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Government to tackle food waste in retail and manufacturing

The government today (October 2) said it will set up a pilot scheme to reduce food waste, specifically addressing surplus food from retail and manufacturing. The scheme, which will be supported by &p...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

Royal Mail shares plunge after profits warning

Royal Mail shares ended 18% lower today (Monday October 1) after it warned on profits in an unscheduled trading update. The mails provider said cost savings would be just £100m this year rather...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

Royal Mail announces Xmas posting dates

Royal Mail has announced its last posting dates for Christmas 2018. In the UK, the latest recommended posting dates for Christmas 2018 are Tuesday December 18 for second class mail, Thursday December...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

BRC Calls for intervention over ‘alarming’ card fee hikes

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is calling on the government and the Payment Systems Regulator to intervene over the "alarming increases" to card scheme fees. The call comes after the B...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

PO trading results: Profits up again

The Post Office today (September 13) announced its financial results for 2017/18, ‘which show continued progress in its turnaround’. In 2016/2017 the Post Office recorded a profit £1...

Nov 5, 2018 | NFSP

'Government must focus on rural business infrastructure'

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on the government to focus on infrastructure in its response to a House of Lords consultation about how policy could strengthen rural businesses...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

Buy Rand! South Africa remains best-value travel destination

South Africa has regained its position as the cheapest destination in Post Office Travel Money’s annual long haul holiday cost of living barometer. Local price falls and a weaker South African r...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

C-Store Formats benefit from blistering summer

Convenience format store sales were boosted by the hot summer and World Cup, collectively growing sales by 7.6% compared to last year, as consumers shopped locally for drinks and barbecue supplies. N...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

Royal Mail Chairman Steps Down

Royal Mail's Peter Long will step down as Chairman of the UK post and parcel services company with immediate effect and will be replaced by Les Owen. Long, who had been in his position since 201...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

2018's 'Super Summer': Is it set to hit food prices?

This year’s long, hot summer - which broke several records - will impact food prices later in the year, according to calculations published this week by pricing specialist Simon-Kucher & Par...

Nov 5, 2018 | NFSP