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  • Supermarket sales volumes fall – Nielsen

    Supermarket sales volumes fall – Nielsen

    According to latest figures from global information and insights company Nielsen, sales volumes at supermarkets fell year-on-year for the first time since December 2014. In the four weeks to 15 August 2015, sales volumes fell 0.3% on the previous year, driven by declines in soft drinks, frozen foods and general merchandise. The value of sales at [...]

    📅August 28, 2015

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  • Festival season boosts sales at Waitrose

    Festival season boosts sales at Waitrose

    Waitrose said festival season helped to boost sales at its stores last week, despite the mixed weather. The retailer said total sales in the week ending 22 August were up 1.6% (excl fuel), although the figures were slightly distorted by the bank holiday timing last year. Waitrose marketing director Rupert Thomas said: "With festival season in full [...]

    📅August 28, 2015

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  • More Post Offices to open on Sundays

    More Post Offices to open on Sundays

    The Post Office has announced that the number of branches opening from early in the morning until well into the evening is growing, with 3,000 branches set to be open seven days a week. The Post Office said the opening of the Bergh Apton branch in Norfolk this week will see it hit the 3,000 mark, [...]

    📅August 28, 2015

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  • First dual branded Jet and Spar store opens

    First dual branded Jet and Spar store opens

    Fuel brand Jet and convenience store group Spar UK have announced the opening of the UK’s first dual branded site, following the launch of their new convenience initiative in April. Jet Maybole in South Ayrshire has become the first dual branded site, undergoing significant refurbishment and quadrupling in size. The expansion sees Maybole’s Post Office relocate [...]

    📅August 28, 2015

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  • NFRN calls for small businesses to be included in bag levy

    NFRN calls for small businesses to be included in bag levy

    The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) has called on the government to include small businesses in the upcoming carrier bag levy, following the publication of Northern Ireland’s carrier bag usage data showing an increase in the number of dispensed bags, despite the introduction of a levy two years ago. The Northern Ireland levy was introduced [...]

    📅August 27, 2015

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  • New Ocado delivery hub creates 250 roles in Milton Keynes

    New Ocado delivery hub creates 250 roles in Milton Keynes

    Ocado has announced plans to open a new 43,000sq ft delivery hub in Milton Keynes, creating 250 jobs in the area. The new building based in Tongwell is due to open on 11 November 2015, becoming home to 111 Ocado delivery vans. Julie Markey, director of HR at Ocado said: “As we continue to expand our business [...]

    📅August 27, 2015

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