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  • Nisa aims to lure Costcutter stores

    Nisa aims to lure Costcutter stores

    Wholesaler Nisa is to leave all its delivery lorries in place after the departure of Costcutter in July in the hope that Costcutter retailers will want to jump ship, reports this week’s Independent Retail News. Nisa has supplied Costcutter stores for more than 20 years and the group accounts for some £500m of the wholesaler’s £1.5bn [...]

    📅April 24, 2014

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  • Retail jobs increase as confidence grows

    Retail jobs increase as confidence grows

    According to the BRC-Bond Dickinson Retail Employment Monitor, the number of full-time jobs rose 1.8% in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year. The figures also revealed a 1.3% rise the number of outlets in the first quarter of 2014, driven entirely by food retailers. British Retail Consortium director general Helen Dickinson [...]

    📅April 24, 2014

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  • The Co-operative Food to cut prices on ‘everyday essentials’

    The Co-operative Food to cut prices on ‘everyday essentials’

    The Co-operative Food has announced that it will be cutting prices across hundreds of everyday essential items with a new 'Fair & Square prices' commitment. The announcement comes days after Tesco said that it too would be slashing prices across a number of products in its stores. The Co-operative Food said the savings will initially concentrate on [...]

    📅April 24, 2014

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  • Sainsbury’s announces 10p/litre petrol offer

    Sainsbury’s announces 10p/litre petrol offer

    Sainsbury’s has unveiled its latest petrol offer, giving customers spending £60 or more a voucher entitling them to 10p off per litre of fuel. The retailer confirmed that customers spending £60 or more in any Sainsbury’s supermarket, Local store and online would all qualify for a voucher. Sainsbury’s head of fuel Avishai Moor said: “With the May [...]

    📅April 24, 2014

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  • Household spending up in March

    Household spending up in March

    According to the latest Asda Income Tracker, the average household had £170 a week of discretionary income in March 2014, up £7 on the same period last year. This rise was driven by a fall in unemployment which dropped below 7% in March, and a slowdown in the rate of inflation, thanks to a 6.6% fall [...]

    📅April 24, 2014

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  • Nisa aims for new franchise strategy

    Nisa aims for new franchise strategy

    Nisa is to trial a franchise proposition at the same time as rolling out a series of 13 new store formats for its symbol stores, reports the latest edition of Independent Retail News. Chief executive Neil Turton said the recent defection of prominent Londis retailer Sunder Sandher to the Tesco-owned One Stop franchise was a “real [...]

    📅April 23, 2014

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