Ascona Group extends Jet relationship


Forecourt operator Ascona Group has strengthened its relationship with fuel brand Jet. Jet currently supplies Ascona Group at three sites: Fyfield Service Station in Marlborough; Jack Service Station in Stoke-on-Trent, and Deepcar Service Station near Sheffield New sites joining.

Quinn’s Spar Group hits home delivery milestone


Quinn’s Spar Group, which owns two Spar stores in Cookstown, Co Tyrone in Northern Ireland, has served more than 6,000 home deliveries in 10 months since setting up the service for the local community.


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Portman Group issues hard seltzer guidance


The Portman Group, the social responsibility and regulatory body for alcohol in the UK, has issued guidance on hard seltzers after it found they confuse the majority of the UK population. Industry News alcohol convenience stores Hard seltzer the Portman Group

Spar NI supports community groups


The initiative is a continuation of the Healthy Summer Project that ran last year in partnership with the charity Business in the Community, which supported community groups.


EG Group to buy Asda forecourt business


EG Group has agreed to acquire Asda’s petrol stations, car washes, and ancillary land for £750m. The news comes after it was announced in October that EG Group and TDR Capital had reached an agreement to acquire a majority ownership stake in Asda Group.

Henderson Group works with Sainsbury’s


The supermarket giant is believed to have signed a contract with Henderson Group to stock around 70 Spar-branded products. The Henderson Group told the Belfast Newsletter: “Over the last.

Bestway buys Costcutter group serving 1,500 stores


Bestway Wholesale has confirmed it has bought Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) from owner Bibby Line Group.

Ascona Group converts 14 stores to Nisa fascia


Fast-growing forecourt operator Ascona Group, who signed a deal to be supplied by Nisa in Spring, now has 14 stores with the symbol group’s fascia and a further three are due to be completed by the end of the month.

Manchester convenience store group partners with Costcutter


Store Retail Group (SRG), which currently operates six stores across the Manchester region, has agreed a new long-term trading partnership with Costcutter. The group, which was previously with Simply Fresh, agreed terms and commenced trading with Costcutter earlier this month. The partnership will see Costcutter work alongside Mital to support the development of his business, Industry News convenience stores costcutter Store Retail Group symbol groups

Wilson Group opens tenth One Stop store


Retailers Danny and Craig Wilson have opened their 10th franchise store with One Stop – the first time anyone in the symbol group has gone into double figures. All of the Wilson Group stores are located in North Yorkshire.


Kay Group opens new service station


Blackburn-based forecourt operator The Kay Group has opened the doors to its new service station in Beighton, Sheffield. Industry News forecourts new store openings spar Subway The Kay Group

How to Grow a Facebook Group

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Nearly 1 billion of those users participate in Facebook Groups. Creating a group of your own is an inexpensive and effective way to reach your target market. Groups are built around common interests or goals, like cooking or running, but there are plenty of business-focused groups too.

Ascona Group snaps up two mid-Wales petrol stations


Fast-growing forecourt operator Ascona Group has bought Ridgebourne Service Station and Crossgates Service Station, petrol forecourts situated close to Llandrindod Wells, a town in Powys, mid-Wales.

Henderson Technology secures Maxol Group contract


Brian Donaldson, chief executive of the Maxol Group, which has been a partner of Henderson Group for more than 10 years, says the EDGEPoS will. Industry News convenience stores epos forecourts Henderson Technology Maxol Group

Koyo Group Trials Biometric Checkout-Free Technology at Japanese Hotel

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Koyo Group , which operates convenience stores and restaurants in hospitals and other facilities across Japan, has partnered with Zippin and Fujitsu to open a checkout-free store in the Yokohama Techno Tower Hotel in Kanagawa.

First Ascona Group store takes Nisa fascia and format


The Ascona Group forecourt store in Haunchwood, Nuneaton, has been transformed to Nisa Retail’s Evolution fascia and store format. The move follows Nisa Retail securing a deal to supply 37 sites owned by Ascona Group in May.

Simon Property Group expects suburban boom to fuel growth


CEO David Simon on Monday said the pandemic has spurred flight away from cities, but neither the intensity nor the longevity of that is clear


Symbol groups angered by Sunday trading plans


Symbol groups have condemned the government’s plans to suspend Sunday trading laws for a year in a bid to boost the economy. This story continues at Symbol groups angered by Sunday trading plans. Industry News convenience stores Sunday trading symbol groupsSpar UK managing director, Louise Hoste, told Talking Retail: “We are outraged to read that the government are planning to suspend Sunday trading laws. The proposals to deregulate Sunday trading hours would have.

Budweiser Brewing Group removes plastic rings from can portfolio


Budweiser Brewing Group has removed the plastic rings from its entire range of cans. Alcohol alcohol Beer lager and cider Budweiser Brewing Group UK&IThe company’s Budweiser, Bud Light, and Stella Artois brands now feature recyclable wraps.


