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Sarah Coleman (Senior Retail Analyst)

Sarah Coleman (Senior Retail Analyst)

Recent Posts by Sarah Coleman (Senior Retail Analyst):

Iceland Hopes for 400 Larger Format Stores

Frozen Food retailer Iceland has set a target of 400 stores for its larger format banner, The Food Warehouse. The retailer currently has 52 stores trading under the banner and is looking to add 30 stores per year going forward.
Topics: Iceland

M&S to Slow Simply Food Openings

Marks and Spencer has announced that it will slow the roll out of its successful ‘Simply Food’ convenience grocery minimarket banner from 90 to 80 stores this financial year.
Topics: Marks & Spencer

Asda Appoints New CEO

Walmart has announced that Roger Burnley, currently Chief Operations Officer, will take over as President and CEO of Asda UK, from 1 January 2018. Asda has also appointed Jesús Lorente as its Chief Merchandising Officer.
Topics: Walmart

Nisa Board Recommends Members Accept Co-op Offer

The board of UK Wholesaler and convenience retailer Nisa has unanimously recommended that its members accept The Co-op’s takeover offer, worth an estimated GBP 137.5mn (EUR 168mn).
Topics: Nisa The Co-operative

Co-operative Group Eyes Acquisition Opportunities as it Grows

The UK Co-op has recorded fourteen consecutive quarters of like-for-like growth in its food division. As it looks to build scale to strengthen its business, the retailer is currently in exclusive talks with symbol group Nisa.
Topics: The Co-operative

Sainsbury’s Launches Argos at Convenience Stores

UK grocer Sainsbury’s has announced plans to add Argos click and collect points to 100 convenience stores following a successful trial. Shoppers will be able to pick up online orders from a selection of 40,000 items from Argos, as well as Sainsbury’s TU clothing range.
Topics: Sainsbury's

Spar UK Wholesaler Denies Sale Rumours

Spar UK regional distribution company, A F Blakemore, has been the subject of rumours regarding a potential sale of its wholesale division. According to The Telegraph, family owned A F Blakemore hired advisors to explore a possible sale; however, the company hit back saying it is not for sale.
Topics: Spar UK

Morrisons Signs Supply Agreement with McColls

UK grocer Morrisons has signed an agreement to supply convenience player McColls, following a competitive process. In time, the deal will replace McColls’ existing supply arrangements with Palmer & Harvey and Nisa.
Topics: Nisa Morrisons

Waitrose Hires its First Director of Food Service

Waitrose has announced the appointment of its first ever Director of Food Service, marking its commitment to instore dining and the growing food to go channel. The retailer also revealed plans to divert funds out of new stores into refreshing its entire store estate.
Topics: John Lewis Partnership

Lidl Upweights UK Expansion

Lidl has announced that it will double its rate of expansion in the UK, to open 50-60 new stores annually for the next 5-10 years. The plans include investment in logistics to support the accelerated expansion, as well as a new head office.
Topics: Schwarz Group