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Consolidation and evolving shopper trends are impacting convenience retailers and the channel more widely. In the convenience retailing stream of IGD Live, Costcutter shared the benefits it is realising from ranging for local catchments, while the founder of Thorntons Budgens, Andrew Thornton, discussed his initiatives to remove plastic from its operations.

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Major convenience symbol group operator, Costcutter has done a national deal with Uber Eats to enable its 1,500-plus member stores to tap into the delivery service on beneficial terms.  The announcement follows a regional trial across London and the South East in which participating retailers saw sales boosted by £1,500 a-month through the delivery app. Wide range of grocery products to be mad...
This week we visited the latest UK food hall concept to open, the Simply Fresh Foodhall in Manchester’s Stretford Mall. Here we share our thoughts on this latest format and our view on what’s next for foodhall evolution in Europe. A retail / foodhall hybrid The Simply Fresh Foodhall represents an important step forward in foodhall evolution. It’s been developed by Mital Morar, the owner of ...
As reported in Convenience Store magazine, the 2018 accounts (to 31 December) for major symbol group Costcutter show the company's sales fell by 24% to £390m over the twelve months.  This reveals the severe impact caused by the disruption of supply to member stores following the collapse of key supply partner, Palmer & Harvey, in late 2017. Ended year with 1,560 member stores As well as the...

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01/10/2019

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Costcutter.

14/05/2019
Simply Fresh is a symbol group that gives entrepreneurial independent retailers the means to bring a class-leading, on-trend convenience experience to shoppers.
25/03/2019
Following a year of unprecedented changes in ownership and supply, we show how the UK symbol sector has been altered, with new influences now taking a major role in shaping its future.
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