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reverse vending machine
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DRS trial a resounding hit with retailers and shoppers

The results from a three-store trial of Envipco’s Flex reverse vending machine clearly demonstrate that both retailers and...

SGF food-to-go summit
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Summit to chew on

Free samples aside, there was plenty for retailers to get their teeth into at the latest SGF mini-summit...

basket of food
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Food inflation continues to slow

The BRC–Nielsen Shop Price Index for May 2019 has shown that food inflation continued to decelerate in May...

Spar Havannah St
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Our man in Havannah

CJ Lang’s new Spar store in Havannah St in the east end of Glasgow is more than just...

Pouring away own-label beer
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Is own-label losing relevance in convenience?

There has been a long-term decline in convenience baskets containing own-label items, according to research from HIM &...

Envipco Flex machine
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DRS: a retailer’s perspective

In the second of a new three-part series of forthcoming Deposit Return Scheme articles with reverse vending machine...

online grocery shopping
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Number of Brits online grocery shopping falls by 4%

Brits now spend £12.3bn online grocery shopping, up 9%, but surprisingly the number of consumers buying online has...

Brexit: unzipping Britain from EU
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Shopper pessimism around Brexit grows

Research among 1,000 shoppers carried out in the first week of March by HIM has confirmed a growth...

Stacking shelves
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Retail employment falls for 13th consecutive quarter

The latest British Retail Council Employment Quarterly Report reveals that total retail employment has fallen for 13th consecutive...

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Paypoint One: the all-in-one retail platform

As our six-issue series of articles working with PayPoint reaches its conclusion, we recap the key features of...