Activist group attempts Kohl's board takeover with 9 nominations


The discount department store is somewhat resilient thanks in part to its largely off-mall locations, but some investors have a bolder agenda

Henderson Group implements new cash recycling solution in Northern Ireland stores


Henderson Group has implemented a cash recycling solution from Glory across 26 of its company-owned stores in Northern Ireland. Henderson Group identified 26 of its company-owned. Industry News cash recycling Eurospar Glory henderson group symbol groups

PNG Group buys Yorkshire c-store


PNG Group has bought its sixth convenience store in West Yorkshire, snapping up a Costcutter-branded outlet in Shipley. In addition, as it is not tied to the symbol group, there is also the chance to re-merchandise the business. Industry News christie and co convenience stores PNG Group store salesThe store offers a new owner the opportunity to expand the food-to-go offering and general services.


Franchise Group to Acquire Pet Supplies Plus for $700 Million

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Pet Supplies Plus will sell itself to Franchise Group in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $700 million. Pet Supplies Plus’ own delivery and buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) offerings were part of what made it attractive to Franchise Group. “We

EG Group owners in pole position to buy Asda


Walmart has named the owners of British petrol forecourts operator EG Group as its preferred bidder for Asda, reports suggest. Industry News acquisitions and mergers asda convenience stores EG Group

EG Group eyes up Caffè Nero


The brothers behind EG Group have made a bid to take over struggling coffee chain Caffè Nero, reports suggest. Caffè Nero is currently undergoing a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) process aimed at reducing its rental bills.


EG Group warns Caffè Nero of legal challenge after bid rejection


Lawyers for EG Group have warned struggling coffee shop chain Caffè Nero that its company voluntary arrangement will face a legal challenge from landlords, reports reveal. The news comes after Caffè Nero snubbed a takeover offer from EG Group.


Express delivery for new Nisa retailer after making rapid symbol group switch


A retailer has made the switch from one symbol group to another and opened the updated store five weeks later – just in time for the Christmas sales rush. Industry News co-op nisa Symbol Group


CT Baker Group looks to the future


Jane Gurney-Read, managing director of CT Baker Group, said: “My. Demolition has started at the site of Budgens of Holt, which was destroyed by a devastating fire almost five weeks ago.

Park’s Motor Group installs EDGEPoS


Park’s Motor Group in Lanarkshire, which operates four Keystore Express and Jet-branded forecourts, has become the latest retailer to install EDGEPoS system. This story continues at Park’s Motor Group installs EDGEPoS. Industry News edgepos forecourts Henderson Technology Jet Park’s Motor Group

Walgreens Launches Personalization-Driven Advertising Group

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Walgreens has launched its own advertising offering, dubbed Walgreens Advertising Group (wag). It’s designed to help brands maximize ROI through data-led execution and optimization on Walgreens-owned platforms and through other external brand-safe channels. .

Nisa boss Ken Towle says group in ‘good shape’ as Covid shakes up convenience


Industry News co-op coronavirus nisa own-brand symbol groupsNisa has emerged strongly from the early phases of the coronavirus pandemic and is well-placed to capitalise on the changing shopper habits that have emerged out of lockdown, according to boss Ken Towle.


[3] Group Buying Apps For Shopify Growth


That’s where social commerce and group buying comes in. That’s where group buying and social commerce come in to radically reduce your advertising budget in favor of social commerce. What is Group Buying? There’s a lot of advantages to group buying. Group Buy .

Verishop launches group video shopping feature


The new offering can host up to five people and allows friends to browse products together


The Empowered Marketer: Brian Lim of The Emazing Group


That’s what drove Brian Lim, the CEO and Founder of The Emazing Group , to start three massively successful ecommerce brands — Emazing Lights , iHeartRaves and INTO THE AM. I always view Amazon as our frienemies at The Emazing Group. I noticed on your site, you have groups like the Facemelt Crew. ” To learn more about Brian Lim and the Emazing Group, you can visit for links to all three of their core brands.

Ant Group’s Next Move

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Ant Group recently made the news with its plans to go public simultaneously in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Age of the Customer CIO insights digital business financial services technology-driven innovation Ant Group digital transformation Financial Services open platform platform business model

Double honour for Henderson Group companies in annual responsible business awards


Henderson Group has been honoured for two of its initiatives in annual awards celebrating the best businesses in Northern Ireland. Industry News henderson group Henderson Technology Henderson Wholesale

In Push for a Turnaround at Kohl’s, Investor Group Nominates Nine Board Directors

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The investor group, which holds approximately 9.5% The investor group noted that Kohl’s operating income margins declined from 11.5% The investor group also believes the board lacks alignment with shareholders’ interests.