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Co-op partners with Deliveroo

Co-op partners with Deliveroo

The Grocer reports that the Co-op has rolled out rapid delivery in London with Deliveroo. The retailer said this week that 11 London stores had joined the five already tested in Manchester in using the delivery business to dispatch orders in as little as 20 minutes.

MPs to probe business rates

Convenience Store reports that MPs have launched a wide-ranging review into business rates, examining a number of areas including firm’s ability to pay rates and alternatives to property based business taxes.

New duty levels kick in for fruit ciders

The Grocer reports that Asda has increased prices of some of the UK’s biggest fruit cider brands as new duty rises take hold. Many fruit ciders are made with artificial colours and ingredients, so HMRC classes them as “made-wines” rather than ciders. This makes them subject to the duty rise on wine announced in the 2018 Budget.

Co-op uni to open its first franchise in Leeds

Convenience Store reports that the first Coo-op franchise store on a university campus is to open in Leeds this month as the group looks to actively recruit Nisa and Costcutter stores as franchisees. 

Scottish retailers to trial reverse vending

Convenience Store reports that three independent retailers  in Scotland have teamed up with the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF), recycling firm Viridor and reverse vending machine (RVM) manufacturer Envipco to trial RVMs. The trail aims to increase recycling rates and reduce litter.

Convenience Stores set to grow presence in food to go.

The Grocer reports that food-to-go sales in convenience stores are set to grow by £500 million over the next five years. According to MCA and HIM’s Food-To-Go Market Report 2019 improvements to availability, quality and speed of service from food service FTG specialists has made them more of a threat to c-stores.

David Gilroy

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