New Year’s resolutions lead to healthy grocery sales
Feb05

New Year’s resolutions lead to healthy grocery sales

Despite overall market growth of 1.7%, total till roll sales fell by £1.5 billion compared with the month of December Consumers ate a total of 4.4 billion meat-free dinners in 2018, an increase of 150 million meals on the year before Dry January failed to stop alcohol sales growing by 10% over the past four weeks Aldi and Lidl continue to lead the field with 18.3 million households shopping in at least one of the discounters over the...

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Mosart Khanim strengthens Suresite’s payment cards team
Feb04

Mosart Khanim strengthens Suresite’s payment cards team

Mosart Khanim has joined forecourt services experts Suresite from fuel card company Radius Payment Solutions, where she was UK head of customer service. In her new role as payment card services manager, Mosart will be responsible for improving Suresite’s customer service delivery during a period of anticipated rapid growth. Mosart worked in banking for over 25 years, rising to divisional manager, business banking, for Santander....

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Super SPAR staff raise £1 million for terminal illness charity
Jan31

Super SPAR staff raise £1 million for terminal illness charity

Leading community convenience store group SPAR has today announced that its fundraising efforts for terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, has passed the £1 million mark.   SPAR stores began fundraising since the start of the partnership in March 2017 and have now reached this brilliant milestone which is the equivalent of paying for 50,000 hours of care from Marie Curie Nurses.   Marie Curie provide care and support for people living...

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New roadside development for Essar as MPK site opens with Morrisons Daily
Jan24

New roadside development for Essar as MPK site opens with Morrisons Daily

 Essar has confirmed the first opening of a Morrisons Daily at one of its branded retail outlets at Moulsford in Oxfordshire, with several more planned to follow suit in 2019. The station is one of 12 MPK sites recently unveiled under the Essar marque, following an agreement reached in November with the top independent garage group. Essar entered the UK retail market with the opening of its first branded forecourt in November 2015 at...

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Motor Fuel Group extends with Londis and Budgens
Jan24

Motor Fuel Group extends with Londis and Budgens

The UK’s number one independent forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is rebranding 110 of its shops from SPAR to the Londis or Budgens brands having extended its shop supply agreement with Booker Retail Partners (BRP). MFG signed their first agreement with BRP in May 2016 and this new contract will include the MRH network that MFG successfully acquired at the end of 2018. BRP will be supplying the entire 925 strong, network and...

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Bestway Wholesale launches new ordering app and website
Jan22

Bestway Wholesale launches new ordering app and website

Bestway Wholesale, the UK’s largest independent food and drinks wholesaler, has made ordering quicker, easier and more convenient for its cash and carry retail customers with a refreshed ordering app and website. The new  app allows cash and carry customers to: Start their order on a phone, tablet or computer and finish it on another device, anywhere, at any time. The customer’s basket is reflected on the app and website in real time...

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