Booker has reported a 13% rise in profits for the 52 weeks ending 29 March 2013. Pre-tax profit rose to £101.4m, up from £89.7m in the year before.
Spar International has reported that Spar worldwide retail sales increased by 2.8% on last year, growing to €32bn.
Landmark Wholesale said a 20% growth in its own brand sales in April has helped the company end its financial year 8% ahead of 2011/2012.
Poorly performing town centres can be revitalised if traders and local authorities work together – FSB
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says half of independent retailers think their town centre is performing ‘poorly’ and is backing calls for closer ties between small firms and local authorities, to boost spending on the high street.
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) will tell MPs that the government has been ‘too slow and unambitious’ in response to the recommendations of the Portas Review, at a hearing due to take place today.
The Store is the Core programme has announced the launch of a series of free evening seminars at ten locations across the South West in June & July.
Independent stores need to overcome their addiction to price promotions which are eating away at their margins, says Spar UK managing director Debbie Robinson, as reported in today’s Independent Retail News.
The major spirit companies have independent retailers firmly in their sights with First Drinks the latest supplier to launch a strategy “created exclusively” for the convenience and wholesale sectors, reports today’s Independent Retail News.
Nisa is planning a “completely new approach to segmentation” as it looks to refresh its store formats and overhaul its Heritage range of own-brand products, reports today’s Independent Retail News.
Spar UK is to return to TV advertising this autumn after a gap of several years, in response to pressure from retailers, according to today’s Independent Retail News.