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Moonpig partners with Virgin Wines 20 hours ago

Moonpig has partnered with Virgin Wines to launch its biggest ever wine collection as it looks to expand its gifting proposition. The range consists of an initial 32 products including individual bottles, wine selections, gift boxes and eight exclusives. The Virgin Wines partnership is the first of its kind ‘shop in a...

Studio teams up with Joe Swash for Christmas campaign 20 hours ago

Studio.co.uk has launched a new Christmas advertising campaign voiced by actor and TV personality Joe Swash. The retailer said this year’s ad aims to champion those who want to get ahead in preparing for Christmas “by joining #TeamEarly”.   Kicking off with a series of 30” ads across TV, the campaign will showcase...

Wickes profits exceed expectations 20 hours ago

Wickes has seen its half year profits exceed expectations after it benefited from a surge in people looking to improve their homes during Covid-19 lockdowns. In the six months to 26 June, the retailer saw its adjusted pre-tax profit increase to £46.5 million, which was ahead of guidance of around £45...

Asda appoints Liz Evans as managing director of George 20 hours ago

Asda has appointed Liz Evans as managing director of George. Due to take up her role in January 2022, she will join the Asda leadership team alongside chief financial officer John Fallon, chief merchandising officer Derek Lawlor, general counsel Helen Selby, chief supply officer Mark Simpson and chief people officer Hayley...

Co-op warns supply chain issues will affect full year profits 1 day ago

The Co-op has warned that supply chain issues and ongoing Covid-19 related costs will have an impact on its full year profitability as it announced its half year results today. In the 26 weeks to 3 July, the Co-op’s food business saw sales excluding fuel fall by 2.8% to £3.6 billion...

Independent sector returns to growth 1 day ago

New data has revealed that the independent store market returned to growth in the first half of 2021 for the first time since 2017. Looking at new figures from the Local Data Company, a net addition of 804 stores meant there were more openings than closures after the sector was boosted...

Aldi launches ‘Zerozecco’ ahead of Christmas 1 day ago

Aldi has unveiled a new range of alcohol-free drinks ahead of the festive season, including a zero abv Prosecco imitation. Branded as Zerozecco, the drink will be priced at £2.49 for a 70cl bottle. It joins Aldi’s existing range of no and low-alcohol products, including an alcohol free ‘pilsner’ and Alska...

Deliveroo launches free delivery for Amazon Prime members 1 day ago

Amazon Prime members in the UK and Ireland will be able to get free unlimited delivery through a fresh partnership with delivery platform Deliveroo. All new and existing members of the online retailer’s speedy service will now be able to access a year’s Deliveroo Plus membership for free. Customers can use the...

Nestlé and Starbucks expand At-Home range 2 days ago

Nestlé and Starbucks have expanded the Starbucks At-Home range by launching two new hot chocolate products. The new range includes two items called Starbucks Signature Chocolate 42% and Starbucks Signature Chocolate Salted Caramel. The products launched in Sainsbury’s on 12 September and will be available in Asda stores from 18 September. Kelly Fleetwood,...

Morrisons to pilot zero waste stores 2 days ago

Morrisons has unveiled plans to pilot six zero waste stores. The shops will aim to recycle all packaging and unsold food by 2025 and will feature special recycling points for customers to deposit products such as wrappers, empty crisp packets and face masks. If the pilot in six stores in Edinburgh is...

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