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  • Ocado plans new distribution warehouse in London

    Ocado plans new distribution warehouse in London

    Online grocery retailer Ocado has announced plans to build a new Customer Fulfilment Centre in Erith, South-East London. The company said that subject to planning approval, it expects fit out work to begin in 2016, with the depot operational by 2017. Real estate investment trust Tritax Big Box is providing £98.8 million funding the project. It said [...]

    📅January 30, 2015

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  • Sainsbury’s teams up with Argos to bring Argos digital to supermarkets

    Sainsbury’s teams up with Argos to bring Argos digital to supermarkets

    Sainsbury's has teamed up with Argos to open 10 new Argos digital stores within its supermarkets. The retailer said the move will give customers a choice of over 20,000 non-grocery products, with an extended range of 40,000 products available to order in store for home delivery. Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe said: "These 10 Argos stores will [...]

    📅January 29, 2015

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  • Grocery Code Adjudicator could be granted new powers to fine supermarkets

    Grocery Code Adjudicator could be granted new powers to fine supermarkets

    New measures giving the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) powers to fine UK supermarkets in breach of the Groceries Code have been laid in Parliament, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has announced. Created in 2013, The GCA enforces the Groceries Supply Code of Practice governing the commercial relationships between the ten largest UK supermarkets and [...]

    📅January 29, 2015

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  • Tesco store closures – full list

    Tesco store closures – full list

    Tesco has named the 43 'unprofitable' stores set to close as part of its turnaround plan. The list includes seven superstores, 30 convenience stores and six Homeplus sites. Bedlington Superstore Chatham Superstore Connswater Superstore Cregagh Road, Belfast Superstore Doncaster Superstore Kirkcaldy Superstore Wrexham Dodds Lane Superstore Bearwood Express store Belvedere Express store Church Street Ballymena Express store Heaton Chapel Express store Heybridge Essex Express store Houghton Regis Express store Liverpool [...]

    📅January 29, 2015

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  • Iceland appoints new media buying partner

    Iceland appoints new media buying partner

    Iceland has announced that it has appointed media agency The7Stars as its new partner to handle media buying across all channels, ending its nine-year partnership with Mediacom North. Commenting on the move, Iceland joint managing director Nick Canning said: “The huge changes taking place in UK food retailing at present require us to challenge our thinking [...]

    📅January 29, 2015

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  • Waitrose expansion to create 2,000 jobs in 2015

    Waitrose expansion to create 2,000 jobs in 2015

    Waitrose has announced plans to create 2,000 new jobs in 2015 as it sets its sights on a new expansion programme. The retailer said it plans to open 14 stores across the UK, including seven supermarkets and seven Little Waitrose convenience stores, adding close to 230,000sq ft of selling space to its estate. As part of the [...]

    📅January 28, 2015

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