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  • Waitrose opens new store in Egham

    Waitrose opens new store in Egham

    Waitrose has announced the opening of a new 30,00sq ft supermarket in Egham town centre. The new store offers a wine department and fresh bakery, as well as eat-in areas for customers. Waitrose Egham branch manager David Coltman said: “This store represents a significant investment in Egham and it has enabled us to create over 180 jobs [...]

    📅January 26, 2015

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  • Retail sales up in December as food prices fall – ONS

    Retail sales up in December as food prices fall – ONS

    According to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), retail sales in December were up 0.4% on November. The ONS said growth was seen in all main store types except food stores and petrol stations. Prices in food stores fell 0.9% over the year to December. Commenting on the figures, Worldpay UK managing director Dave [...]

    📅January 23, 2015

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  • Nigel Farage: Plain packs legislation ‘ineffectual and wrong’

    Nigel Farage: Plain packs legislation ‘ineffectual and wrong’

    UKIP leader Nigel Farage has weighed into the debate over cigarette plain packaging, following public health minister Jane Ellison’s announcement that regulations enforcing plain packs are to be laid before parliament before the general election in May. Once the legislation is passed, cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco would have to be sold in standardised packs from May [...]

    📅January 22, 2015

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  • Plain cigarette packaging proposals: Industry response

    Plain cigarette packaging proposals: Industry response

    The retail and tobacco sectors have been responding to public health minister Jane Ellison's announcement that regulations enforcing cigarette plain packaging are to be laid before parliament before the general election in May. Once the legislation is passed, cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco would have to be sold in standardised packs from May 2016. Melvin Ruigrok, general manager [...]

    📅January 22, 2015

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  • Government moves to bring forward plain cigarette packaging

    Government moves to bring forward plain cigarette packaging

    Public health minister Jane Ellison has announced that regulations enforcing cigarette plain packaging are to be laid before parliament before the general election in May. Once the legislation is passed, cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco would have to be sold in standardised packs from May 2016. Public health minister Jane Ellison said: "The Secretary of State and I [...]

    📅January 22, 2015

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  • Poundland reports strong Christmas trading

    Poundland reports strong Christmas trading

    Poundland has posted a 10.2% rise in revenue to £328.4 million, for the 13 weeks to 28 December  – representing a total growth of 9.8%. The company said it opened 17 stores in the UK and Ireland during the period, adding that it remained on track to open 60 new stores in the UK and Ireland in [...]

    📅January 21, 2015

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