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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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Nisa Chingford retailer drives sales hike with layout changes Subscription

15 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Products were repositioned to create a better “store flow” and to increase traffic towards the fresh and chilled section

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Tesco sets itself 'high ambition' carbon reduction targets

15 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer will switch to 100% renewable electricity in the UK and Ireland this year

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Simply Fresh unveils new city centre & on the go formats Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The city centre concept will focus on fresh food to go and feature the new Simply Fresh Kitchen

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Sainsbury's to trial Patisserie Valerie products at counters

28 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s will also increase the number of sushi counters from 20 to 50 by the end of the year

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New agency offers virtual shelf testing Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The agency offers suppliers and retailers the chance to trial new on-shelf ideas without going near a supermarket

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Sainsbury's plans digital makeover for third of Argos stores Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s has so far reported encouraging results from its Argos concessions

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London Nisa store rebrands as high-end organic independent shop Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Pav Sahota will open Raw Store in Old Street next week after seeing demand “for something a little bit different”

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Nisa offers flexibility with Store of the Future 2 concept Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Launched in 2015, the Store of the Future 2 format has seen almost 300 stores convert to the fascia

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First look: Waitrose Haywards Heath Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The latest addition to the Waitrose estate hosts a number of the retailer’s new concepts, including an open kitchen and wine bar

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Tesco brings no and low-alcohol drinks together in stores Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Industry figures show Brits are drinking less alcohol than they did a decade ago

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Nisa focuses on ‘store of the future’ as Loco numbers slide Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Nisa initially planned to open 150 Loco stores within its first year of operation

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The Co-op to cut 'clutter' in in-store marketing revamp Subscription

21 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op is reducing the number of different types of PoS from 37 to 19

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Bmorelocal's fifth store opens in Kenton, Newcastle

20 Mar 2017 Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler first launched the fascia last May

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Morrisons launches in-store Indian takeaway in Bradford store Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Shoppers at the supermarket’s Victoria Shopping Centre store can collect their order or eat in store

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Collins confident in strategy despite Waitrose sales decline Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

MD Rob Collins insists the Waitrose store renovation programme is working

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Aldi opens 700th UK store and targets 1,000 by 2022

28 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Aldi said it was investing £450m this year to add capacity to its stores and distribution network…

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Aldi and the joys of bare bones shopping - video Video

23 Feb 2017

In this video, James Cronin of Lancaster University Management School argues the “shopping experience” is no longer relevant

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Jempson's plans multimillion-pound refurbishment of Rye store Subscription

01 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The new store will also incorporate the town’s Post Office

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Spar opens new supermarket in the University of Hull Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Previously supplied by the NUS, since changing to the new fascia weekly like-for-like sales are up 20%

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Alpro and Spar target free-from boost with fixture trial Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

The ambient fixture, which also includes non-Alpro products, is being trialled in 55 Spar stores

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EasyFoodstore weighs up new sites as Park Royal gets facelift Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Any future new stores would likely be slightly bigger on secondary retail sites with the right demographics

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Amazon unveils checkout-free convenience store Video Subscription

05 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The new store is based in Seattle and currently in beta testing

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How to negotiate with supermarket buyers - video Video

17 May 2017

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants explains the biggest mistakes suppliers make when negotiating with supermarkets - and how to avoid them

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Leaked Labour manifesto: the key points for food & drink Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Julia Glotz

From a new childhood obesity strategy to an extension of the Adjudicator’s remit, we’ve picked out the key policy pledges for food & drink

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The Waitrose suppermarket experience Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The Grocer headed out to the Waitrose Café at its new Haywards Heath store to rate the ambience and cuisine

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Sainsbury's results: what the analysts say Subscription

03 May 2017

Sainsbury’s has reported a 1% drop in profit before tax for the year to 11 March. Here’s how leading City and retail analysts reacted to the news

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How the craft beer boom is shaking up the BWS aisles Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Sales are set to double again in a sector with sustainable premiums and the opportunity for differentiation

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Can the supermarkets really cook up a winner from recipe boxes? Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The relatively new concept of having your dinner delivered to your door has got supermarkets running scared … why?

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Buyers must be free to do their jobs

24 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Rayner

Buyers are stifled by internal projects, short-term requests, unnecessary meetings and report writing

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Does Farms spell the end for good, better, best tiering? Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By James Halliwell

Could the trend for fluffy Farms branding spell the end for words like Value, Basics and Price?

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In retail, only what gets measured gets managed - video Video

20 Apr 2017

In his latest video column for The Grocer, Tim Mason of Eagle Eye talks about how an early Clubcard experience alerted him to the transformational power of customer data

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Speed is increasingly expected in the bagging area Video Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Few words strike frustration into the heart of the shopper quite like “unexpected item in bagging area”

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Four lessons in food retailing excellence from M&S - video Video

18 Apr 2017

Jeremy Garlick on M&S_still Jeremy Garlick on M&S_still In this video, Jeremy Garlick of Insight Traction sets out four key areas where M&S excels when it comes to selling food

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