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  • Sainsbury’s teams up with Argos to bring Argos digital to supermarkets

    Sainsbury’s teams up with Argos to bring Argos digital to supermarkets

    Sainsbury's has teamed up with Argos to open 10 new Argos digital stores within its supermarkets. The retailer said the move will give customers a choice of over 20,000 non-grocery products, with an extended range of 40,000 products available to order in store for home delivery. Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe said: "These 10 Argos stores will [...]

    📅January 29, 2015

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  • Grocery Code Adjudicator could be granted new powers to fine supermarkets

    Grocery Code Adjudicator could be granted new powers to fine supermarkets

    New measures giving the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) powers to fine UK supermarkets in breach of the Groceries Code have been laid in Parliament, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has announced. Created in 2013, The GCA enforces the Groceries Supply Code of Practice governing the commercial relationships between the ten largest UK supermarkets and [...]

    📅January 29, 2015

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  • Tesco store closures – full list

    Tesco store closures – full list

    Tesco has named the 43 'unprofitable' stores set to close as part of its turnaround plan. The list includes seven superstores, 30 convenience stores and six Homeplus sites. Bedlington Superstore Chatham Superstore Connswater Superstore Cregagh Road, Belfast Superstore Doncaster Superstore Kirkcaldy Superstore Wrexham Dodds Lane Superstore Bearwood Express store Belvedere Express store Church Street Ballymena Express store Heaton Chapel Express store Heybridge Essex Express store Houghton Regis Express store Liverpool [...]

    📅January 29, 2015

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  • Iceland appoints new media buying partner

    Iceland appoints new media buying partner

    Iceland has announced that it has appointed media agency The7Stars as its new partner to handle media buying across all channels, ending its nine-year partnership with Mediacom North. Commenting on the move, Iceland joint managing director Nick Canning said: “The huge changes taking place in UK food retailing at present require us to challenge our thinking [...]

    📅January 29, 2015

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  • Waitrose expansion to create 2,000 jobs in 2015

    Waitrose expansion to create 2,000 jobs in 2015

    Waitrose has announced plans to create 2,000 new jobs in 2015 as it sets its sights on a new expansion programme. The retailer said it plans to open 14 stores across the UK, including seven supermarkets and seven Little Waitrose convenience stores, adding close to 230,000sq ft of selling space to its estate. As part of the [...]

    📅January 28, 2015

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  • Sainsbury’s teams up with The Beano for 2015 Active Kids campaign

    Sainsbury’s teams up with The Beano for 2015 Active Kids campaign

    Sainsbury’s has announced that it is teaming up with Britain’s longest running comic, The Beano, to promote its 2015 Active Kids campaign. Launched in 2005, the scheme is aimed at helping children lead healthier, more active lifestyles through the donation of equipment and experiences to schools, clubs and groups. Over £150m-worth of cookery and sporting equipment [...]

    📅January 28, 2015

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  • Family spending power hits six-year high – Asda Income Tracker

    Family spending power hits six-year high – Asda Income Tracker

    According to the latest Asda Income Tracker for December, discretionary incomes - the income left after taxes and essentials like rent, utilities and bills have been deducted - increased £15 on the same period the previous year. Asda said this was the largest annual increase in family spending for six years. The data showed that the average [...]

    📅January 27, 2015

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  • Budgens confirms second ‘concept store’ opening

    Budgens confirms second ‘concept store’ opening

    Budgens has announced that its second concept store opened in Byfleet, Surrey last week. The independent retail brand said its new concept store plan is focused on several key 'shopper missions' - a strong lunch offering, top-up shop and meal for tonight. Budgens of Byfleet will also see more fresh products in-store, a bakery and a focus [...]

    📅January 27, 2015

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  • Landmark Wholesale reports December sales growth

    Landmark Wholesale reports December sales growth

    Landmark Wholesale said overall sales out from its depots from May to December increased 10.5% on the previous year. Cigarette sales in December were up 14%, while licensed sales increased by 5%. Landmark Wholesale managing director Martin Williams said: “This is terrific news and highlights how our focus on our key priorities is producing results, month after [...]

    📅January 27, 2015

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  • Waitrose opens new store in Egham

    Waitrose opens new store in Egham

    Waitrose has announced the opening of a new 30,00sq ft supermarket in Egham town centre. The new store offers a wine department and fresh bakery, as well as eat-in areas for customers. Waitrose Egham branch manager David Coltman said: “This store represents a significant investment in Egham and it has enabled us to create over 180 jobs [...]

    📅January 26, 2015

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