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Tesco has announced H1 results, with group sales rising by 0.1%, or by 0.4% at constant exchange rates. Like-for-like (LFL) sales fell by 0.4% at a group level. As part of the announcement, Tesco also said that its group chief executive, Dave Lewis, was to step down and would leave the business in summer 2020.

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Irish forecourt retailer Applegreen has released very positive results for the six months ending June 30th. Growth boosted by Welcome Break Total revenue growth was +73%, rising to €1.5bn (£1.3bn) in the six month period. Growth was boosted by its acquisition of motorway services operator Welcome Break. Excluding the Welcome Break figures, growth was +37% to €26.5m (£21.3m). Like-for-lik...
Following the announcement that long-serving CEO of Musgrave Group, Chris Martin will be retiring, the group has announced Noel Keeley has been appointed CEO designate. Noel Keeley It was announced in May that Chris Martin would be stepping down after being with the business for 15 years. Noel Keeley will take over the position on January 1st 2020, following on from a handover per...
Ireland continues to be an outstanding market in which to explore the opportunities for food-to-go in retail, captured in our latest report looking at stores to learn from in Dublin . Here we focus on some the latest activities of one of the leading players in this space, BWG, and how in collaboration with store owners it is evolving and upgrading the SPAR Ireland proposition. A new look and ...


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