Costcutter news

08 April 2014
Irish symbol group ADM Londis plc has reported a jump in profit before tax to €1.67m. Organic sales up 1% Irish symbol group ADM Londis plc has announced an increase of 35% of profit before tax for calendar 2013 on 2012’s €1.23m. This improvement was driven by a shift in the sales mix away from low margin categories and increased volumes through Londis’s higher margin chilled distribution netwo...
05 February 2014
Major UK symbol group Costcutter has revealed that 353 new retailers joined its national network in 2013, which now includes the Mace fascia, transferred over from Palmer & Harvey last March. Gains made across all fascias Of these new recruits 243 joined Costcutter's established core fascias, including its eponymous brand as well as the more recent addition, kwiksave.  There are now some 20...
19 December 2013
The second half of 2013 has brought major changes to several retailers' senior teams. Here we summarise the most significant. Morrisons: Building the digital leadership team With less than a month until its online debut Morrisons has been strengthening its leadership team Following the announcement of Morrisons tie-up with Ocado, Mark Harrison, group retail director, and Martyn Fletc...
20 November 2013
Leading UK delivered wholesaler Palmer & Harvey has now launched the first lines in its new private label range branded 'Independent'.  Targeted to meet the needs of independent and symbol group convenience retailers, and with many more products due to be added in 2014, ultimately the range is planned to include over 750; spanning many categories from ready meals to fruit and vegetables. A ke...
29 October 2013
Our Shopper insight manager, Michael Freedman, looks at how the convenience store of the future could be very different and help shoppers fulfil more missions. Untitled 1 Convenience in a multichannel world As IGD’s shopper insight expert on the convenience channel, I am often asked how convenience store shoppers differ to main supermarket shoppers. The answer is simple - they are ...
17 October 2013
Q3 2013 has brought important changes to several retailers' senior teams. Here we summarise the most significant Tesco: New blood to drive UK performance As Tesco works hard to strengthen its UK performance, it has made a number of changes to its board: Carolyn Bradley, group brand director, is the latest in a string of high profile departures, after 27 years at the retailer. As part ...
30 September 2013
It is reported Costcutter will have the technology needed to offer click and collect from member stores within the next 12 to 18 months. A point of difference Kevin Widdrington, Costcutter IT director has revealed at the 2013 Costcutter Expo that as part of technology upgrades, the functionality will exist for Costcutter retailers to offer click and collect. This technology will allow Co...
27 August 2013
Reports in the trade press have revealed that Vicki Reay, formerly Commercial Director with SPAR, will join Costcutter as Trading Director for its core symbol group operation.  She will succeed the long-standing incumbent Angela Barber, who remains with the Costcutter group but will now focus on her role as Managing Director for its Rhythm & Booze off licence operation. Brings experience from Ald...
22 August 2013
It has been announced that the Office of Fair Trading has cleared the transfer of all Palmer & Harvey's symbol group operations to Costcutter, following the launch of the joint-venture deal between them in March 2013.  The management of all store groups under the Mace, Supershop and Your Shop fascias, representing some 800 convenience stores, can now be taken over by Costcutter, creating a total ...
16 May 2013
Leading retail buying consortium for the independent sector, Nisa Retail has announced the appointment of Ian Bishop to the newly created role of marketing director, as the group seeks to bring focus to the development of Nisa as a consumer brand. Commenting on the appointment Neil Turton, Nisa CEO said: "The newly created role of marketing director represents a significant milestone in Ni...