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Talking to trade magazine Independent Retail News, Darcy Willson-Rymer, Chief Executive of national symbol group Costcutter, has shared that the group’s retailers have seen non-tobacco sales up by almost 22% in the four-month period to the end of April.  This comes off the back of a strong full-year performance for 2019 when retailer sales boosted group income by 10% to reach £426m, returning the company to profit for the first time in several years.

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Innovative symbol group Simply Fresh has revealed that it is to extend its current one-store trial supply relationship with Sainsbury's to a second site.  This second trial will launch on 26 February in the revamped Kenilworth store that was the first ever Simply Fresh location opened by founders Sukhjit and Kash Khera back in 2009.  The group now comprises almost 90 independently owned, affiliat...
Consolidation and evolving shopper trends are impacting convenience retailers and the channel more widely. In the convenience retailing stream of IGD Live , Costcutter shared the benefits it is realising from ranging for local catchments, while the founder of Thorntons Budgens, Andrew Thornton, discussed his initiatives to remove plastic from its operations. Tailoring range to the needs o...

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01/07/2020

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Costcutter.

14/05/2019
Simply Fresh is a symbol group that gives entrepreneurial independent retailers the means to bring a class-leading, on-trend convenience experience to shoppers.
25/03/2019
Following a year of unprecedented changes in ownership and supply, we show how the UK symbol sector has been altered, with new influences now taking a major role in shaping its future.
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