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  • Supermarket sales growths show improvement – Nielsen

    Supermarket sales growths show improvement – Nielsen

    According to data from global information and insights company Nielsen, year-on-year sales growths at the UK’s supermarkets have started to show improvement. Nielsen said that during the four weeks ending 16 August 2014, the decline in value sales was arrested, with consumer supermarket spend unchanged on the same period a year ago (0% change), although volume [...]

    📅August 29, 2014

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  • August Consumer Confidence Index rises three points

    August Consumer Confidence Index rises three points

    GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index increased three points in August to 1, with all five measures used to calculate the Index Score seeing a rise. Nick Moon, managing director of social research at GfK, said: “It looks as if we might be in a new period of relative stability for the Index. "There is no guarantee how long [...]

    📅August 29, 2014

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  • First Minister Alex Salmond to give keynote speech at SGF Conference

    First Minister Alex Salmond to give keynote speech at SGF Conference

    The Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) has announced that First Minister Alex Salmond has agreed to give a keynote speech at its annual conference at the National Stadium (Hampden Park) on 2nd October. SGF said Alex Salmond accepted its invitation at a recent meeting to discuss the key issues facing the convenience store industry in Scotland – [...]

    📅August 29, 2014

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  • Ocado launches schools initiative to support new computing curriculum

    Ocado launches schools initiative to support new computing curriculum

    According to new research from Ocado Technology, the division that powers online supermarket Ocado.com, two thirds of parents with primary school children are unaware of a new computing curriculum being introduced on the 1st September. As part of the government’s new Computing curriculum, all primary and secondary school pupils in England will be taught coding skills [...]

    📅August 29, 2014

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  • Tesco issues profits warning

    Tesco issues profits warning

    Tesco said 'challenging trading conditions' have led to the retailer cutting its full-year profits forecast to £2.4bn, down from £2.8bn. In a statement, the company said it continues to face a number of uncertainties, while the start date for new chief executive, Dave Lewis, has been brought forward to Monday. Tesco said it would be implementing cost-cutting [...]

    📅August 29, 2014

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  • Bestway launches mobile app for retailers

    Bestway launches mobile app for retailers

    Bestway Wholesale has unveiled a new app which it says is aimed at ‘revolutionising the retail experience’ for Bestway Batleys cash and carry customers. Bestway said the new app will change purchasing patterns for customers and offer them even more choice and convenience in how they shop. It said key features of the new app include: detailed [...]

    📅August 28, 2014

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