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SHOP TALK: Healthy new year?

2021-01-11T13:07:00+00:00By Tracy West - retail commentator

At this time of year, many consumers are usually attempting ‘Dry January’ or ‘Veganuary’ but, given the current circumstances, you wonder if as many will be bothered.

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EG Group to open first of planned 150 Cinnabon stores this week


EG Group has partnered with US bakery Cinnabon, to open the brand’s newest bakery on December 4 at Frontier Park in Blackburn. Additional bakeries are set to open in January 2021.

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

2020-11-25T17:45:00+00:00By Tracy West

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.

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Three cheers for forecourt retailers: Tracy West, retail commentator

2020-11-23T15:54:00+00:00By Tracy West

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.

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Urban Eat brings back three limited-edition sandwiches for the festive period


Sandwich brand Urban Eat has announced it is bringing back three limited edition, festive favourites for the Christmas period; Turkey, Bacon & Cranberry; Vegan Feast; and a Pigs Under Blankets panini. The sandwiches will be available in out of home and convenience until 23 December.

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EG Group trials fresh pizza products across a number of its Euro Garages sites


EG Group is partnering an international pizza brand to trial fresh pizza products across a number of its Euro Garages sites in the UK.

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Nisa Express revamp includes a variant specifically for forecourt operators


Three new Nisa Express store formats have been unveiled at the 2020 virtual Nisa Expo, including one format specifically for forecourt operators.

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Moto and Pret A Manger agree partnership on three sites


Moto has agreed a partnership with Pret A Manger, which will enable the sandwich chain to expand its motorway service estate to three shops in the UK.

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Nescafé launches online hub to support coffee-to-go retailers


Nescafé has launched a new online coffee-to-go hub to help coffee-to-go retailers and convenience stores grow their hot drinks trade and maximise their sales from coffee.

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Costa Express introduces mobile contactless ordering on machines


Costa Express has announced that it is rolling out a mobile contactless ordering system across more than 9,000 machines nationwide this autumn.