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How to Win Convenience: Lessons from the UK

The UK convenience channel continues to evolve and innovate as competition intensifies. We are witnessing consolidation, greater franchising and the blurring of traditional channels; with fresh food as the key battleground.
Topics: The Co-operative Tesco

Co-op UK Launches EUR195mn Expansion Plan

UK convenience retailer Co-op Group plans to invest EUR195mn to open 100 new food stores and give a major overhaul to a further 150 outlets in 2018. Separately, the retailer announced an online collaboration with bed and mattress manufacturer Silentnight.
Topics: The Co-operative

Nisa Picks up Supply Deals Following P&H Collapse

UK convenience wholesaler and retailer Nisa has picked up some short-term supply deals with McColls and Costcutter following the news that delivered wholesaler P&H has gone into administration.
Topics: Costcutter Nisa The Co-operative

Co-op Takeover of Nisa Gets Go-Ahead

Members of UK convenience chain Nisa have voted in favour of a takeover by The Co-operative Group. Nisa’s board recommended the deal last month and now 75.79% of shareholder votes are in favour of the deal, which means the takeover will now be passed to competition authorities for approval.
Topics: Nisa The Co-operative

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

UK Coop Falls into the Red on Write-Downs

The Co-operative Group in the UK has released annual results, showing positive like-for-like momentum for its food business but an overall group loss on further write-downs for its banking arm.
Topics: The Co-operative