Puerto de Indias raises a glass for equality

Spanish gin distiller Puerto de Indias looks to highlight the gender pay gap in the UK for International Women's Day this year with a unique campaign.

SBF GB&I resolves strike action

Suntory confirms procedures in place to minimise any potential trade disruption after union workers announce strike action on 5 February.

Scotland sets out HFSS restrictions

The Scottish Government has set out its proposals on HFSS products across the country, eyeing tougher restrictions than those in place for the rest of the UK.
Jeremy Hunt in parliament delivering the Autumn Budget 2023.

New tax on vaping

The UK Government is reportedly planning to introduce a new tax on vape liquids in its Spring Budget 2024 as the UKVIA sets out legislation proposals.
Data analysts indicate a slow start to the year, with shoppers still cautious on spend. Picture: Shutterstock.com/1000 Words

Grocery inflation drops to lowest rate in two years

Kantar reports the lowest rate for grocery price inflation in almost two years as consumers flock back to the shops seeking promotions to help celebrate.

Disposables deadline set

Retailers have until 1 April 2025 to remove disposable vapes from their stores and make major adjustments to the overall layout for the refillable sections.

A night of wholesale success

The Scottish Wholesale Association has once again recognised the very best in the sector at its 21st Achievers Awards ceremony.
Gin Bothy owner Kim Cameron is delighted to make it to Hollywood.

Convenience in brief | Gin Bothy, Nisa and Ardbeg news

Scottish Grocer highlights three news stories that tell convenience retailers about the latest developments and news from Gin Bothy, Nisa and Ardbeg.
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Subpostmasters to be cleared of convictions

Subpostmasters south of the border are set to be cleared of convictions against them in a groundbreaking new law set to be introduced in July of this year.

The King comes to stores in June

New banknotes featuring the portrait of King Charles III will roll out in June this year, the Bank of England has confirmed.
Appeal to students this St Patrick's Day through a new offering in the off-trade, such as be. cocktails from Global Brands.

Focus on student shoppers for St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day is celebrated by university and college students everywhere – and that's something convenience retailers can capitalise on.

Whitebox ramps up global expansion

Edinburgh-based RTD brand Whitebox Cocktails has set its sights on the global market with its new partnership with worldwide marketing firm Aritsan Spirits.
Variety is key to driving up sales in tobacco accessories, claims Republic Technologies UK.

Ways to cater to roll-you-own shoppers

As consumer demand for factory-made cigarette options continues to dwindle across Scotland, Republic Technologies explains how retailers can take advantage of the roll-your-own sector’s growth.
Bringing more options to the forecourt, such as Rollover's food to go offerings, could add on spend by motorists, says Certas Energy UK.

Options to fill up cars and consumers

Certas Energy UK is advising Gulf forecourt operators to build up their in-store range, while Phillips 66 has been on an expansion drive with its Jet forecourt estate in Scotland.

Britain’s top sweets revealed

Prospectus Global has found Britain's top sweet choices in new market research which finds many consumers are looking to more retro options.
The bottles made using hydrogen gas as the main energy source for the glass furnace.

Hydrogen bottles a glass act from Bacardi

Spirits maker Bacardi has been trialling new technology that allows it to produce glass bottles in a more eco-friendly way, while other food and drinks giants are involved in a project to support regenerative agriculture.
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