The role of private brands should be redefined: Daymon and Robinson Young

Date: June 3, 2020Leave a comment

Retailers need to adapt their strategy to the post-pandemic environment and redefine the role that private brands have to play, according to a report by Daymon, which recently signed a […]

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Small shops ‘better able to compete’ since MUP of alcohol introduced

Date: May 31, 2020Leave a comment

Many small retailers in Scotland have felt better able to compete with the supermarkets following the implementation of minimum unit pricing (MUP) of alcohol because MUP had the effect of […]

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Eight million cigarettes seized in cross-border operation

Date: May 31, 2020Leave a comment

Eight million suspected illicit cigarettes, worth an estimated £3 million in lost duty and taxes, were seized yesterday (30 May) in Newry, Co Armagh, by HM Revenue and Customs. A […]

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Hancocks launches clearance website of big brands at low prices

Date: May 30, 2020Leave a comment

Hancocks has launched a separate ‘Hancocks Clearance’ website featuring branded lines with significant savings, sometimes more than 70%. The site http://hancockstrading.co.uk has three sections: ‘New In’, ‘Short Dated’ and ‘Shop by […]

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Footfall increases in c-stores as their community value grows

Date: May 28, 2020Leave a comment

New research commissioned by TWC and conducted by KAM shows that shoppers are staying close to home and consumers are turning to their local convenience store alongside a growing recognition […]

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Hancocks permanently closes four of its depots

Date: May 26, 2020Leave a comment

Hancocks has confirmed that four of its depots – Coventry, Stoke, Croydon and Reading – have permanently closed. In a statement, the company said: “We apologise for the inconvenience this […]

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Dunns launches The Beer Town online shop for consumers

Date: May 26, 2020Leave a comment

Dunns Food and Drinks has launched The Beer Town craft beer online shop for consumers. Featuring an “award-winning range of world craft beer and cider”, The Beer Town at www.thebeertown.co.uk […]

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Bidfood and Country Range also now on TWC Sound Bites

Date: May 24, 2020Leave a comment

Andrew Selley, chief executive of Bidfood, and Coral Rose, managing director of Country Range Group, have joined other senior executives on TWC’s YouTube channel to talk about how their businesses […]

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Wholesalers in the British Isles tackle the impact of lockdown

Date: May 23, 2020Leave a comment

Wholesalers in the British Isles have their own unique challenges, including different lockdown rules than those in England. Kirsti Sharratt, managing editor of Cash & Carry Management, spoke to VWT […]

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JJ invests in smaller vehicles for home deliveries in London

Date: May 21, 2020Leave a comment

JJ Foodservice has invested in a dozen smaller vehicles to support its direct-to-consumer business in London, which now offers same-day deliveries.  Head of operations Sedat Kaan Hendekli said: “Our new […]

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Burton’s introduces better-value Maryland Cookies PMPs

Date: May 20, 2020Leave a comment

Burton’s Biscuit Company is introducing a range of larger, better value, price-marked Maryland Cookies packs, available exclusively to the convenience channel. Available from mid-June, the new 200g £1 PMP range […]

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Nisa joins the FWD to add weight to lobbying power

Date: May 20, 2020Leave a comment

Nisa Retail has joined the Federation of Wholesale Distributors, adding its weight to the trade association’s lobbying power. Nisa, which was acquired by Co-op in 2018, supplies more than 4,500 […]

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