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John Kinney to replace Darren Goldney as managing director of Unitas Wholesale

Darren Goldney is to step down in April to be replaced by John Kinney.


Post-Christmas budgets see Co-op Honest Value sales surge

Nisa retailers have reported sales growth in the Co-op Honest Value range as conscious shoppers seek low prices post-Christmas.


Steve Bassett to open Sainsbury’s supplied Simply Fresh store

Top convenience retailer Steve Bassett is set to open a Sainsbury’s supplied Simply Fresh store.


What is Retail NI calling for to support store owners?

Trade body Retail NI has identified five areas that would retailers during the pandemic.


Stockpiling of paper products returned during November lockdown

PayPoint research found a spike in sales of paper products in the convenience channel in the fourth quarter of 2020


Hockenhull Garages wins Forecourt Trader of the Year Award

Hockenhull Garages take The Stage at the Forecourt Trader Awards.


Retail industry urges extension to business rates support

The government has been urged to extend the business rates discount in 2021/22 to avoid a ‘sudden shock’ in the form of a high rates bill for retailers.


Convenience retailers urged to stay safe in face covering row

Independent retailers have been urged not to put themselves at risk to enforce face covering guidelines despite mounting pressure.


William Reed UK Food & Drink Shows to run in July

The William Reed-organised UK Food & Drink Shows comprising Food & Drink Expo, Farm Shop & Deli Show, The Ingredients Show, Foodex, National Convenience Show and The Forecourt Show have been re-scheduled until 5-7 July 2021.


Bestway addresses own brand concerns with supply agreement extension

Bestway Wholesale has extended the supply agreement between the Co-op and Costcutter until 2026.

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