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As technology develops, food futurologists have predicted ‘everything’ could be sold this way in the future

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Specialist and affordable: inside Iceland's Wine Warehouse Video Subscription

21 Nov 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The Food Warehouse just opened its biggest ever store, including the first Wine Warehouse

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First look: inside Harrods' Fresh Market Hall Subscription

07 Nov 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

We take a first look inside Harrods’ reimagined food hall, which opened last week after a major refurbishment 

Harrods Market Hall refurb

Harrods opens essentials-focused Fresh Market Hall

05 Nov 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The hall offers a range of classic and modern dishes freshly prepared by 150 in-house chefs

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Tangible in-store experiences give retailers a one-up against online

01 Nov 2018 | By Tony Rhodes

Providing customers with curated and engaging experiences in store is the way forward, says Tony Rhodes, commercial director at Mood Media

Co op on the go

The Co-op launches new store format 'On the Go' Video Subscription

29 Oct 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

First Co-op On the Go opened today in Manchester Piccadilly station

vending one use

Are vending machines the future of food retail? Subscription

25 Oct 2018 | By Hannah Langworth

As technology develops, food futurologists have predicted ‘everything’ could be sold this way in the future

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Vending could be the next big retail disruptor – if we can get it right

24 Oct 2018 | By Jemima Bird

Vending machines create a feeling of distance and if retailers can bridge this gap they can reap the benefits, says Jemima Bird of Hello Finch

Sainsbury's beauty

First look: inside Sainsbury's new beauty departments

10 Oct 2018 | By Julia Glotz

Sainsbury’s is trialling a new, expanded beauty offering in eight stores. We went to its Purley Way store to see what’s on offer

yo sushi

Yo Sushi to pilot food-to-go counters at Tesco Subscription

10 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Yo will have a manned kiosk at two Tesco sites, creating made-to-order sushi

Amazon Go

Amazon to reportedly open checkout-free supermarkets in UK Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The tech giant is said to be looking for a “significant number” of retail sites

M&S Mobile, Pay, Go app

M&S to extend mobile pay app trial across stores Subscription

01 Oct 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The app will be available at West Hampstead, Bankside, Canary Wharf and Westfield Stratford stores before Christmas

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Costcutter to roll out self-checkouts with latest software Subscription

24 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

The Brunel University store is the first to get the self-checkout with the new software

Fish counter at Mercadona

Fish counters: eight examples of brilliant merchandising from around Europe

20 Sep 2018 | By Bryan Roberts

Tcc Global insight director Bryan Roberts takes a look at best practice in fish merchandising 

Asda Aerfoil fridge

Asda to cut fridge energy use with Formula 1-inspired tech Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

New technology is being rolled out to nearly 200 Asda supermarkets

BYO store Tooting

'Zero-waste' grocery store BYO opens in Tooting, London

19 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

BYO only stocks vegan and plant-based items, in line with its environmentally friendly mission

Jack's tills

First look: Inside Tesco's new discount chain Jack's, Chatteris

19 Sep 2018 | By The Grocer News Team

The new chain is designed to ”bring customers great-tasting food at the lowest possible prices” and promises ”no fancy fixtures or fittings, and no added extras”

Dave Lewis Jack's

Tesco unveils new discount grocery chain Jack’s

19 Sep 2018 | By The Grocer News Team

The chain, named after Tesco founder Jack Cohen, will carry roughly 2,600 product lines and focus on British sourcing

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M&S continues to open Wasabi sushi concessions Subscription

12 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

The retailer added three new Wasabi concessions this summer

Premier Victoria

Premier looks to bring in teens and vegans with store concept Subscription

07 Sep 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The concept store in Hull features seating areas and free wi-fi

B&M Express

B&M converts Heron Foods branches to 'B&M Express' fascia Subscription

03 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

At least six Heron Foods stores are operating under the new banner

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