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Vegan sausage roll boosts sales at Greggs

By The Retail Bulletin
Greggs, the bakery food-to-go retailer, has said it made an exceptionally strong start to 2019 after it benefited from the publicity generated by the launch of its vegan-friendly sausage rolls.
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Subway opens new store at Birmingham's ICC

Subway opens new store at Birmingham's ICC

19 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Subway has opened a new store at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham in a partnership with catering solutions provider Amadeus.

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McColl's full year profit impacted by supply chain issues

McColl's full year profit impacted by supply chain issues

18 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

The McColl’s convenience chain has seen its full year pre-tax profit decline to £7.9 million from £18.4 million in the previous year after trading was impacted by supply chain disruption following the collapse of Palmer & Harvey.

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Lidl rolls out 'fun size' trolleys for kids

Lidl rolls out 'fun size' trolleys for kids

15 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

The Lidl supermarket chain is rolling out new ‘fun size trolleys’ for kids following a successful trial.

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Co-op to develop franchise stores

Co-op to develop franchise stores

14 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

The Co-op has announced plans to develop a “significant” number of franchise stores as it looks to licence its brand to independent retailers for the first time in its history.

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CMA delays decision on Sainsbury's and Asda merger due to deal's complexity

CMA delays decision on Sainsbury's and Asda merger due to deal's complexity

12 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

The Competition and Markets Authority’s inquiry group that is looking at the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda has decided to extend the reference period for preparing its report by eight weeks to 30 April.

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Ocado fire leads to homes being evacuated

Ocado fire leads to homes being evacuated

7 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

A fire at Ocado’s customer fulfilment centre in Andover has resulted in the evacuation of homes in the surrounding area.

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Sainsbury's extends trial of scheme for shoppers with hidden disabilities

Sainsbury's extends trial of scheme for shoppers with hidden disabilities

6 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Sainsbury’s is extending a trial scheme that helps customers with hidden disabilities when shopping in-store.

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Ocado EBITDA down 20.7%

Ocado EBITDA down 20.7%

5 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Ocado saw its EBITDA fall by 20.7% to £59.5 million in the year to 2 December as the company invested in a new distribution centre and technology.

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Signorelli joins line-up at Stratford's IQL

Signorelli joins line-up at Stratford's IQL

4 February 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Signorelli, the Italian artisan bakery and pasticceria, has chosen Stratford’s International Quarter London for the opening of its third outlet.

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