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'Polite and helpful' staff win it for Tesco Subscription

22 Feb 2019 | By Emma Gesto

Tesco in Brislington, Bristol had full availability and an ‘excellent range’ of services

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Tesco Extra Brislington, Bristol: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

22 Feb 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

‘It’s really important to me that we develop our colleagues up through the ranks’

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Asda wins with cheapest price for two-thirds of our items Subscription

22 Feb 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

It’s been a tough week for Asda with the CMA’s damning provisional findings on its proposed merger with Sainsbury’s

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How Eat 17 is reimagining the local grocery store concept

14 Feb 2019 | By Tim Mason

Tim Mason, CEO of Eagle Eye, is impressed by the chain’s new and exciting convenience retail format

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How Bargain Buys is turning Poundstretcher sales around Video Subscription

11 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

Opened under the name Bargain Buys, 45 new Poundstretcher stores are helping turn around a sales slump

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Waitrose Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

14 Feb 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

‘I joined Waitrose through the leadership programme seven years ago and I’m looking forward to this new challenge’

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Tesco The Meadows, Sandhurst: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

07 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

‘It’s one of the top three in the country and it’s the flagship site, takings-wise’

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Sainsbury's Tritton Rd, Lincoln: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

31 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

‘The Lettuce Know app is great for keeping on top of availability and store standards’

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Tesco Riverview, Irvine: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

24 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

‘I have both Sainsbury’s and Asda right on the doorstep. It can make life interesting’

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Sainsbury's Drumchapel, Glasgow: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

17 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

‘We had great results over Christmas and sold out of many higher-priced goods’

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Tesco Solent Road, Havant: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

10 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

‘This is the third Christmas I’ve had as manager of this store and I was able to plan much better than ever before’

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Tesco Western Road, Montrose: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

03 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

‘A lot of factors contributed to an excellent performance this Christmas’

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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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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’

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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’

price winners

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Asda wins with cheapest price for two-thirds of our items Subscription

22 Feb 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

It’s been a tough week for Asda with the CMA’s damning provisional findings on its proposed merger with Sainsbury’s

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Guest Iceland pips Asda to Grocer 33 victory by just 63p Subscription

14 Feb 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

It was a two-horse race this week, with Iceland and Asda the only contenders

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Asda beats nearest competitor Tesco by more than £4 Subscription

07 Feb 2019 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda was exclusively cheapest for five fruit & veg lines this week

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Iceland trials delivery service for caterers Subscription

21 Feb 2019 | By Steve Farrell

Retailer has begun sending marketing emails for the new Iceland Trade service

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Waitrose staff to host 'hands-on' cookery classes Subscription

11 Feb 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

The hands-on workshops are designed to give customers insight into staff’s specialisms

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Shoplifting: are we giving thieves a licence to steal?

08 Feb 2019 | By Angelina Mason

Legislation, policing policy, austerity, the growth of self-checkouts and even bags for life are being blamed for the rise in crime. But what can be done to tackle it?

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Amid fast-changing consumer tastes and an avalanche of new launches, how do you stand out from the crowd and build a long-term business?

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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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