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The Co-op Outperforming Discount Rivals In 'Space Race': Reports

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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UK retailer The Co-operative submitted more planning applications than any other retailer in the first half of 2018, according to figures from construction industry firm Barbour ABI, reported in trade publication The Grocer.

According to the figures, The Co-op put in 34 planning applications between January and June, which is more than Lidl, with 32 applications, and Aldi, with 25 applications.

Further down the list, Iceland put in 21 applications, followed by another discounter, B&M (11 applications), Marks & Spencer (10 applications) and Iceland-owned Home Bargains (9 applications).


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