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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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Iceland's reverse vending machine trial leads to 310,000 bottles being recycled

Iceland's reverse vending machine trial leads to 310,000 bottles being recycled

4 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Iceland has reported that its trial of in-store reverse vending machines has resulted in the recycling of more than 310,000 bottles. 

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Marks & Spencer launches 'game changing' vegan friendly range

Marks & Spencer launches 'game changing' vegan friendly range

3 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Marks & Spencer has launched what it describes as a game changing new range of meat and dairy-free plant based fresh food as it looks to meet demand from customers taking a flexitarian approach to eating,

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Co-op to open 100 new stores in 2019

Co-op to open 100 new stores in 2019

2 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

The Co-op has unveiled plans to open 100 new food stores this year as part of plans to grow its convenience offering.

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Waitrose plans to phase out glitter

Waitrose plans to phase out glitter

18 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners has pledged that its own label cards, wrap, crackers, tags, flowers and plants will either be glitter-free or feature an environmentally friendly alternative by Christmas 2020.

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Ocado posts strong revenue growth

Ocado posts strong revenue growth

13 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Online supermarket Ocado has achieved a period of strong growth in its fourth quarter with retail revenue climbing by 12%.

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Sainsbury's and Asda request more time in CMA probe

Sainsbury's and Asda request more time in CMA probe

12 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

The Sainsbury’s and Asda supermarket chains have asked the Competitions and Markets Authority for more time to provide and consider all the evidence regarding their proposed merger.

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Farming robots to begin trial at Waitrose farm in Leckford

Farming robots to begin trial at Waitrose farm in Leckford

11 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

The John Lewis Partnership has embarked on a three-year trial to test farmbots at the Waitrose supermarket chain's farm in Leckford in Hampshire.

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