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  • Retail footfall dips in September

    Retail footfall dips in September

    According to the BRC/Springboard Footfall Monitor, retail footfall in September was down 0.9% on last year, while high street footfall fell 0.6%. Out-of-town reported the only rise, up 0.5% on last year, while footfall in shopping centres was down 2.6%. British Retail Consortium director general Helen Dickinson said: "September's footfall figures are a bit of a mixed [...]

    📅October 20, 2014

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  • Waitrose begins trial of click and collect lockers

    Waitrose begins trial of click and collect lockers

    Waitrose has announced that it is now trialling its automated, temperature-controlled lockers for online grocery orders in third party locations, first announced last year. Online grocery orders are stored in ambient, chilled and frozen temperature-controlled lockers which can be refilled several times in a day. Customers placing orders will be sent a text message containing a [...]

    📅October 20, 2014

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  • Cheemas quit Costcutter to join Nisa

    Cheemas quit Costcutter to join Nisa

    High-profile Costcutter retailers Paul and Pinda Cheema, who run three stores in the Midlands, have left the group to form a new partnership with Nisa. Costcutter Supermarkets Group retail director Daniel Quest said: “We always regret losing any member, especially one who has been with us for so long and I would like to thank the [...]

    📅October 17, 2014

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  • Pharmacies eye c-store market

    Pharmacies eye c-store market

    Bestway to bring convenience market experience to bear on 700 chemists bought from Co-operative Group as Boots is also tipped to join the fray, reports today's Independent Retail News. Pharmacies and convenience stores could start to come together across the UK following the £620m takeover by Bestway of the 700-strong Co-operative Pharmacy chain, which completed last [...]

    📅October 17, 2014

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  • Budgens and Londis reveal turnaround plan

    Budgens and Londis reveal turnaround plan

    Musgrave is pledging to turn around its Budgens and Londis business in the UK under new managing director Peter Ridler after losing sight of its customer offer and “chasing sales at any cost”, reports today's Independent Retail News. Speaking to Independent Retail News earlier this week, chief executive Chris Martin admitted the Ireland-based group had considered [...]

    📅October 17, 2014

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  • Costcutter takes 20% stake in Simply Fresh

    Costcutter takes 20% stake in Simply Fresh

    Costcutter Supermarkets Group has taken a 20% stake in Simply Fresh, the convenience sector brand introduced in 2009. Created by retailers Sukhjit and Kash Khera, the brand focuses on a predominantly fresh offering for its members while actively supporting community involvement. Simply Fresh now has 48 members, and the number is set to grow to 60 by [...]

    📅October 17, 2014

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