The 5 that matter – M&S Food

With the rather surprising news that former UK retail veteran Stuart Machin has returned to UK Food retailing after a period in Australia with Coles and Target and also with Steinhoff (UK). Here are the 5 that matter for M&S Food as he looks to get started in April. 

Express Checkout – Toys R Us

Express Checkout: Toys R Us (UK) have entered administration today after struggling to pay a VAT demand. The chain has made a loss for the last 7 years (from 8) and has struggled with a mountain of debt and an aged store estate with locations that are broadly out of town.

Express Checkout – Tesco/Booker

Express Checkout: Tesco and Booker have ratified their merger / takeover today, with 85% voting in favour of the deal.  Tesco have already started to integrate Booker, with a Chef Central implant store in Cambridge (former Dobbies) and two Extra stores benefitting from an expanded range within the store in seasonal space.

Express Checkout – Christmas 2017

    Christmas 2017  The Grocery Insight view Introduction The week that was, a huge week of Christmas results and Grocery Insight will take this opportunity to cover off some of the results, the statements within and try pick out any key themes. The discounters and Asda are not included, but will be in coming […]