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  • Supermarket staff cuts open door for independents

    Supermarket staff cuts open door for independents

    The big supermarkets are cutting staff numbers at the same time as opening hundreds of new stores, according to data prepared for Independent Retail News. An analysis of publicly available figures carried out by field sales marketing agency Gekko found the top five UK grocers had increased store numbers by 10.5% over the past three years, [...]

    📅August 22, 2014

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  • More c-stores call for small shop day

    More c-stores call for small shop day

    The organisers of Small Business Saturday are looking for more independent convenience stores to get involved in the event this year, according to today’s Independent Retail News. “The more c-stores and grocery stores we can encourage to participate, the better,” said Mark Roper, head of UK merchant services at American Express, one of the key backers [...]

    📅August 22, 2014

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  • Great British Bake Off boosting supermarket sales

    Great British Bake Off boosting supermarket sales

    According to Sainsbury's, the "Bake-Off effect" has led to a big rise in bakery sales, with ingredients and equipment seeing significant uplifts. The retailer reported a 30% increase in the sale of flaked almonds after Mary Berry featured Florentines in one episode of the hit TV show. Similarly, Sainsbury’s has seen a 200% rise in bakeware sales, [...]

    📅August 22, 2014

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  • C-stores embrace mobile marketing

    C-stores embrace mobile marketing

    Convenience store retailers are embracing technology that allows them to offer bespoke promotions to shoppers in-store via their mobile phones, with Spar, Londis and One Stop all launching initiatives this month (August), reports today’s Independent Retail News. Spar has teamed up with digital voucher specialist i-movo and promotions agency Blue Chip for its mobile coupon “Shop [...]

    📅August 22, 2014

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  • Independents urged to back crime-busting initiatives

    Independents urged to back crime-busting initiatives

    Independent retailers who want more police officers on the streets to give reassurance and deter crime are not going to get them, as recent budget cuts mean the force is “stretched to breaking point”, according to today’s Independent Retail News. That was one of the messages to newsagents in Kent who met with the county’s elected [...]

    📅August 22, 2014

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  • Celebrate your high street with the High Street of the Year Awards

    Celebrate your high street with the High Street of the Year Awards

    A national competition is currently underway to find and celebrate the best high streets in the country. The competition is being run by the Future High Street Forum and the Association of Town and City Management. There are six separate categories in recognition of the diversity of Britain’s high streets: City Centre; Town Centre; Market Town; [...]

    📅August 22, 2014

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