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Bestway’s secret plans for own-label range revealed

Bestway is to help its retailers boost their own-label range with a roll-out of new products available from the summer.

The range was unveiled in secret in Glasgow earlier this month at the first of three nationwide retail development seminars for Best-one retailers who agreed to sign non-disclosure agreements.

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Negative gross margins on Co-op own label

Nisa and Costcutter retailers that price match nearby Co-op stores experience negative gross margins on 4.9% of Co-op own-label lines measured by RN.

The wholesale prices (WSP) and RRPs for Costcutter and Nisa stores were compared with the prices of 184 lines in a London Co-op store. Overall, Nisa and Costcutter RRPs were respectively 6.83% and 4.73% higher than Co-op’s pricing.

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Brexit puts the brakes on newspaper sales decline

The ongoing Brexit debate has slowed the month-on-month (MoM) rate of decline for national newspapers, according to the March ABC figures.

Monday to Friday sales decreases between February and March were all under 1%, with five newspapers experiencing growth and one remaining static.

Overall, MoM weekday sales were up by 0.2%, the figures buoyed by increases of more than 1% at the Financial Times, The Guardian and The Times.

Those papers also reported weekday and Sunday growth.

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