEC

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Holland & Barrett opens Crussh 'fit food' bar in London

25 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The concession launched on Tuesday with a menu of healthy food, ‘super smoothies’ and a full ‘smart’ coffee menu

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Electronic shelf edge labelling: supermarkets step up tests

18 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Morrisons is testing two different forms of electronic shelf labels

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Waitrose to reach 75 sushi counters by 2018 Subscription

02 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

With the latest launch in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, it has opened more than 20 counters in the past six months

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Tesco joins Innovation Gateway environmental exchange Subscription

06 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket will share its experience on how to make buildings more environmentally friendly

Lidl’s middle aisle ’genuinely creates excitement’

Lidl makes non-food 'middle aisle' star of new TV advert - video

06 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

Ad will air tonight during the Coronation Street commercial break


Aldi readies €5bn European store revamp programme Subscription

04 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The speculation comes amid fierce competition in the UK driven by the German discounter and rival Lidl, and the reported investment across Denmark, France and Benelux countries would mark its largest ever to date

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Sainsbury's reveals plan to switch all sites to LED lighting

27 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Under the supermarket’s Sustainability Plan, greenhouse gas emissions will be cut by more than 3.4% annually

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Heatwave-hit mults face criticism over chiller failures

23 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Social media is awash with reports of fridges breaking down as the mercury topped 30 degrees

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Tesco revamps Brand Outlet value fixtures Subscription

16 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has relaunched its Brand Outlet aisles, in a bid to up competition with the discounters

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Tesco trials four shopper mission-led Express store formats Subscription

08 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The stores will merchandise products to fit with customer habits, rather than sticking to categories

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Costcutter to use Shopper First refurbs as incentive Subscription

08 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The symbol group has piloted its ‘Shopper First’ programme in seven stores since October

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Sainsbury's adds new dairy-free fixture Subscription

01 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The supermarket has also introduced lines from Califa Farms and Plenish

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Tesco set to slash carbon emissions with refrigerant switch

26 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer has already converted the first 60 stores to the new system

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Waitrose sizes up other locations for hit supper clubs Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The “overwhelmingly positive feedback” has prompted Waitrose to weigh up taking the concept to other locations

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Berry Bros & Rudd opens new outlet on Pall Mall Subscription

22 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The store sits just around the corner from its original No 3 St James’s Street store…

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Is the Waitrose of the north about to become just that? Subscription

05 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Rumours over a Booths sale have put both John Lewis and Amazon in the frame, but stores are no longer such hot property

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Adjudicator highlights how the multiples generate waste

30 Nov 2017

Sir, The GCA points to a troubling issue when she recognises the systematic role supermarkets play in the waste of food

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The Claus come out: how sharp is this year's festive offer? Subscription

24 Nov 2017 | By James Halliwell

The Grocer went shopping to check out the displays and ranges as the battle looms for share of spend this Christmas

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Inside Harrods Roast & Bake food hall Video

23 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Amid the luxury, the needs of the locals have not been forgotten in the first phase of the Harrods food halls revamp

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Death of the supermarket? Subscription

22 Nov 2017 | By Richard Pendleton

Hardly. New direct to consumer platform INS undoubtedly grabbed headlines though. So can it succeed where others failed?

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Asda cuts average savings as it ramps up promo levels Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Asda is getting festive as it ramps up deals on confectionery, biscuits and snacks ahead of Christmas

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Harrods revamps food hall for first time in 30 years

14 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The store has unveiled a new roastery and bake hall that will make fresh coffee, pastries and bread in front of customers

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CMA approves Tesco-Booker takeover: timeline Video

14 Nov 2017 | By The Grocer News Team

Here’s how The Grocer reported the key milestones of this landmark mega-merger

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Christmas adverts at a glance: watch the supermarkets’ festive ads for 2017 Video

10 Nov 2017

Catch up on the latest festive campaigns with our roundup of Christmas ads

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Christmas is a big opportunity for the middle market

06 Nov 2017 | By Tim Mason

With footfall on the high street reported to have declined, retailers are under pressure

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Five retail concepts we wish were reality Video

30 Oct 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

Retailers need to move with the times. So we regularly challenge design agencies to come up with solutions to the problems retailers face

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