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Graham Ruddick Telegraph UK The ‘Big Four’ grocers may be forced to close existing stores as the industry struggles to cope with falling sales and profits Supermarkets in Britain could start to close as the grocery industry struggles to cope...

Brian Berk October 31, 2014 Convenience Store News Rendering created by Paragon Solutions FORT WORTH, Texas — High-tech, efficient and multipurpose is what will define the convenience store forecourt of the future. It will take care of “fueling” requirements both...

November 4, 2014 NACS Online Wall Street Journal op-ed explains why widely heralded payment innovation still too dependent on the credit card companies. ​WASHINGTON – In an opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal, NACS Senior Vice President of Government...

November 4, 2014 NACS Online Increase in grocery-owned c-stores has changed the traditional shopping model. ​LONDON – The biggest problem for supermarkets in the United Kingdom these days seems to be their own convenience stores. The nation’s largest grocers may...

NOVEMBER 05, 2014 news.com.au SHOPAHOLICS rejoice. Or should that be beware? You can now avoid the crowds, parking nightmares and giant prams plaguing you at every shopping centre on a weekend. Saturday delivery for online shopping is now a thing....

Sarah Halzack November 5, 2014 Washigton Post The organic grocery business is expected to explode in the next several years as Americans become increasingly focused on healthy diets and fresh ingredients. Interest in free-range meat, sustainable seafood and locally-grown fruits...

November 5, 2014 Convenience Store News WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Two months after quitting the tobacco business, CVS Health Corp. stands alone in its decision. Walgreen Co. and Rite Aid Corp. are instead sticking with the strategy of helping adult tobacco...

NACS Online November 6, 2014 Convenience chain will allow customers to order and pick up Amazon items in-store. ​TOKYO – Lawson Inc. customers in Japan will be able to order items from Amazon Japan in-store for later pick-up at the...

Julia Kollewe 6 November 2014 The Guardian Bradford-based supermarket chain credits popularity of Match and More loyalty scheme for small improvement in fortunes Morrisons has claimed its three-year turnaround plan is working after sales declines slowed and its new Match...

Martin Smethurst 6 November 2014 The Guardian Business As consumer habits change, the top chains are losing the battle for market share, but technology can help to keep shoppers happy As Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe recently declared, retailers are...

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