Spar International has opened two Express convenience stores in Zimbabwe. Spar already trades from over 70 outlets in Zimbabwe and has opened 12 new stores there in the last 18 months. A further 10 will be opened by June 2011.
Homebase is freezing the VAT rate on furniture at 17.5% until the 21 January 2011. The offer excludes Schreiber fitted bedrooms. According to the retailer, most furniture still displays prices including the 17.5% VAT rate. For those products, which
Convenience retailer Capper & Co, which operates 500 stores under the Spar fascia, has relaunched its fresh produce offer under the Market Garden brand. The move is designed to drive sales and footfall with high quality produce, demonstrating the business’s
Sainsbury’s total sales for the 16 weeks to 2 October 2010 rose by 5.2%, excluding fuel, and 2.9% on a like-for-like basis. Sainsbury’s opened its largest stores in England, Scotland and Wales in the last 10 days of quarter, including
BT has launched an offer, which it claims will deliver average savings of up to 25% to new and existing virtual private network (VPN) customers who switch their voice communications to its converged communications platform, BT Onevoice. The offer, available
In a regular new column, Verdict retail analyst Simon Chinn, assesses the latest grocery store formats and concepts around the globe Carrefour has recently launched a rejuvenated hypermarket concept Carrefour planet, opening two pilot stores in Ecully and Venissieux in
US food giant Kraft is buying Cadbury for £11.5bn after Cadbury’s board approved a new increased bid for the confectionery business. The Cadbury board has recommended shareholders accept Kraft’s new offer of 840p a share, which values the company at