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New, simplified design for Coca-Cola


The Coca-Cola Company has announced a new design for the Coca-Cola trademark that brings Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke together in an evolution of the ‘One Brand’ Strategy that launched worldwide in 2016.


Forecourt rollout for luxury 'tishoos'


New luxury tissues in a tube, go live at almost 20 BP and Shell forecourts this week, the brand’s first bricks-and-mortar listings since launching in the UK in August 2020.

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Costcutter and SimplyFresh agree two-year continuation of partnership


Costcutter Supermarkets Group and SimplyFresh have announced a continuation of their partnership with a new rolling supply contract, which will run for a minimum of two years, to support SimplyFresh in its continued growth ambitions.

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Bestway Wholesale integrates Costcutter


Bestway Wholesale have announced the restructure of Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) as the first step of the integration of the business into Bestway Wholesale.

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SHOP TALK: March 14 - the Mother of all occasions

2021-03-08T12:42:00+00:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to Mother’s Day, which this year falls on Sunday March 14.

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


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.

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SHOP TALK: Orange juices up chocolate sales

2021-02-22T10:26:00+00:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

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.

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Bestway extends Co-op agreement for Costcutter retailers


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.

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McCoy’s get all fired up

2020-12-21T15:47:00+00:00By Tracy West

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.


Fear of running out drives Christmas grocery sales

2020-12-21T15:43:00+00:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

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