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Helena Drakakis

Helena Drakakis
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tesco-booker merger

New calls for CMA to block Tesco-Booker merger

Symbol and wholesale bosses have urged the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to block the Tesco-Booker merger amid fears it will be detrimental to...
tobacco sales

Tobacco sales decline is exaggerated, say retailers

Retailers have told RN they believe reports of falling tobacco sales are exaggerated and any sales reduction may be due to an increase in...
P&H rescue bids

Rumoured P&H rescue bids called into question

Retail experts have questioned two rumoured rescue bids for struggling wholesaler Palmer & Harvey (P&H) by two private equity firms, one of which owns one...
Top independents have employed more staff in the past year while jobs have been slashed across multiple c-stores, a new report shows.

Top independents boost staff as multiples slash jobs

Top independents have employed more staff in the past year while jobs have been slashed across multiple c-stores, a new report shows. The Local Shop...

E-cig sales rocket after vape zone launched in-store

A retailer has increased his e-cigarette sales tenfold by creating a dedicated vape shop in his store. Jason Birks, who runs Moscis Convenience Store in...
Parfett criticises CMA

Industry leaders in ‘unite to fight’ Tesco-Booker merger call

Wholesale experts have called on the industry to lobby the Competitions and Market Authority (CMA) over the proposed Tesco-Booker merger amid claims it will...
Morrisons, McColl's, Nisa

Morrisons supply deal ‘disappointing’ to Nisa

Morrisons is to make a further push into the convenience market after agreeing a supply deal to McColl’s in a move that may spell...
illicit tobacco

Illicit tobacco campaign ‘could be improved’ say retailers

A London-wide campaign to educate residents about the dangers of smoking illicit tobacco and the importance of reporting it has been met with a...
bakery range

Warburtons deal leads to bigger slice of action for Sheffield retailer

A retailer who has been working with Warburtons to develop his bread range has increased category sales by more than 50% year on year. Jai...
Nisa takeover

Nisa takeover: chairman denies reports of revolt

Nisa has confirmed it has received no request for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) following a report that members are plotting to overthrow chief...