HV Kingsley has today been named the UK’s best CollectPlus store in the brand’s annual awards programme. Situated near Liverpool Street station, the convenience store fought off stiff competition to come out on top in the awards, which recognise excellent
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To maximise this year’s Easter opportunity and to take advantage of trading on Easter Sunday, One Stop went all out to ensure franchisees benefited from a strong trade plan, coupled with fun in-store activities for both colleagues and customers. One Stop
Blakemore Wholesale has opened a fifth premium convenience store in Newcastle upon Tyne under the banner Bmorelocal… The 1,250sq ft store located in Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne has re-opened following more than a £25,000 investment to the Bmorelocal… standard. Bmorelocal… is Blakemore
In just 12 weeks since One Stop launched its e-learning programme to franchisees and their teams, more than 2,000 tests have been successfully completed. Franchisee Jo Measuria said that she wasn’t surprised by the impressive results, “the programme has already
Following on from the hugely successful Craft Ale & Beer event held throughout February, Spar is now turning its attention to delighting wine drinkers with two planned events in 2017. This first of these is started on 23 February and will
One Stop’s most recent range review across Beers, Wines and Spirits has focused on range rationalisation to improve value and volume performance. This is inspiring customers to try something new through clearer promotions and pricing, while making space for new
Tesco is poised to tap into the growth in convenience and food service through the Booker deal announced today, according to leading retail commentators. The acquisition of a leading wholesale operation is also set to drive improved terms, analysts claim;
As part of Spar’s commitment to delivering products which meet the changing needs of their customers, Spar UK has unveiled a new range of own brand cooking sauces. They form a key part of Spar’s campaign to offer shoppers delicious
Nisa Retail, the delivered wholesaler and convenience retail specialist, is pleased to announce a positive Christmas trading period for the 10 weeks to 1 January 2017.
Colleagues from Blakemore Retail made it their mission to help the disadvantaged this Christmas by collecting £1,500 worth of stock in store for the homeless. Seven Blakemore Retail Spar stores signed up to the Worcestershire Homeless Appeal’s goods collection following Area
Following the success of last year, One Stop has refreshed and further extended their Christmas gifting range. A stronger pricing structure sees many of last year’s best-selling gift sets drop from £5 to £4, which are driving incremental purchases. The ‘fill
In a continuing commitment to work closely with franchisees to help grow their business, and provide them with the support and tools to further develop their teams, One Stop has re-engineered its successful store colleague training programme and made it
Spar brand is launching an on-trend fruit, nuts and seeds snacking range, tapping into consumer demand for healthier snacks. The range brings shoppers a choice of dried fruit, unsalted nut and mixes containing seeds, nuts and chocolate. There are eight ‘eat now’
Spar brand is bringing extra fizz to its Christmas offering in 2016, with the launch of new Spar Prosecco Speciale, alongside its fantastic seasonal alcohol range including award-winning wines and spirits. With an RRP of £9, the new premium sparkling wine
Polymer Logistics has announced the implementation of a range of its retail-ready packaging (RRP) solutions by award winning “Sewell on the go”. Sewell, recent national winner of the prestigious Forecourt Trader of the Year Award, will initially deploy Polymer Logistics
Spar brand’s Christmas confectionery line-up is bringing retailers and shoppers alike the perfect last-minute festive gifts, the retailer claims. The Christmas confectionery market has changed in convenience in recent years, with the emphasis more on impulse seasonal lines rather than selection
Blakemore Wholesale has opened its third premium format store under the fascia Bmorelocal… The 1,000sq ft store located in Cleethorpes, Grimsby officially opened its doors in August following a £65,000 investment to the Bmorelocal… standard. Bmorelocal… is Blakemore Wholesale’s premium store format,
Spar UK is supporting the return of its 12 Deals of Christmas campaign this year, kicking off on the 6th October for 12 weeks, with a raft of marketing activities. The campaign, which ran for the first time in 2015 and
Co-op has launched a new campaign celebrating food and highlighting the fact that ingredients in Co-op products are carefully and ethically sourced.
Spar UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Yvonne Fennell to the role of retail development manager. The convenience retailer is also expanding and revamping its evening meals range this October, while inspiring shoppers with the launch of an evening
Spar is bringing shoppers everything they need to create a haunting Halloween this October, with a range of super-spooky digital marketing content. In the run up to Halloween, Spar will be launching digital content including Tricks and Treats to make with
One Stop claims it is pulling out all the stops with its new marketing campaign. The ‘Great Big Little Shop’ is an extension of the already successful ‘Pop to One Stop’ campaign, that launched earlier in the year - focusing
A new member of the One Stop Franchise family, Roger Lambert, has taken over the former Sainsbury’s Local site in Rawmarsh that ceased trading on 4 June 2016. Lambert is a local businessman who previously owned a bakery for eight
FreshStop, the fastest growing convenience retail brand in South Africa with 227 stores in its national network, has introduced three new lines to its in-house fast food brands and uptake has been extremely positive. The new concepts, Hooked On Fish,
FreshStop, the fastest growing 24-hour convenience store retail brand in South Africa, is shaking things up for Eastern Cape community residents with the opening of its 230th national store on Thursday, 18 August 2016 at Durban Road, Northcrest in Mthatha.