One Stop, the convenience chain acquired by Tesco in 2003, has beaten its own expansion target for 75 new stores by 2013 with the acquisition of the Mills Group. One Stop is buying 77 stores from the Mills Group, the
Tesco’s international business drove growth in the third quarter with a 4.1% increase in like-for-like sales, excluding petrol, versus a 1.5% gain in same store sales in the UK. Group sales for the 13 weeks ending 27 November 2010 increased
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has launched its new Davis Cup web site, to coincide with the 2010 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas final, which is being held between Serbia and France this weekend in Belgrade. The site was developed
Customers will be able to help young carers across the UK this Christmas by purchasing special festive sandwiches from The Co-operative Group. The retailer is launching three own-brand Christmas sandwiches on 10 November. When purchased, 10p from each sale will go towards
The Co-operative Group is poised to complete the roll out of its brand format to Co-operative stores by the end of the year and to Somerfield stores in the early part of 2011. Speaking at the 2010 IGD Convention on
The UK government will back plans to expand Fairtrade over the next four years and bring the benefits of Fairtrade to twice as many producers, particularly in the poorest countries, through a partnership with labeling organisations. Speaking at the Fairtrade
Spar International is to open stores in Vietnam, taking its presence to 34 countries worldwide. Spar has teamed up with the wholesale distribution business Phu Thai Group to open 26 large Spar supermarkets and hypermarkets over the next three years.
The Co-operative Group has teamed up with Hallmark Cards to raise money for the 2010 Variety Club Gold Hearts Appeal Valentine’s Day. Five pence from the sale of every Hallmark Valentine’s card sold in Co-operative stores will go directly to