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Lidl and Kaufland’s parent company, Schwarz group has announced its FY21 results.

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National convenience retailer Co-op has set out its ambition to grow online sales by 50%, reaching £300m by the end of the year. Using a range of solutions for fulfilment, both in-house and third party, the retailer will continue to roll-out its online service nationally making it accessible from 2,000 stores in total. Since launching its on demand online services in 2019 Co-op has seen 36 months...
In separate developments, Morrisons updated on its acquisition of McColl’s and, as reported by trade publication The Grocer, it is preparing to launch a new joint-branded retail concept; ‘Together with Morrisons’. Update on McColl’s acquisition In a statement relating to a bond offering, it was revealed that Morrisons had paid the equivalent of £182.1m to creditors to acquire McColl’s 1,160...
Co-op wholesale subsidiary, Nisa has announced that Steve Leach, a key figure in its sales team since 2014, and latterly sales director, is to leave the business. As yet, no like-for-like replacement has been announced. A major pillar of continuity in the transition to Co-op ownership As an established member of the Nisa team in 2018, Steve’s tenure has included the integration of the busin...


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