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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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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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Master chefs: behind the scenes in the supermarkets' kitchens

21 Sep 2017 | By Edward Churchfield

Why are more chefs swapping reductions at recherché restaurants to bubble up béchamel in factories instead?

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Is surge pricing worth the gamble? Subscription

13 Sep 2017 | By Edward Churchfield

Surge pricing – as used by the likes of Uber – could soon be in a store near you…

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Electric vehicle chargers: what's the business case? Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

As Motor Fuel Group leads the charge to install electric vehicle pump points, what are the economics?

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First look: Liberty Mini British Food Hall Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

On Friday, the high-end retailer opened the doors to a brand new area dedicated to British food

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Asda needs to follow Tesco’s example to keep in the GCA’s good books Subscription

05 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

So why has Asda escaped, and is the Adjudicator’s decision to hold back from the ultimate deterrent justified?

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First look: Nisa The Battersea General Store tour - video Video

01 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Far from only the basics, Raj Bathia’s Battersea General Store stocks exotic specialities from all over the world


Don't get too comfortable - spread your business

31 Aug 2017 | By David Sables

It’s no surprise that the number of grocery businesses going to the wall has risen

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Are those green shoots at Asda or is it all inflation? Subscription

25 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

There are encouraging signs of improvement for Asda under CEO Sean Clarke, but the patient is still in recovery

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‘Supermarket x’ and the ethics of food risk disclosure Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Food safety recalls are always either too early or too late so how should regulators approach public comms during such scares?

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Nailing your first buyer meeting: 5 tips from food and drink startup founders

24 Aug 2017 | By Theadora Alexander

The founders of Pip & Nut, Spoon Cereals, Little Moons and Brew Tea Co share their top tips for food & drink entrepreneurs

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The CMA should not allow retailers to be vague and dismissive about code breaches Subscription

21 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

News that supplier complaints about possible breaches by Asda have shot up in the past year, doesn’t tell the whole story, at least it took the reporting process seriously … unlike some supermarkets

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