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bakery range

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...

Food trends from Singapore, Australia and the Far East are leading the eating-out market alongside US-led trends, according to food wholesaler Bidfood. Group sales director...
craft beer subscription

Wholesaler JW Filshill has unveiled plans to drive footfall in convenience stores through an online craft beer subscription service. The platform, named, will sell premium...
Co-op self-service

Co-op’s trial removal of magazine stands, placing self-service checkouts in their place, has been labelled a “great opportunity” for independents. The change has already been...
Paypoint One

Retailers who fail to see the benefits of PayPoint in their store need to take a look at their entire offer, a PayPoint boss...
Robert Kirkwood

Robert Kirkwood was a retail novice less than 18 months ago, but now boasts an average basket spend of £7.02 in a store that...
illicit tobaco

Trading standards would be better resourced to fight illicit trading and efforts to introduce licensing for tobacco retailers would be scrapped under proposals put...
Summer alcohol sales

Retailers could be missing out on summer alcohol sales if they fail to stock the correct alcohol range to tempt both regular customers and...
Johnston Press

The NFRN’s subsidiary company N3 has delisted all of the Johnston Press titles affected by the publisher’s recent significant margin cuts. The decision was made...
Nisa takeover

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

Independent retailers who develop their local produce offer and work collaboratively with other retailers and suppliers could be at an advantage should the UK...
Kay Patel

Owning and running five stores, Kay Patel lives and breathes retail. In tough times this passion pays off, he tells Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski. "Retailers tend to...

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