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Co-operative chief offers letter of resignation

Co-operative chief offers letter of resignation | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Co-op group chief executive Euan Sutherland has offered his letter of resignation in a “back-me-or-sack-me move” following opposition to his reforms for the mutually owned chain of supermarkets, banks and funeral homes.
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News Express: AB InBev results

News Express: AB InBev results | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The alcohol supplier has released its third quarter results. The company said it was pleased with the performance of its beer and cider brands.
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Iceland acquires seven franchise Irish stores

Iceland acquires seven franchise Irish stores | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Value supermarket Iceland Foods has acquired seven Iceland stores in the Republic of Ireland for an undisclosed sum, as the retailer accelerates its international expansion.
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Top Tips for making the most of online reviews

Top Tips for making the most of online reviews | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Customer reviews are playing an increasingly important role on the success of a business.
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Asda launches Click and Collect at tube stations

Asda launches Click and Collect at tube stations | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Asda and Transport for London (TfL) have announced a world first partnership with Transport for London that will see it offer Grocery Click and Collect services at six underground stations.
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Optical Express withholding staff bonuses as financial woes deepen

Optical Express withholding staff bonuses as financial woes deepen | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Optician and glasses retailer Optical Express is withholding bonuses to staff as its uncertain financial situation continues, Retail Gazette understands.
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Comment: Avoiding a festive flop

Comment: Avoiding a festive flop | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
With Christmas less than five weeks away, and online revenues alone expected to exceed £10 billion this December, retailers must ensure their supply chains are in tiptop condition to keep orders flowing and consumers content.
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Are we really in a meltdown?

Are we really in a meltdown? | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
It is right that retailers speak out about the state of the newstrade distribution system and get it into the headlines, but the industry needs to work together, and that means wholesalers should get tough on publishers and make them rethink the...
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Tesco to end promotions as food waste figures revealed

Tesco to end promotions as food waste figures revealed | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Supermarket giant Tesco has revealed it will end some promotions as it seeks to improve its food waste figures.
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Retailers slow to adopt technologies that 'improve customer service,' claims survey

Retailers slow to adopt technologies that 'improve customer service,' claims survey | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Retailers in London’s West End are proving slow to adopt to new technologies that can improve customer service, new research has claimed.
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Comment: Scale can be good

Comment: Scale can be good | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Earlier this year we announced that we were committing to play our part in tackling three big issues which affect us all and where we can make a real difference: youth unemployment, healthy choices and food waste.
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6 lessons to learn from a successful community event

6 lessons to learn from a successful community event | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The Sherston Boules Day is the biggest event in my villages calendar and it has a big impact on my business. I know that if Gail and I manage it well we will have a successful day.
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WH Smith Local could be a great fit for some retailers

WH Smith Local could be a great fit for some retailers | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
One of the more intriguing stands at last week’s Independent Retail Show belonged to WH Smith Local.
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Charity launches initiative for young people to boost British high-streets

Charity launches initiative for young people to boost British high-streets | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
A UK charity is hoping to attract young entrepreneurs to set up their own retail business.
The Carnegie UK Trust is aiming to attract thousands of 16-30 year-olds to open their own shops and help Britain’s flagging high-streets and city districts.
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Your chance to win a case of each of the Strongbow flavour variants

Increase your cider sales with Strongbow, the UK’s No.1 Cider
Transforming the Everyday cider category, Strongbow recently added another string to its bow with the launch of a new flavoured variant.
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Shoppers planning to spend 25 per cent more this Christmas, says research

Shoppers planning to spend 25 per cent more this Christmas, says research | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Shoppers are planning to spend 25 per cent more this Christmas than they did last year with younger shoppers planning to loosen their purse strings most, according to new research.
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Big four supermarkets losing market share to discounters, says Kantar

Big four supermarkets losing market share to discounters, says Kantar | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Discounters Lidl and Aldi have continued to make up ground on the big four with Aldi notching another all-time record share of 3.9 per cent as its impressive rise continues, new figures show.
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Gift cards and vouchers to have strong Christmas

Gift cards and vouchers to have strong Christmas | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The sight of an extensive range of gift cards by supermarket tills is becoming more and more common.
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Worst footfall figures since beginning of year

Worst footfall figures since beginning of year | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Footfall in October fell by 2.9 per cent compared to the same period last year as figures showed the worst performance since the start of the year on a three month rolling basis.
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Perth becomes the UK’s first iSTREET

Perth becomes the UK’s first iSTREET | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Perth has become the first UK city to engage with tourists and residents via social media in a drive to boost local business.
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Be inspired, be involved

Be inspired, be involved | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Meeting fellow retailers and visiting their stores is the best way to come up with new ideas and also helps you to look at what you do in your own store with a fresh pair of eyes. Be sure you take advantage of opportunities.
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Comment: Welcome to the ‘post-PC era’

Comment: Welcome to the ‘post-PC era’ | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
M-commerce has continued to grow, not least through the mass adoption of smartphones and tablet devices. Nearly one-third of web-based page views in the UK are now viewed on smartphones and tablets.
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Family spending power at six month low, says Asda Income Tracker

Family spending power at six month low, says Asda Income Tracker | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Asda’s Income Tracker has revealed that family spending power fell by £2 a week year-on-year in September 2013 – driven by the weakest wage growth on record in the UK.
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6 steps to reduce employee theft using EPoS technology

6 steps to reduce employee theft using EPoS technology | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
One of the most valuable benefits of Electronic Point of Sale (EPoS) software used by any retail business is a reduction in employee and customer theft.
Used properly, good EPoS software can significantly cut the cost of theft.
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Establish a theft policy for your business

Establish a theft policy for your business | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
One way to demonstrate how serious you are about reducing the impact of employee theft on your business is to create a theft policy and to publicise this with your team members.
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