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  • FT - Dawood Pervez, md Bestway Wholesale
    News

    Schools opening will boost c-store impulse purchases, says Bestway Wholesale boss

    2021-02-23T15:58:00Z

    Impulse purchases will be boosted when schools re-open on March 8, according to Dawood Pervez, managing director of Bestway Wholesale, as he reacted to the Prime Minister’s statement on the easing of lockdown restrictions.

  • FT - Tracy's column - Orange Twirl
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    SHOP TALK: Orange juices up chocolate sales

    2021-02-22T10:26:00Z

    Some of you may have heard of the Netflix series ‘Orange is the New Black’, the title of which plays on the fact that the drama is set in a women’s prison in the US, where all the inmates wear bright orange jumpsuits.

  • FT - CC_Stamford049
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    Bestway extends Co-op agreement for Costcutter retailers

    2020-12-22T11:09:00Z

    Bestway Wholesale has announced a two and a half year extension to the current supply agreement by the Co-op, giving a further five years to run on the agreement originally negotiated by Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) in mid-2017.

  • FT McCoys Fire Pit
    Product News

    McCoy’s get all fired up

    2020-12-21T15:47:00Z

    Popular ridged crisps brand McCoy’s is getting a new year boost with the launch of three new flavours under the Fire Pit sub-brand.

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    Analysis

    Fear of running out drives Christmas grocery sales

    2020-12-21T15:43:00Z

    Earlier this month, I got the usual ‘festive’ email from Businesswaste.co.uk calling for a ban on Christmas dinner. 

  • Costcutter fascia
    News

    Bestway Wholesale acquires Costcutter Supermarkets Group

    2020-12-18T20:00:00Z

    Bestway Wholesale is to acquire Costcutter Supermarkets Holdings Limited, trading as Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG), from Bibby Line Group.

  • FT - focus on Spring confectionery
    Feature

    Egging you on - focus on Spring confectionery

    2020-11-25T18:17:00Z

    Who knows what Christmas will be like this year – let alone Easter 2021, but that’s no reason not to plan ahead.

  • FT - Food & drinks to go
    Feature

    Down but not out - focus on food and drinks to go

    2020-11-25T17:45:00Z

    This year has been like no other in many ways, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, not least of all for food-to-go sales.

  • FT - healthy snacking Nov 2020
    Feature

    In great shape - focus on healthy snacking

    2020-11-25T17:31:00Z

    We’re in the middle of another lockdown and that means more people spending more time at home.

  • FT retailer Parkfoot Garage online shopping van on forecourt
    Analysis

    Three cheers for forecourt retailers: Tracy West, retail commentator

    2020-11-23T15:54:00Z

    Three cheers for the forecourt retailers who have really gone out of their way to help customers during the lockdowns. Of course, many are simply doing the things that they’ve always done but have found a whole new audience thanks to more people shopping locally.

  • FT - Asda on the Move, EG Walsall - 1
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    First Asda on the Move opens on Euro Garages site in Walsall

    2020-10-08T10:48:00Z

    The first ‘Asda On the Move’ convenience store has opened on a Euro Garages site in Walsall. The site is part of a three-store trial with EG Group that will see Asda open on forecourts in the Midlands during October and follows last week’s announcement that Asda is being acquired by the Issa brothers and TDR Capital.

  • FT - exterior Ascona -Nuneaton
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    Top 50 Indie Ascona Group unveils first store with Nisa Local fascia

    2020-09-22T15:28:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Ascona Group has unveiled its first Nisa Local store fascia as plans to convert all its sites to the brand get underway.

  • FT -  (l-r) at Maxol Glenabbey Service Station -Brian Donaldson, CEO of The Maxol Group, Ron Whitten, Chief Financial Officer, Henderson Group; and Paddy Doody, Sales and Marketing Director, Henderson Group
    News

    Maxol and Henderson Group renew contract with £425m deal

    2020-09-15T10:13:00Z

    Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading forecourt and convenience retailer, has announced the renewal of its strategic alliance with the Henderson Group, the company that owns the Spar franchise in Northern Ireland.

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    Booker CEO Charles Wilson to retire

    2020-09-07T12:10:00Z

    Booker CEO Charles Wilson is to retire in February 2021 after 15 years leading the business.

  • News

    Service centred

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    People want much more from a forecourt than fuel and a good convenience offer. They want services too You’ve got a great forecourt with fast pumps and a smart canopy to keep your customers dry. You’ve also got a modern convenience store with a comprehensive food and drink offering ...

  • News

    Londis targets forecourt growth

    2019-10-10T00:00:00Z

    Earlier this year as Londis announced the celebration of its 60th birthday, we heard how the symbol brand was doing better than ever, following three record-breaking years of sales growth and recruitment. The success had followed its acquisition by the Booker Group in 2015, along with sister brand Budgens. ...

  • News

    Pump up your profits

    2019-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie the Kay Group has pump-top promotions at every one of its 20 sites. The company’s retail convenience manager, Jacob Francis, says they provide a great opportunity to achieve incremental purchases from customers. DSL supplies the products and has done for around 20 years. Jacob says the range ...

  • News

    The best of both

    2019-07-09T00:00:00Z

    A recent visit to the Hammond Group’s stunning Three Elm site in Tonbridge, Kent, filled with Co-op-branded products, prompted further investigation into the Southern Co-op’s Welcome franchise. I am greeted by a familiar face franchise business manager Mike Fitton (pictured above), who has long experience working with independent forecourt ...

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    Symbols of success

    2019-06-07T00:00:00Z

    While talking about the Londis brand’s 60th birthday earlier this year, Martin Swadling, Londis brand director, revealed that 49% of its retail stores are in the forecourt sector. The estate is a mixture of independent retailers and groups, but a huge chunk belongs to number one Top 50 Indie, MFG. ...

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    Nisa launches World Food promotional event

    2019-04-12T00:00:00Z

    A new promotional event is being launched for Nisa retailers to help them tap into the popularity of the world food category. Following on from a series of events focusing on particular food types including Chinese, Indian, Italian and Mexican, Nisa is this month hosting a “whatever you fancy” event ...