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Somerfield


Somerfield is to sell seven supermarkets to Tesco for about £100m, and is still seeking a buyer for the remainder of the 900 stores.
31-Mar-2008


Somerfield is planning to expand its chain of 900 supermarkets with 250 new stores over the next three years.
17-Dec-2007


Somerfield is to sell nine convenience stores in Aberdeenshire to the Lothian Borders & Angus Co-operative Society for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 190 staff.
07-Jul-2006


Somerfield is to sell 19 Kwik Save supermarkets to Netto, 20 to Aldi, seven to Lidl and 171 to the Back to the Future consortium, while the remaining 102 will be converted to the Somerfield format.
27-Feb-2006


Somerfield, the chain of 1,300 supermarkets, is to be acquired by a consortium led by Apax Partners for £1.1bn.
17-Oct-2005


Somerfield has sold its Mace wholesale operations in Scotland to Palmer & Harvey McLane, which is expected to lead to the closure of the Aberness Service Centre in Aberdeen with the loss of 75 jobs.
30-May-2005


Somerfield is to acquire 22 forecourt convenience stores from Fuelforce for £1.5m, and will invest £20m in the redevelopment of its total chain of 184 forecourt stores over the next two years.
09-May-2005


Somerfield is planning to expand its chain of 48 Essentials convenience stores with a further 23 sites over the next year.
14-Mar-2005


Somerfield has acquired eleven forecourt convenience stores in Scotland from the receiver of Osprey Forecourts for £2.6m.
13-May-2004


Somerfield has acquired Aberness, the operator of 36 convenience stores in Scotland with net assets of £4.8m.
19-Mar-2004


Somerfield is considering plans to create a network of franchised supermarkets, in order to accelerate expansion and reduce costs.
22-Jan-2004


Somerfield and TM Retail are considering plans to expand their joint Somerfield Martin's convenience store format to 200 TM sites.
17-Nov-2003


Somerfield and TM Retail are forming a joint venture to open six convenience stores under the Somerfield fascia.
10-Feb-2003


Somerfield has won permission from St Helens Council to build a 600,000 sq ft regional distribution centre at Lea Green Industrial Estate, with the creation of 500 jobs.
12-Mar-2002


Somerfield is to invest £6.5m converting six London-based Kwik Save outlets into the Somerfield convenience format.
11-Mar-2002


Somerfield is in talks with the North West Development Agency and the London Development Agency about the possibility of setting up new distribution centres in Crewe and east London.
16-Jul-2001


Somerfield is to double capital expenditure to £140m this year, in order to refurbish 330 stores.
04-Jul-2001


Somerfield is planning to invest up to £800m in the refurbishment of its stores over the next five years, in order to improve layout, shelving and merchandising.
22-Jan-2001


Somerfield is planning to develop a new distribution site in St Helens, and up to 780 employees will relocate from existing sites in nearby Sutton and Ashton.
01-Aug-2000


Somerfield is to open distribution centres in London, Croydon, Manchester, Chelmsford and Basingstoke this year, as part of a nationwide expansion of its 24-7 home delivery service.
03-Apr-2000


Somerfield has acquired Flanagans, the London-based grocery delivery business, for £3.2m, as part of an expansion of Somerfield Direct that will also include two new warehouses and 300 delivery vans.
23-Mar-1999


Somerfield is to build a distribution depot near Selby in North Yorkshire with the creation of 600 jobs, as part of a plan to set up four such facilities throughout the UK.
12-Mar-1999


Somerfield has announced plans to expand its petrol forecourt retailing business in partnership with Elf, as part of a £25m investment programme that will create 1,500 jobs over the next 18 months.
19-Jan-1999


Somerfield has agreed a £25m deal to open up to 50 grocery stores on Elf petrol station forecourts over the next 18 months, creating 1,500 jobs.
19-Nov-1998


Somerfield is to recruit a further 100 staff for its computer department in Bristol.
12-Sep-1998


Somerfield is planning a £1bn investment programme, that will involve the creation of 5,000 jobs and the conversion of more than 800 recently-acquired Kwik Save stores to the Somerfield format.
10-Jul-1998


Somerfield and Kwik Save have agreed a £1.4bn merger that will lead to the creation of a £6bn food retailing business, but job losses could result from the closure of a number of Kwik Save stores and the Prestatyn head office.
20-Feb-1998