The Southern Co-operative is celebrating a strong increase in its annual sales. The Society, which has 250 community food stores and funeral operations in 11 counties across the South of England, reported a 4.7% increase in total income to £366.8m
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Spar’s successful footfall driving campaign, Shop & Win, is back this again year with more chances for shoppers to win than ever before. With the first burst of this year’s campaign kicking off on 5 May, customers will be in with
Spar UK is launching an exciting new broadband radio service for retailers, in a move to drive sales and create an enjoyable atmosphere in store for both customers and staff. The new in-store Spar Radio will bring listeners pop music, creative
With more of a focus on better catering for the family, One Stop has launched its new frozen range centred on ‘bigger packs, better value’ giving customers more choice in store when it comes to feeding their family at home. One
Spar UK is teaming up with Holland & Barrett, the UK’s leading health retailer, to offer a range of skincare, vitamin, mineral and food supplements. The partnership is currently in a trial phase in three stores in Northern Ireland, with plans
Spar is targeting alfreso dining with the launch of an own label summertime range and revamps across salads and meats. Spar brand’s summertime range launches in April and is claimed to be worth a targeted £5.5m in sales, targeting the huge
One Stop has today launched a new marketing campaign ‘Pop to One Stop’ aimed at elevating its position in the fresh and chilled category and becoming the go-to local neighbourhood convenience store appealing across all occasions; inspiration for dinner tonight,
ACS chief executive James Lowman has called on the convenience sector to engage with local decision makers to establish their community credentials and make sure the economic role of local shops is understood. In his introductory remarks at Summit'16, Lowman
One Stop’s ninth store to start trading in Scotland, Alva, opened on Friday 1 April. A monumental project for franchisees Wasim and Farrah taking an old, empty, run down Royal Bank of Scotland building and transforming it into an amazing,
Spar UK has made some fantastic improvements to its soft drinks range in time for summer 2016 – including removing 51.6 tonnes of sugar from across the range. This incredible reduction equates to 206m calories, thanks to Spar’s thorough review and
Spar brand has refreshed its range of sharing snacks in time for summer. A new Chicken Bites sharing tub has been introduced to the range, while all products have been redesigned with bright new packaging. The new Chicken Bites addition will
Northern fine food retailer Booths will host a decadent Easter Chocolate Festival on the 18 and 19 of March to celebrate the artisan producers with which it collaborates and Booths’ indulgent selection of Easter treats.
Thirteen Store Managers from Booths have completed the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for two local charities, The Magic of Matilda and Donna’s Dream House. The Magic of Matilda raises funds for a young local girl Matilda Moffatt, who suffers
At a time when independent retailers are being heralded as the saviours of the British high street, an innovative new payment solution claims to be helping small retailers, restaurants, bars and coffee shops across the UK to fight back against
The countdown to the largest youth sporting event in the county, the Spar Lancashire School Games, has kicked-started after it was officially launched across Lancashire. Now in its tenth year, over 2,400 youngsters are expected to take part in the Spar
The Association of Convenience Stores has called on MPs to reject an amendment tabled in the Enterprise Bill on SundayTrading, which it claims will damage the economy and devastate small shops. The Department for Business published its response to The consultation
Nisa Retail, the specialist wholesaler and convenience symbol group, today announces strong retailer recruitment growth for the nine months to 31 December 2015, as the company’s turnaround gains further momentum. 374 new stores recruited in 9 months to 31 December 2015 199
Spar claims it is heating up sales for the rest of this winter, with the launch of great quality new hot drinks from Spar brand.
Northwest food and drink retailer Booths delivered resilient Christmas sales. Overall sales were up +5.9% with like-for-like sales down -1.4% over the Christmas trading period*, the retailer reports. Sales held up well against the backdrop of a challenging retail market
Booths launches ‘Discover Taste’ roadshow to celebrate healthy eating and UK producers join the event
As January’s realities begin to bite, and our ambitious New Year’s resolutions begin to waver, Northern retailer Booths is launching ‘Discover Taste: Booths Healthy Eating Roadshow,’ to inspire and encourage happy, healthy eating.
Northwest food and drink retailer Booths is on track to deliver their distinctively northern Christmas to virtually every county in Britain. The retailer saw Christmas home delivery orders rise by 54% nationwide and overall orders including click and collect in
Spar UK reports it has seen fantastic growth in its store numbers this year, thanks to the symbol group’s clear strategy focusing on modern store formats, great Spar brand product success, an improved commercial package and a selling plan that
Investment levels in the convenience store sector have recovered slightly over the last three months after a shock fall in the summer, while concern among retailers about employment costs has led to a widening gap in optimism between sales and
Spar UK is kicking off 2016 in style, with a host of New Year deals offering shoppers great value for money. Spar is running a Big Brand Sale throughout the first six weeks of 2016, offering ‘Half Price or Better’
Pact Coffee (www.pactcoffee.com), the fresh coffee delivery service that sends coffee roast, ground & shipped within seven days, has launched a coffee shop partnership programme aimed at supporting small, independent coffee shops and further developing the speciality coffee scene in