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Lactalis highlights the importance of provenance on packaging for its cheeses.

Cheddars flying the flag for Scotland

Product provenance is a key purchase driver for Scottish shoppers – and Lactalis UK & Ireland reckon that’s why its Orkney, Galloway and Seriously cheese brands remain popular choices.

Baba’s makes a saucy addition to Aldi

Dundee born sauce brand Baba's Sauce has rolled out to Aldi stores across the whole of Scotland, bringing the homemade sauce to a range of new shoppers.
Childhood friends Tony Stone and Bob Arnott founded the Stoats porridge oats brand.

Stoats takes pride in local roots

Heritage and provenance sit at the heart of the Stoats porridge oats brand as the firm has set out why being a proud Scottish business sets it apart from its rivals.
Swizzels is set to capitalise on those sweet-toothed, on-the-go, busy consumers.

Swizzels drives the sweeter commuter route

Sweet-toothed shoppers looking for something to munch on while they are out and about should be covered by the selection from Swizzels, the confectioner reckons.

Walker’s out on parade in NYC

Walker's Shortbread has donned its highland attire and celebrated the strength of the brand in America with a presence at the New York City Tartan Week.
Monster has introduced a number of energy drink innovtions in recent times.

Energy drinks take centre stage in stores

Bosses for Monster have been providing evidence for something many Scottish convenience retailers will have realised – energy drinks have gone from being niche to mainstream.
Retailer Sophie Williams leads the social media campaign at Premier Broadway.

Social media clicks with shoppers

Retailer Sophie Williams provides insights on how she uses social media to great effect to drive footfall and sales at the family's Premier store.

Spar Scotland supports football’s Future Stars

Spar Scotland continues its support for women's and girl's football as its Future Stars tournament celebrates its third year following the final match in March.
The revamped deli at Premier Broadway sees fresh food flying out of the door.

New deli delivers on its potential for store

Premier Broadway retailer Sophie Williams has been explaining to Scottish Grocer how a transformation of the deli counter and till area has boosted sales and footfall.
TMA director Ruper Lewis addressed delegates at the SGF's crime seminar.

Fears voiced over phased generational ban

The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA) has spoken out about independent retailers’ concerns at the prospect of a phased generational ban on buying tobacco products.

Peperami has an Animal return

Peperami's meat-crazed mascot Animal is set to make its return to TV screens across the UK in a new ad following a ten year absence for the anarchic character.
Forum Insurance offers convenience retailers bespoke cover to suit each store.

Insurance advice for convenience retailers

Getting the right insurance policy is a key business decision for c-store operators – and relying on a standard package could be folly, say the experts at Forum Insurance.
KeyStore Express Cults was named Tobacco Retailer of the Year at the Scottish Grocer Awards 2023.

Awards Profile – Tobacco Retailer of the Year

Scottish Grocer has been catching up with Chris Cobb at KeyStore Express Cults, which was named Tobacco Retailer of the Year at our 2023 awards thanks in part to its customer-first mentality and willingness to adapt to change.
Anand cheema, Umar Majid and Dan Brown discuss their concerns with event chairman Gary Robertson.

Retail crime ‘is destroying lives’

Well-known Scottish convenience retailers Dan Brown, Umar Majid and Anand Cheema have spoken out abou the cost and trauma of in-store crime.
The Retail Showcase was a big success for Bestway last year.

Convenience in brief | Bestway, SGF, Spar Scotland

Scottish Grocer highlights three stories that tell convenience retailers about the latest developments and news from Bestway, the Scottish Grocers' Federation and Spar Scotland.
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.