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Prime Minister Keir Starmer has set out ambitious plans for the economy. Picture: flickr.com/Simon Dawson/No10DowningStreet.

Convenience chiefs ready to work with Labour

Convenience retail and supply chain leaders say they are looking forward to working with new Prime Minister Keir Starmer and the Labour Government to grow the UK economy.
Promotional image of The National Lottery's Lotto campaign for the Olympic Games 2024.

Allwyn launches summer-long Olympics promotion

National Lottery operator Allwyn Entertainment has revealed its new plans to drive up sales with the Olympic Games as well as the Paralympics this summer.
Cocktails serves stand next to bottles of Disaronno Originale and Disaronno Velvet with the Originale variant in a bar and Velvet cocktail against a summer holiday backdrop.

Disaronno builds the cocktail opportunity in summer

Cocktails have been in high demand ever since lockdown and Disaronno reckons this can offer retailers a chance for link-up sales and increase basket spend.
Sir Boyd Tunnock stands next to a vintage double decker bus with a Tunnock's Caramel Wafer advert on its side.

Tunnock’s drives support for local charity

Tunnock's is set to drive up support for the upcoming Family and Community Day for the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust on Sunday 28 July.
Bestway Wholesale webpage highlighting its summer campaign for 2024 offering retailers deals.

Bestway brings smoking hot deals in summer campaign

UK wholesaler Bestway Wholesale is set to offer its customers a summer of deals as the firm kicks off its new promotion across the summer months.
Gordon Allan holds a tray of steak pies with trays stacked up behind him.

Macallan acquires Malcolm Allan and Macsween

Gordon Allan, director of Malcolm Allan, has announced his plans to retire as management of the business is acquired by Macallan Food Group.
Promotional image for Swan matches competition offering retailers the chance to win £1,000.

Republic Tech rolls up big prizes for retailers with Swan

Retailers are in with the chance to win a prize cash boost this summer with Republic Tech as the firm has rolled out a new prize promotion across Swan.

Generation tobacco ban to go ahead

The new Labour Government has confirmed it will continue to pursue legislation to introduce the generational tobacco ban bill as part of the King's Speech.
A Day-Today store floor with the counter area, product bins close to the checkout and a staff member behind the till.

Inflation trickles down on consumer goods

Overall inflation remains consistent while some consumer goods continue to trickle down as the ONS reveals its latest data on inflation rates.
Promotional image for the Guinness Lovely Drops marketing campaign.

Win a Lovely Drop with Guinness

Irish stout brand Guinness is set to give back to retailers and consumers alike with its new Lovely Drops digital platform offering a host of prizes to be won.
Product shots representing brands who have ranked in the top 20 FMCG brands in Scotland.

Top 20 FMCG brands in Scotland 2024

Market research firm Kantar has found the top 20 FMCG brands in Scotland that have been most chosen by Scottish consumers for the 2023 calendar year.
Product shots sit on top of a blue tartan background including Tunnock's biscuit range, Hovis Bakers Since 1886 Rustic White Bloomer loaf, Coca-Cola Original Taste Lemon and Zero Sugar Lemon, McCain Air Fryer French Fries and Lurpak Spreadable.

Top 20 FMCG Brands in Scotland overview

Kantar has found the top 20 FMCG brands here in Scotland for the calendar year 2023, offering some key insights c-store owners may wish to pick up on.
People pick from an open pack of Mr Porky pork scratchings with darts on the table and drinks around their hands, text reads "Mr. Porky sponsors Darts on Sky Sports".

Tayto Group hits a bullseye in darts sponsorship on Sky Sports

Tayto Group has hit a bullseye in its latest marketing campaign as its pork snacks brands are set to sponsor darts coverage on Sky Sports until January.
The front cover of the GroceryAid Impact Report 2023/24 with a woman placing a tray of baked goods onto a rack.

Demand for GroceryAid support rises

GroceryAid has highlighted the importance of its work in its latest Impact Report as the charity said it has seen a 93% rise in demand of its services.
A collage of Scottish convenience stores including Day-Today Bankton, KeyStore Cults, Spar Renfrew and Premier Cupar.

Convenience stores rank top for growth in ACS report

Convenience stores have been ranked as the most important service in supporting a local community in the Community Barometer report from the ACS.
Hamlyns products now come in eco-friendly paper bags – meeting consumer sustainability desires.

Hamlyns lays out its green credentials

Responding to the rising demand for more sustainability support with consumers, Hamlyns of Scotland has introduced new paper packaging.