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  • Public health agenda ‘is the biggest threat’

    Public health agenda ‘is the biggest threat’

    The biggest legislative threats to the convenience sector over the next five years are likely to come from the growing public health agenda, chief executive James Lowman told the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) annual summit in Birmingham last week. “The challenges we face under the next government will be pretty similar, whoever makes up [...]

    📅May 1, 2015

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  • Retailers to vote on Nisa shake-up

    Retailers to vote on Nisa shake-up

    Radical changes to the way Nisa Retail is run could start to come into force later this year if retailers back recommendations made in a hard-hitting report, reports today's Independent Retail News. The report by Lord Myners, which was commissioned in February, is being sent to members, who will be able to vote on the proposals [...]

    📅May 1, 2015

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  • Londis forges ahead with revamp plans

    Londis forges ahead with revamp plans

    Londis boss John Pattison says the group is making good progress with its turnaround programme after its operational split from Budgens at the start of 2015, reports today's Independent Retail News. It has already recruited 37 new stores, putting the group on track to hit its target of 100 by the end of the year. At [...]

    📅May 1, 2015

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  • Indies go on the expansion trail

    Indies go on the expansion trail

    Leading independent retailers are hitting the expansion trail as the economic climate warms up and they seek to cash in on the growing trend for shopping ‘little and often’, reports today's Independent Retail News. Among them are ex-Londis retailer Raj Aggarwal, Nisa member Rav Garcha and Londis stalwart Roli Ranger. Independent Shaun Marwaha, who has founded [...]

    📅May 1, 2015

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  • Grocers and consumer products dominate in ‘Meaningful Brands’ study

    Grocers and consumer products dominate in ‘Meaningful Brands’ study

    According to a study by Havas Media measuring the value consumers place on brands, grocers and consumer products dominated the list of brands most favoured by consumers. Havas Media said its Meaningful Brands 2015 study "represents the first global study to show how our quality of life and wellbeing connects with brands at both a human [...]

    📅April 30, 2015

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  • Consumer Confidence Index remains at 13-year high in April

    Consumer Confidence Index remains at 13-year high in April

    GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index remained at 4 in April, with two of the five measures used to calculate the Index rising during the month. Nick Moon, managing director of social research at GfK, said: "The government goes into the election with the final consumer confidence barometer offering mixed fortunes. "On the one hand, there is no continuing [...]

    📅April 30, 2015

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