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  • Morrisons to use Profitero’s pricing intelligence technology

    Morrisons to use Profitero’s pricing intelligence technology

    Pricing intelligence service provider Profitero has announced that Morrisons has become the latest retailer to enlist the company's pricing data solution. Profitero said it is providing competitor market data to Morrisons, enabling the retailer to match an online shopper’s list of selected purchases at another supermarket. Morrisons’ digital marketing director Amanda Metcalfe said: “We want to challenge [...]

    📅September 1, 2014

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  • Co-operative Group members vote for board reforms

    Co-operative Group members vote for board reforms

    The Co-operative Group has announced that its members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of radically reforming the group’s governance structure. The Co-operative said 83% of votes were cast in favour of a resolution proposed by the board and backed by the executive team, which contained adoption of a new 'rulebook' for the group. It said the new [...]

    📅September 1, 2014

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  • GSK appoints new sales director

    GSK appoints new sales director

    GSK Consumer Healthcare has announced the appointment of Slawomir Szymankiewicz as sales director for its Great Britain and Ireland business. He was previously general manager for GSK Consumer Healthcare in Russia, having joined GSK in 1994. GSK said Szymankiewicz will lead sales across all retailers and channels for brands such as Sensodyne, Aquafresh, Beechams, Panadol, NiQuitin and [...]

    📅September 1, 2014

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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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