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

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

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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

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%

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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

New layout of Blakemore Wholesales Cash Carry depot web

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

Sainsburys SmartShop

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

Frozen and chilled counters

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

Tracey Clements

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

Darcy Willson-Rymer

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

Supermarket violence

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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All talk? What can Gove's 'game-changing' council achieve? Subscription

09 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Sector Council is optimistic about Whitehall coughing up cash, but will the new body end up a toothless talking shop?

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Power list 2018: Who is pulling the property strings?

09 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The rise of online, the discounters and multichannel have all rewritten the rules in supermarket property

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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

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The benefits of blending digital and in-store channels

08 Feb 2018

A ‘new breed’ of retailer recognises the benefits of blending digital and in-store channels…

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Suppliers will take up service roles

05 Feb 2018 | By David Sables

The shifting sands of grocery route-to-market are provoking breakthrough thinking from sales leaders….

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Supermarket expansion: from thin air Video Subscription

02 Feb 2018 | By Megan Tatum

By selling ‘empty space’ above stores, grocers can unlock billions, boost sales, and help solve the UK housing shortage

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The ailing high street needs rapid solutions, not a blame game Subscription

29 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A raft of retailers including Debenhams, Mothercare, and Carpetright are among those to issue profit warnings after poor trading

City Harvest waste not want not

City Harvest: another life for London's waste food Video

22 Jan 2018 | By Megan Tatum

City Harvest works the capital’s ‘last mile’, passing food from supermarkets and events to charities that need it

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How the mults scaled back on deals and savings in 2017 Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarkets scaled back promotional activity last year, latest data confirms

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