Costcutter news

21 June 2017
We had a great day at the Convenience Retailing Summit earlier this month where we heard insightful case studies from leading retailers and suppliers in the channel. To provide you with a roundup of the day and in case you missed it, here I outline the key themes: Looking ahead Our Chief Economist, James Walton, and Head of Retail Insight, Guy Ousey, opened the day with an overview of the...
27 April 2017
Under the strapline the 'Tasty in no Time', major national symbol group network, Costcutter has developed a new campaign to promote its 'Independent' private label range.  Using 'food for tonight' recipe suggestions both in store, and in press and TV advertising, the activity will showcase the scope, quality and value of the range to build shopper perception of its capability in meeting key needs...
07 April 2017
Delivered wholesaler Palmer & Harvey and symbol retail group Costcutter Supermarkets have announced their intention to close The BuyCo.  The 50-50 owned buying alliance was established in 2013 to negotiate the joint buying terms for the two organisations as part of the deal that saw P&H taking on the distribution to Costcutter stores, while Costcutter took over the management of P&H's symbol stor...
21 October 2016
Major symbol group Costcutter Supermarkets Group has announced a major brand transformation to engage shoppers and drive future retailer sales growth, under the title of its 'Shopper First Programme'.  The new brand package (including a new logo) has been developed out of a deep and wide-ranging research and review project, aiming to provide a clearer than ever understanding of how shoppers ...
02 September 2016
Costcutter Supermarkets Group aims for footfall boost after signing a deal with mobile click & collect newcomer Parcelly. Costcutter benefits from deal The convenience group includes nationwide outlets Costcutter, Mace, kwiksave, Simply Fresh and Supershop. The convenience stores will now be used as locations where Parcelly consumers can collect and drop off parcels. Stores will receive com...
10 September 2015
Major UK delivered wholesaler, Palmer & Harvey, and the biggest specialist distributor to the country's convenience market, has announced sales of £4,466m for the year to April 2015, up 6%.  These results are the first reported since the initiation of the eight year supply deal with symbol group Costcutter, which began in mid 2014, and which was expected to bring a boost of some £300m to Palmer &...
22 May 2015
Store numbers across the convenience channel continue to rise, with many groups and retailers adding a considerable number of new sites over the latest 12 months, according to the latest data from IGD Retail Analysis and William Reed Business Media. However, further growth was moderated by rationalisation amongst certain retailers. Number of stores 2014 Number of stores 2...
10 October 2014
Major national symbol group Costcutter has acquired a 20% stake in the Simply Fresh retail brand, the Kenilworth-based operation launched in 2009 by Kash and Sukhjit Khera to bring a more premium and fresh-focused package to the UK symbol sector.  This investment formalises the existing agreement whereby Simply Fresh stores are supplied as part of the Costcutter network, ordering through Costcutt...
02 October 2014
Major symbol group operator, Costcutter has announced the appointment of Jenny Wilson as its new marketing director, succeeding  Richard Coates, who filled the role in an interim capacity over the last year.  She will take up the role in November. Joins Costcutter from 3663 Jenny Wilson joins Costcutter from national foodservive wholesaler 3663, where she was Director of Marketing and Fre...
30 June 2014
The UK convenience market is set to be worth £49bn by 2019, according to the latest IGD Retail Analysis forecasts. This represents an increase of over 30% from its current value of £37bn. Shoppers in the UK are spreading more of their spending across a variety of grocery 'channels', such as hypermarkets, online etc. Our latest ShopperVista research shows that nearly all shoppers (95%) use at...