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This week we have seen Irish retailer Musgrave acquire Drinks Inc and wholesaler BWG Group acquire Heaney Meats. We look at these deals in more detail.

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Lidl Ireland has launched its 'Waste Not, Want Not' initiative in Ireland in a bid to combat food waste, according to Shelflife Ireland. What? A range of chilled food will have prices reduced by up to 90% on the day they reach their best before date, with prices as low as €0.90. The range will include fresh meat, poultry, fish, salads, cooked meats, milk and yoghurts. They are products that...
We review Couche-Tard’s second quarter performance and the range of programmes and pilots underway which could underpin future growth for the Circle K operator. Strong Q2 performance Total Q2 merchandise and service revenue increased by 2.3% to $3.5bn, with same-store merchandise revenues up 3.3% in Europe, 3.2% in the US and 2.1% in Canada. Net earnings increased 22.3% to $578.6m. These re...
South Africa-based SPAR Group, which operates across four countries, its home market, Ireland, Switzerland and Poland, reported its turnover rose 8.4% to ZAR109.5 bn (US$7.3 bn) in its financial year ending 30 September. It said its operating profit increased by 7.2% to ZAR3.0 bn (US$200.8m), helped by ‘ focused margin management and tight cost and efficiency control ’. Good growth in South Af...

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21/11/2019
Iceland has a renewed focus on growing its business. This is evident from its investment in its estate and its innovative new strategies. In this report we explore Iceland's strategic priorities of; delivering value, investing in the future, leading on sustainability, innovating to serve more missions and growing online.
05/11/2019
Poundland has been through a significant period of change over the last few years, both at a corporate and store level. In this report we review Poundland’s latest strategic priorities as it continues to grow, and the implications of these for suppliers. The retailers strategic priorities are to improve and update the key estate, drive volume by exciting shoppers, differentiating with new products and services, championing value credentials and expanding Dealz across Europe.
15/10/2019
As Dave Lewis prepares to step down as Group CEO, we review Tesco's half year results and explore its new plans for growth, innovation and enabling technologies.
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