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  • Stations ‘forcing out small stores’

    Stations ‘forcing out small stores’

    A London newsagent is accusing rail bosses of forcing out small stores as they set about upgrading stations and closing ticket offices, reports today's Independent Retail News. Ravi Raveendran has run Colombo Mini Mart at Alperton Tube station in north-west London for the past 20 years but was served notice last month (June) by his landlord, [...]

    📅July 11, 2014

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  • Superstores to lose out on custom

    Superstores to lose out on custom

    Convenience stores, discounters and online food retailers will be the big winners in the grocery market over the next five years, with superstores and hypermarkets declining in importance. The IGD grocery think-tank estimates the sector will grow by 16% to be worth £203bn by 2019, with discounters set to double in size to take a significant [...]

    📅July 11, 2014

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  • SGF supports health initiative

    SGF supports health initiative

    “Sugary drinks” have been added to the list of products Scottish government does not want retailers to sell near the till, reports today's Independent Retail News. Independent retailers in Scotland are being urged by the Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) to make fresh fruit available at or near shop counters in place of some confectionery lines as [...]

    📅July 11, 2014

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  • Sector shake-up as shops migrate

    Sector shake-up as shops migrate

    Retailers complain of teething troubles as Costcutter stores finally switch to new joint ‘buy-and-supply’ arrangement with Palmer and Harvey, reports this week's Independent Retail News. A major shift in the UK symbol retailing landscape has taken place as Costcutter stores ended their long-standing supply relationship with Nisa at the beginning of this month (July) and moved [...]

    📅July 11, 2014

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  • Local shops welcome call for ‘town centre first’ commitment in Scotland

    Local shops welcome call for ‘town centre first’ commitment in Scotland

    The Scottish Grocers' Federation (SGF) and Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) have welcomed local government and planning minister Derek Mackay's call urging public bodies in Scotland to make a commitment to 'town centre first' for any new investment decisions. Under the principle, public bodies such as councils, the police and NHS will be encouraged to invest [...]

    📅July 10, 2014

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  • Tesco appoints new chief financial officer

    Tesco appoints new chief financial officer

    Tesco has announced the appointment of Alan Stewart, who joins the board as chief financial officer. The retailer said Stewart has extensive financial experience in retail as CFO at Marks & Spencer and at WH Smith. He is also joining the board of Diageo plc as non-executive director in September 2014. Tesco chief executive officer Philip Clarke [...]

    📅July 10, 2014

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