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Tesco Crediton: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“Five or six weeks ago, we had the latest self-service checkouts fitted”

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Asda opens bigger gap, though APG proves marginal Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Asda owed its victory to consistency, with its £58.50 shopping bill including 23 items at the cheapest price

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Tesco's 'well maintained' Crediton store takes G33 win Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Victoria Goodsell

Shelves were “well stocked” while “helpful and friendly staff stopped what they were doing” to help our shopper

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Why retailers should get cool with hydrocarbons

13 Oct 2017 | By Eric Winandy

The retail sector has come a long way in becoming more environmentally sustainable…

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Four technologies that could change the face of grocery Video Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The most promising innovations on show at Shoptalk Europe

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Tesco Danestone, Aberdeen: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“We’re very fortunate as we’ve just had one of the new Tesco cafés installed”

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Sainsbury's Bridge Way, Cobham: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

01 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

“I started at Sainsbury’s when I was 16. After my degree I was asked to go on the graduate programme”

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Tesco Mannings Heath, Poole: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“Someone once told me the best thing you can do as a manager is get in early every day and walk every foot of the store”

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Tesco Perth: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“Although we are classed as an Extra, I class this very much as a food store. Non-food is of minor importance to my customers

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

07 Sep 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

“I joined the old store as a deputy in 1990, so it’s been a real journey for me”

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Tesco Sandhurst: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“Only Pitsea and Slough are bigger. The size of the store works to our advantage”

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Asda Portlethen: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

“I feel that Asda is really getting back to doing what it does best”

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Morrisons Shrewsbury: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

We are obsessive about gaps and we are taking part in a new trial that is all about driving down the number of gaps

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Store of the week: Asda, Cardiff Coryton Subscription

10 Aug 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

As a young lad I was a market barrow boy. I started out at Asda as a frozen foods supervisor

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Sainsbury's Inglis Green Rd, Edinburgh: G33 store of the week Subscription

05 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“All the colleagues were recruited from the local area – it has meant quite a lot for the local community”

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Sainsbury's The Galleries, Washington: G33 store of the week Subscription

27 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

“All Sainsbury’s branches are being given iPads so management teams will be able to access everything we need on the shop”

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Tesco Whitfield, Dover: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

“I’m very proud of the team, it’s a fantastic achievement”

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

13 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

“The store has been extended quite a few times in the past 33 years; we had a café built in and made space for a GM range”

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Morrisons Doxford Park, Sunderland: G33 store of the week Subscription

07 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

We have people who specifically come in to be served by a particular person on a checkout…

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Asda opens bigger gap, though APG proves marginal Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Asda owed its victory to consistency, with its £58.50 shopping bill including 23 items at the cheapest price

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Asda takes pricing win as big four deliver a close fight Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

With a total of £53.85, Asda was £1.79 cheaper than Sainsbury’s and £1.89 cheaper than Tesco

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Morrisons G33 pricing win is undercut by Tesco price matching Subscription

28 Sep 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

At £63.12, the Morrisons total was £1.78 cheaper than Tesco’s shelf-edge prices

The new £1 coin

Aldi and Iceland commit to accepting old pound coin until end of month

13 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

“Hundreds of millions of the old coins” remain in circulation just three days before the 15 October deadline

Convibo

Convibo one-hour service becomes Homerun and targets Amazon

11 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Delivery service co-founder Takis Malavetas says supermarkets can fend off threat from online giant

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Quiqup launches full in-store picking service Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Courier service already has partnerships with Whole Foods and Tesco

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