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  • Early spring for Tesco’s home-grown strawberries

    Early spring for Tesco’s home-grown strawberries

    Tesco said its first home grown strawberries of the year are appearing on shelves a week earlier than usual thanks to fine weather and a generally mild winter. The retailer said the earliest home grown strawberries traditionally come from either Kent, Sussex or Hampshire but this year growers in Wales produced the first UK fruit of [...]

    📅March 6, 2015

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  • The Co-operative Group appoints new chief financial officer

    The Co-operative Group appoints new chief financial officer

    The Co-operative Group has announced the appointment of Ian Ellis as Group chief financial officer. He joins from retailer Wilko, where he has been chief financial officer since 2008. Previous roles include head of finance at Morrisons as well as a variety of senior finance positions at Northern Foods. The Co-operative Group chief executive officer Richard Pennycook [...]

    📅March 6, 2015

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  • Convenience sector shop theft falls – ACS Crime Report 2015

    Convenience sector shop theft falls – ACS Crime Report 2015

    According to latest figures from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) Crime Report, the percentage of retailers who have been victims of shop theft has fallen from 91% in 2012 to 74% in 2014. The cost of shop theft to the convenience sector also fell over the last year from £44m to £35m a year. Other key [...]

    📅March 5, 2015

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  • Blakemore Wholesale appoints new managing director

    Blakemore Wholesale appoints new managing director

    Spar wholesaler AF Blakemore has announced the appointment of Craig O’Connor as managing director, with a focus on the company’s cash and carry operation. O’Connor took up the role on 2nd March and will report to Sam Wilcox, who continues in his role as overall managing director for the company’s wholesale divisions. Appointed managing director of DB [...]

    📅March 5, 2015

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  • Tobacco display ban – one month to go

    Tobacco display ban – one month to go

    With one month to go until the tobacco display ban comes into force for small businesses on 6 April, the Department of Health says there are a number of easy and low cost ways for retailers to make their displays compliant. Some may get support from the tobacco industry, but if in doubt it suggests retailers [...]

    📅March 5, 2015

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  • One Stop opens 200th Post Office

    One Stop opens 200th Post Office

    Tesco-owned convenience store chain One Stop Stores has announced the opening of its 200th Post Office following the launch of its latest franchise store in the north east. The store in Witherwack, Sunderland also moved from a fortress Post Office to the new Local format, offering longer opening hours. One Stop franchise director Andrew King said: “We’re [...]

    📅March 4, 2015

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