Costcutter news

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...
16 May 2013
Over 300 delegates attended the Symbol Conference this year to hear briefings from Nisa, SPAR UK, Premier and Costcutter. We've summarised some of the key take outs from the day here. On the look out for value IGD's latest ShopperVista research demonstrates the challenges facing British customers, highlighting 76% of those shoppers interviewed are still concerned about the cost of livin...
02 April 2013
Costcutter has announced the introduction of a new private label range developed in conjunction with its new Buyco partner Palmer and Harvey to support its move away from Nisa. Three tiered range The three tiered range offering a good, better best proposition will be called 'Independent trader', 'Independent' and 'Independent Specialist'. It is understood the retailer has registered the bra...
14 March 2013
Leading UK delivered wholesaler Palmer & Harvey and symbol group specialist Costcutter have announced the creation of a partnership to join forces in the supply and support of their combined affiliated store networks, forming a single symbol group with a total of some 2,500 stores. Costcutter to take on Mace franchise Under the agreement Costcutter , with its expertise in the development a...