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Waitrose returns to Muswell Hill after 58-year gap

Waitrose returned to Muswell Hill after a 58-year absence when it welcomed shoppers through the doors of its new Broadway store this week.
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Tesco predicts its best-selling toys for Christmas gifts

Tesco is predicting techie toys will be the best-selling gifts, with the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer 2 and the new Vtech Innotab 2 coming in at numbers one and three respectively, this Christmas.
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Malibu launches new ad campaign

This week, Malibu – the iconic coconut flavoured rum – launches a new TV execution, which invites consumers to ‘celebrate the sunset’ with Malibu.
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Two new birdilicious Naturals treats from Rosewood

Two new birdilicious Naturals treats from Rosewood | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
The latest additions to the Naturals Bird Treats range from Rosewood Pet Products couldn’t be more delicious, with the ultimate in Dari cobs and Millet sprays that are dipped and then smothered in wholesome and tempting natural flavours.
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Jägermeister takes centre stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Jägermeister takes centre stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Jägermeister, the 8th best-selling premium spirit brand in the world IMPACT 2011, is to support comedy duo Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham as they take their critically acclaimed show, “The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol”, to the world’s largest...
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‘Break down barriers for older customers’, local shops are urged

Convenience stores need to do more to make food shopping easier for millions of older people across the country, the UK’s leading charity for the elderly has warned, according to today’s Independent Retail News.
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Bestway cuts prices on summer products for Olympics

Wholesale group Bestway is to cut prices on more than 1,000 top-selling summer products in its next big promotional period, says today’s Independent Retail News.
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Jubilee celebrations help UK retail sales in June

UK retail sales values were up 1.4% on a like-for-like basis from June 2011, when they were down 0.6% on a year ago, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
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£7.1bn of grocery spend ‘up for grabs’ if Waitrose can convert ‘Shallow Shoppers’

Waitrose could gain as much as £7.1bn of new business by courting consumers trapped in unfulfilling relationships with their current food retailer, according to new research from global consultancy TNS.
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James Ellington makes Olympic GB team

James Ellington, the sprinter who was sponsored by Go Coco after auctioning himself on ebay to raise funds for his training, has been named one of the Olympic GB team for 2012.
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Percy Daltons relaunch to drive sales into nut sector

Intersnack has announced a major overhaul this month for the Percy Daltons nut brand, bringing added competition into the grocery nut sector with a range of 14 quality products packaged to drive more value into the category.
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McVitie’s adds new Crispy Bacon flavour to Cheddars range

United Biscuits (UBUK) has announced the launch of McVitie’s Cheddars Crispy Bacon. The new variety will excite existing McVitie’s Cheddars fans by offering them a new tasty savoury biscuit in one of the nation’s favourite flavours.
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Challs International launches new indoor product

Challs International has announced the launch of its latest innovations to its popular Bin Buddy range.
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Local shops welcome consultation on test purchasing

The convenience store sector is being encouraged to take part in the consultation process on a new code of practice for the test purchasing of age-restricted products.
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More Euro Shopper Chocolate from Booker

Booker, the UK’s leading wholesaler, has launched two new great quality chocolate bars into its exclusive Euro Shopper range.
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Heinz uses Spotify’s summer playlist campaign on Facebook

Heinz is the first brand to use Spotify’s ‘play’ button technology on Facebook, enabling Heinz Tomato Ketchup Facebook fans to listen to a song playlist without leaving their Facebook page.
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Sourz marks second festival year with bigger line-up

Leading spirit brand Sourz (www.sourz.co.uk) has getting sorted for summer with experiential sampling activity at some of the most exciting festivals and cities across the UK.
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Profit losses fear for independent retailers over plain packaging

A rise in the illicit tobacco trade following the introduction of plain packaging could be the “tipping point” for many small shopkeepers, who could be put out of business as a result, reports today’s Independent Retail News.
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Spar retailer is Olympic torchbearer

A Spar retailer took his turn as an Olympic torchbearer earlier this week.
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British American Tobacco launches Vogue Perle Capsule

British American Tobacco (UK) is driving innovation in the cigarette category with the launch of Vogue Perle Capsule – the world’s first demi-slim capsule cigarette to hit the UK market.
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Costcutter’s new ad campaign to introduce new Local Pride family

Costcutter’s new television advertising campaign hits the screens this month and introduces the new Local Pride family for the first time.
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The Co-op appoints two new regional stores directors

The Co-operative Food has appointed two new regional stores directors following the retirement of Peter Rowley, after 39 years with the business.
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Tesco launches summer promotion for Jackpots Crisps

In light of this summer's sporting extravaganza, Jackpots Crisps has lined up the perfect promotion with Tesco to capitalise on the opportunities available to forward-thinking snack companies.
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Drinks Industry Runners get into the Olympic Spirit

Drinks Industry Runners get into the Olympic Spirit | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
All the runners finished with good times with Tom Barton of Codorniu leading the pack with an impressive finish of 45 minutes and 47 Seconds.
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Wensleydale Creamery expands Dales Dairy offering

The Wensleydale Creamery, producers of the famous Real Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese, has announced it will be entering the £680m butter market with the addition of a brand new butter to its product portfolio.
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