20 January 2021

Retailers welcome new legal protections for shopworkers in Scotland

Retail leaders have welcomed a move by Scottish Parliament to create a specific offence of assaulting a shopworker, and called on Westminster to follow suit. Scottish […]
20 January 2021

F&B deals sink to 11-year low as coronavirus pandemic hits industry

Deal activity in the food and drink industry has been pushed the lowest level in more than a decade as the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit uncertainty […]
20 January 2021

Parsley Box secures £5m to ramp up DTC growth

DTC ready meal provider Parsley Box has raised £5.2m to continue its rapid expansion as consumer appetite for online food delivery grows. The Edinburgh-headquartered business prepares […]
20 January 2021

Native Snacks rebrands ahead of Sainsbury’s and Holland & Barrett launch

Native Snacks has rebranded and scored a swathe of new listings.  The popped lotus seeds startup has rolled out a new look across its range ahead […]
20 January 2021

Ascona Group takes estate to 50 with latest acquisition

Ascona Group has acquired its 50th site in the UK. The forecourt operator, which is supplied by Nisa, completed the purchase of the BP branded Anker Service […]
20 January 2021

Booker makes website more mobile-friendly with relaunch

Wholesale giant Booker has relaunched its website in order to make it more mobile-friendly. The new Booker.co.uk site went live yesterday. Its key upgrades include a simplified […]
20 January 2021

Covid outbreak forces Waitrose to close Cheadle Hulme branch

Waitrose has been forced into closing its store in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport due to a Covid-19 outbreak among staff. The retailer confirmed the store closed on Monday […]
20 January 2021

Rural rapid delivery startup launches with Cockermouth Sainsbury’s products

The full range of a Sainsbury’s store in Cockermouth is available to purchase for rapid delivery via website HyperLocal. Residents within an 8km radius of the […]
20 January 2021

Iceland renews XPO storage and distribution deal

Iceland has renewed its decade-long warehousing and distribution deal with XPO. The contract covers six Iceland warehouses in Warrington, Deeside, Enfield, Livingston and two in Swindon, […]
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