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  1. CPG: Food
Crisp brand Walkers is offering four retailers the opportunity to win £5,000 each to spend on their store. To enter, retailers must simply purchase two cases of Walkers £1.25 RRP PMP 15x70g crisps in Cheese & Onion, Ready Salted or Salt & Vinegar flavours from Total Wholesale, Bestway, Unitas, Spar, Booker or Nisa, and text […]
  1. Department: Food
Spar Hillfoot Road in Ayr celebrated its re-launch on 19 January following an extensive store refit. The Spar Scotland company-owned store has received major investment to bring it in line with CJ Lang’s latest modern Spar store models and their drive to be more energy efficient. The store’s exterior now has a new bright Spar […]
  1. International
A London-based National Lottery retailer, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has scooped the £10,000 prize in Camelot’s Site, Stock, Sell online quarterly prize draw. “I was really surprised to get the call telling me I’d won,” said the top prize-winning retailer. “It was a fantastic way to start the New Year. The money means […]
  1. International
JTI UK has refreshed its Sterling Essential Rolling product, now with rolling papers, an “enhanced” blend and a zip pouch. The tobacco and vaping brand said the new features offer an easy and accessible format for existing adult smokers in one resealable pouch. Sterling Essential Rolling is available at an RRP of £14.55 for 5x30g […]
  1. Department: Food
With Christmas firmly behind us and New Year’s resolutions to eat more healthily already starting to crumble, consumer thoughts invariably begin to turn to spring occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter – all of which involve the purchase, gifting and consumption of confectionery. Easter-themed self-treat and mini eggs have already started to […]
  1. Associates & Employees
The team at Spar Scotland have made a special donation to the staff of Crosshouse Hospital. Taking place on 20 January, a fun morning of activity was available for everyone to enjoy with prizes to win from the Spar spinning wheel, and product samples and giveaways from Browning’s and Snappy Shopper. All Crosshouse Hospital staff […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Food manufacturer Baxters has developed and refreshed five recipes within its Favourites soup range. The five enhanced soups include Cream of Tomato, Minestrone, Cream of Chicken, Carrot and Coriander and Country Garden, with Cream of Tomato leading the line-up. Available in stores now, Baxters’ new Favourites soups start from £1.60 for a 400g tin. The […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Juul Labs’ new Juul2 system has been awarded Product of the Year 2023 in the Vaping and Heated Tobacco Products category, following an independent nationwide survey of 8,000 adult consumers. Juul2 was launched in April 2022 following a successful pilot launch on brand’s website. The rechargeable pod-based system was updated from previous versions with new […]
  1. Corporate Finance
The Bestway group this morning reported that it has taken a £193m stake in Sainsbury’s and might buy more shares in the supermarket. Bestway, which operates Costcutter, Best-one and Bargain Booze in the independent convenience sector, now has a 3.45% stake in Sainsbury’s. It has indicated that this is purely an investment and is not […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Driving down costs and increasing efficiency will be the biggest priorities for retailers in 2023, says the IGD industry think-tank. Toby Pickard, the IGD’s global insight leader, said these efforts would help retailers to “reset the cost base” of their businesses. The IGD’s six global retail trends, identified in its latest insight report, are: 1. […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Retailers in Scotland will receive an increase of up to 19% in the amount they are paid for handling returns under the deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers due to come into force in August. Scheme administrator Circularity Scotland announced the increase this afternoon following consultation with the industry and independent analysis by business […]