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Musclefood hires Gareth Jones as chief executive

By The Retail Bulletin
Online retailer Musclefood has appointed Gareth Jones, the former deputy chief executive of Shop Direct, as its chief executive.
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Asda and Walmart rolling out click & collect lockers

Asda and Walmart rolling out click & collect lockers

15 January 2019 by Glynn Davis in New York City

Asda is expanding its use of innovative tower lockers for click & collect as customers find them an attractive and convenient alternative to visiting stores when collecting their online orders.

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Waitrose progresses its point-of-sale capability

Waitrose progresses its point-of-sale capability

15 January 2019 by Glynn Davis in New York City

Waitrose is continuing to develop its payment capabilities, with a more agile technology infrastructure enabling it to introduce an increasing level of mobility and personalisation into its store-based solutions.

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Christmas cheer for Booths

Christmas cheer for Booths

15 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Food and drink retailer Booths increased its Christmas sales by 3.3% in the three weeks to 5 January.

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Lidl Christmas sales boosted by popularity of premium product range

Lidl Christmas sales boosted by popularity of premium product range

11 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Lidl UK has seen an 8% year-on-year increase in Christmas sales after trade was boosted by customers buying more items from its Deluxe premium product range.

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Tesco posts strong Christmas sales

Tesco posts strong Christmas sales

10 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Tesco has reported strong trading with UK and Republic of Ireland like-for-like sales rising by 2.6% over Christmas and by 1.9% in its third quarter.

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Sainsbury's third quarter sales down 1.1%

Sainsbury's third quarter sales down 1.1%

9 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Supermarket Sainsbury’s has reported a 1.1% decline in its third quarter like-for-like sales excluding fuel following a drop in sales of general merchandise and clothing.

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Majestic enjoys strong festive sales

Majestic enjoys strong festive sales

9 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Majestic Wine increased both its group sales and gross margin over its Christmas trading period.

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Morrisons reports fourth consecutive Christmas of growth

Morrisons reports fourth consecutive Christmas of growth

8 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

The Morrisons supermarket chain’s like-for-like sales rose by 3.6% excluding fuel in the nine weeks to 6 January to mark the fourth consecutive Christmas of like-for-like sales growth for the retailer.

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Piper invests £6 million in Mindful Chef

Piper invests £6 million in Mindful Chef

7 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Private equity firm Piper has invested £6 million in the healthy recipe box brand Mindful Chef.

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