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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

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'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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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Only the finest: Own Label Category Report 2018 Subscription

24 Apr 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

You might expect the supermarkets’ value lines to be stealing the show. Yet the reality is altogether different

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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

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Mults need be more agile to get the most out of SMEs

28 Mar 2018 | By Karen Green

What are the retailers doing to put successful branded SMEs off, and how could they become more nimble?

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Stay within the Groceries Code's spirit

26 Mar 2018 | By David Sables

Across the country, sole traders are desperately trying to keep their income below the £85k VAT threshold

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Range preview: Asda spring/summer 2018

19 Mar 2018

Health and inclusivity are the buzzwords for Asda’s new spring/summer range - here’s our pick of what will be coming to Asda shelves this summer

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Feeding London: keeping food & drink moving in the capital Subscription

15 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Stone

Roads in the UK capital are clogged. And with its population set to grow to 10 million within 15 years, innovative logistics solutions will be needed to keep food and drink moving. Like what? 

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How will supermarkets enforce the under-16 energy drinks ban? Subscription

13 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

Waitrose, Aldi, Co-op, Tesco and Morrisons plan to exercise their Challenge 25 policies, currently used for alcohol sales

Top 50 Independents 2018

The top 50 independents: How to be king of your own castle Subscription

12 Mar 2018 | By James Halliwell

It’s a brutal market out there in which to be an independent. So who would want to do it? What does it take?

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From Blitz spirit to looting, the Beast from the East reveals the best and worst of UK retail Subscription

05 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

One supermarket with no bread, eggs and meat is the rarest of events, yet this was a scene being played out at hundreds stores, large and small, across the UK

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Murder on the shop floor: battling the rise of in-store crime Subscription

16 Feb 2018 | By Richard Pendleton

On a Saturday evening in January father-of-two Vijay Patel, working in the Rota Express store in Mill Hill Broadway, was killed over a pack of cigarette papers

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Thirteen ways retailers can nudge shoppers into wasting less

15 Feb 2018 | By Megan Tatum

After progress on household food waste reached a disappointing plateau in 2017 Wrap turned to the supermarkets for help

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