Read what’s happening in the convenience & independent retail space. Who are the latest innovators & winners in this marginalised retail sector?
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
Spar Pentraeth retailers Jill and Paul Lewis have deservedly taken Blakemore Trade Partners’ prestigious Baldwin Trophy for 2015.
They were awarded the accolade, which recognises outstanding retailers across the Spar Meridian & Welsh Guild, at this year’s Blakemore Trade Partners Spar
Spar staff from the North West of England came together to support Operation Christmas Child.
On Tuesday 24 November, over 30 staff from 13 Blakemore Retail Spar stores a division of AF Blakemore donated over 300 hours in one day to
Fast growing UK convenience store chain, Central Convenience Stores, has appointed Lee Peck Media as its PR and marketing agency. Ringwood based Central was founded in 2012 and already has more than 60 stores in its target territory, the south
JW Filshill, owner of the leading KeyStore convenience store brand and one of Scotland’s oldest food and drink wholesalers, has unveiled a new brand identity featuring a refreshed logo, new vehicle livery and revamped website. Celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2015, the
Retail’s Best 2015 is the third in a series of business networking events created by independent forecourt retailer Moiz Vas, which are proving to be a magnet for top retailers in the convenience and forecourt sectors. Up to 1,000 convenience
One Stop, a retail convenience business with over 750 shops in the UK and a subsidiary of Tesco, has launched a new supplier collaboration portal. The One Stop Collaboration Gateway was implemented by IRI, a leading provider of FMCG market
Food and wine retailer Booths recorded solid year end results against the backdrop of a tumultuous grocery market. Sales were down slightly by 0.5%, held back by food deflation and a highly competitive retail market. The business recorded a modest
Leading fan manufacturer ebm-papst and Cross-Group, which delivers industrial and commercial refrigeration solutions, worked together to install over 2,000 new fans for the Henderson Group throughout its company owned stores in Northern Ireland. The project replaced the existing stock of 38W
Booths has been crowned ‘North West Retailer of the Year’ at the prestigious Lancashire and Cheshire Life awards. The awards, which recognise the highest calibre of food, drink and hospitality businesses, celebrate local food and those who produce it. Booths
Roadchef, one of the UK’s largest Motorway Service Area (MSA) operators, has announced the opening of a new Spar store at its Northampton site on the M1 and A43. Offering grocery items and a selection of artisan products, Northampton becomes the
Spar International, the world’s largest voluntary retail chain, has announced plans to grow its footprint in Africa with confirmation that the brand has opened its first store in Cameroon, one week after opening a supermarket in Lilongwe, the capital of
Spar retailers can maximise the potential of their businesses by taking a fresh look at their stores and all of the exciting new and existing initiatives offered by Blakemore Trade Partners. That was the key message from this year’s Blakemore
EAT 17’s Spar Hackney has won the prestigious national IGD Innovative Store of the Year Award. The IGD Awards recognise the achievements of retailers across the UK’s food and grocery industry, with winners being selected by some of the sector’s top
Spar UK claims it is set to become a digital leader in the convenience sector, with the launch of a new digital strategy that is even more adaptive to today’s consumers. Following an extensive phase of customer research and data
Tokheim, one of the world’s largest providers of fuel retailing solutions, is returning to Retail’s Best for the third time running this November, this time as the official EPOS partner. Tokheim will be using this year’s Retail’s Best event as the platform to share
Shoppers across the North can now mark the 5p bag tax which the government launched on 5 October in style. Northern retailer Booths has responded to the new legislation, which is designed to reduce litter and encourage sustainable bag use, by
A local retail group has launched plans to install Northern Ireland’s largest network of external, public access defibrillator devices here, it has been announced today. Over 300 of Mallusk-based Henderson Group’s Spar, Eurospar and VIVO branded outlets have signed up to
Spar UK is launching its first ever ’12 Deals of Christmas’ campaign, offering shoppers fantastic new promotions and money-off deals every week from next month. Offers will run on products including top brands from suppliers including P&G, PepsiCo, Britvic, AB InBev
One Stop has launched a new frozen meal deal, in response to consumer demand and the success of its existing evening and lunchtime meal deals. The promotion is unique in the sector due to the breadth of products involved and