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  • CollectPlus parcel transactions rise 39%

    CollectPlus parcel transactions rise 39%

    CollectPlus has reported a second year of profit, while parcel transactions were up 39% to 18.8m in the year ending 31 March 2015. The company said volumes for the service were up 91% on the previous year, which it said reflected "the strong growth in customer demand for click and collect services across UK retail". Commenting on [...]

    📅May 28, 2015

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  • Argos digital stores open in Sainsbury’s

    Argos digital stores open in Sainsbury’s

    Sainsbury's has announced that the first Argos digital stores have opened in Sainsbury's supermarkets, located at stores in North Cheam in Surrey and Nantwich in Cheshire. Sainsbury's said the Argos stores will offer the most popular products for immediate pick up, with 20,000 products available for pick up within a few hours at the stores. Argos director [...]

    📅May 28, 2015

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  • New online tool for beer drinkers

    New online tool for beer drinkers

    The BeerForThat.com website will be unveiling Beer Explorer on 1 June, a new digital tool with a visual database of more than 1,000 beers. Users can navigate by style and tasting notes to discover new beers or find similar matches to products they already like. There's A Beer For That has also launched a Tesco campaign, with [...]

    📅May 28, 2015

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  • JTI announces tobacco plain packs legal challenge

    JTI announces tobacco plain packs legal challenge

    Tobacco firm Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has announced that it has filed a legal challenge to the UK legislation introducing plain packaging for cigarettes and RYO tobacco products at the High Court in London. The company says the legal challenge will be about "asking the Court to affirm our ability to use our property rights in [...]

    📅May 27, 2015

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  • Consumer confidence at nine-year high – Nielsen

    Consumer confidence at nine-year high – Nielsen

    According to latest figures from Nielsen, consumer confidence in the UK hit 97 in the first quarter of 2015, its highest level for nine years. The data showed that: people saying that they changed spending habits to save money stood at 56% – the second lowest point on record people feeling that now is a good time to [...]

    📅May 27, 2015

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  • Family spending power rises in April – Asda Income Tracker

    Family spending power rises in April – Asda Income Tracker

    According to the latest Asda Income Tracker for April, discretionary incomes – the income left after taxes and essentials like rent, utilities and bills have been deducted – increased £17 on the same period the previous year. The data showed that the average UK household had £187 a week of discretionary income in April, while the [...]

    📅May 27, 2015

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