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Asda House

Asda out in front at halfway point of Grocer 33 year Subscription

15 Dec 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda beat proposed merger partner Sainsbury’s by almost £3 this week, confirming its dominance as we pass the halfway point of the Grocer 33 year.

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Tesco store 'appealing' during busy Christmas period Subscription

13 Dec 2018 | By Emma Gesto

Tesco at the Copdock Interchange in Ipswich takes the last win of the year

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Tesco Ipswich: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

13 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

People are being a bit more frugal and shopping little and often in the run-up to Christmas

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Small companies can use big data to add a personal touch

13 Dec 2018 | By Benoit Mahé

Big data provides, throughout the retail value chain, abundant information that can be a significant help in decision-making

Fortnum & Mason

Inside Fortnum & Mason's first new branch in 300 years Video Subscription

06 Dec 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

How is the posh retailer ‘flexing its proposition’ with its outlet in London’s Royal Exchange?

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Asda Fullerton Road, Glenrothes: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

06 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘We’ve been concentrating on making sure we have great availability across our essential lines’

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Sainsbury's Edinburgh: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

29 Nov 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

‘We had an Argos installed in January, so Black Friday this year has meant a huge increase in footfall

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Tesco Northampton: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

22 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘We’ve just completed a major in-store refurbishment and given the store a real makeover’

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Morrisons, Ruthin Road, Wrexham: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

16 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘We’ve launched a Black Friday Comes Early event and it’s a massive driver of sales’

nick davis waitrose exeter

Waitrose Exeter: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

08 Nov 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

‘We have a generous amount of seasonal lines because some customers only visit us at Christmas’

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Asda Kingswood Retail Park, Hull: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

01 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘I started as a trolley boy at this very store 21 years ago’

mike bruen asda crewe

Asda Victoria Centre, Crewe: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

25 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘I think Asda colleagues are particularly well known for being friendly and that’s what pleases customers the most’

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Waitrose Newton Mearns: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

19 Oct 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

‘The team in this branch know our customers well and are proactive at giving a personal and unique service’

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Asda, Queensway, Stafford: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘We have to be very competitive on prices, and we are thanks to our Rolled Back Staying Back cuts’

craig sellen asda basildon

Asda Supercentre, Basildon: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

05 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘The growth in click & collect has been absolutely astronomical’

tony ware morrisons cwmbran

Morrisons Cwmbran: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

27 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘Virtually every product line you can think of now has a wonky version and customers love it’

rosie don tesco perth

Store of the week: Tesco Crieff Road, Perth Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

‘I’m really looking forward to seeing what Jack’s looks like and what they’ve done with it’

john taylor waitrose comely bank edinburgh

Waitrose Comely Bank, Edinburgh: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

13 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Store manager John Taylor said recognising good performance was key to high standards

dickie danby waitrose chester

Waitrose Chester: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

06 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Store manager Dickie Danby on why his store is this week’s winner

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Asda House

Asda out in front at halfway point of Grocer 33 year Subscription

15 Dec 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda beat proposed merger partner Sainsbury’s by almost £3 this week, confirming its dominance as we pass the halfway point of the Grocer 33 year.

Tesco bananas

Deal on fish wins it for Tesco with a 2p overall margin Subscription

06 Dec 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Tesco edged out Asda this week thanks to some big promotions

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Christmas dinner is cheapest at Asda in festive 33 Subscription

30 Nov 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

At £116.77 the Walmart-owned retailer was £3.80 cheaper than runner-up Tesco

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Customer complaints drop for retailers using AI, finds study Subscription

17 Dec 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Survey finds 100% of UK retailers using AI have seen improved sales

drone

Small companies can use big data to add a personal touch

13 Dec 2018 | By Benoit Mahé

Big data provides, throughout the retail value chain, abundant information that can be a significant help in decision-making

atm

ATM business rates dispute set to reopen following VOA appeal Subscription

07 Dec 2018 | By Andrew Don

The retailers involved in the case include Tesco, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op, supported by independent cash machine operator Cardtronics Europe

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Webinars

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BREXIT A MOVABLE FEAST: WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREPARE?

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Plastic and the Packaging Conundrum

Plastic is the new public enemy number one. But how should the industry, which is so reliant on plastic as a packaging solution, respond?

Whitepapers

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Guide To... Logistics

What goes on behind the scenes in any retail envi­ronment may not be seen by many but is a massive operation requiring streamlined logistics solutions. 

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Guide To... Export Services

While many exported British products are aimed at European customers, a looming no-deal Brexit is causing many to look to new and emerging markets in the face of the uncertainty this is causing.

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White Paper: Sustainability – don’t stand still

Is plastic packaging your friend or foe? Are you making sustainable decisions that will retain your customers and attract new ones? Sustainability is high on every agenda and an opportunity for brands and retailers to make a difference to the planet and your bottom line.

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