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  • Convenience store growth continues

    Convenience store growth continues

    Store numbers are continuing to grow in the convenience channel, according to new research by IGD Retail Analysis and William Reed Business Media. The research showed that the fastest growing segment in the last year was multiple retailers, with 401 new stores. Tesco-owned One Stop saw the biggest rise, adding 109 stores. Independent store numbers saw a [...]

    📅May 22, 2015

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  • Warm weather boosts sales at Waitrose

    Warm weather boosts sales at Waitrose

    Waitrose said sales in its stores were up 0.3% on last year, with warmer weather boosting sales in outside dining and gardening categories. The retailer said sales of outdoor plants were up 45% last week, British cut flowers up 22%, while its ‘grow your own’ range of fruit, vegetables and herbs were up more than 100%. Food-to-go [...]

    📅May 22, 2015

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  • NFRN hails new EU regulations for fairer card fees

    NFRN hails new EU regulations for fairer card fees

    The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) said it is "delighted" at news that the European Union has adopted new regulations to cap fees for payments made with debit and credit cards. Interchange fees are charged by a cardholder's bank to a retailer's bank every time a consumer makes a card-based purchase. Under the new regulations, [...]

    📅May 22, 2015

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  • Booker to buy Londis and Budgens for £40m

    Booker to buy Londis and Budgens for £40m

    Food wholesaler Booker Group has announced that it has agreed to buy the Londis and Budgens retail chains in a deal worth £40m. The Londis symbol chain includes 1,630 convenience stores with sales of close to £504m in 2014, while Budgens includes 167 stores, with sales of £329m. Booker said a sale and purchase agreement has been signed with [...]

    📅May 21, 2015

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  • Markit Household Finance Index sees May increase

    Markit Household Finance Index sees May increase

    Markit’s Household Finance Index (HFI) – measuring households’ overall perceptions of financial wellbeing – posted 45.8 in May, up from 45.7 in April. Philip Leake, economist at Markit, said: "The strain on UK household finances remained mild in the context of post-recession data during May, continuing the trend observed so far in 2015. Labour market improvements [...]

    📅May 21, 2015

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  • April dip for Scottish retail sales

    April dip for Scottish retail sales

    According to latest figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC), total Scottish retail sales in April were down 2.9% on last year. Like-for-like sales fell 3.4% on last April, with total sales increasing 1.9% in real terms, taking account of shop price deflation. Total food sales were 4.6% down on last year, while non-food sales fell [...]

    📅May 21, 2015

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