Kathryn Neil and the SGF Healthy Living Programme team have been visiting Spar stores for tours with youngsters.

Convenience in brief | Spar Scotland, SGF and Asda news

Scottish Grocer highlights three news stories that tell convenience retailers about the latest developments and news from Spar Scotland, the SGF and Asda.
Graham Watson, of Premier Watsons Grocers, won the Industry Achievement Award.

The main stars of the Scottish Grocer Awards 2023

Two leading lights of convenience retail were chosen by judges to take away the top Entrepreneur and Industry Achievement honours at the Scottish Grocer Awards 2023.

Walker’s NonSuch offers safe toffee gifting

Stoke-on-trent toffee brand Walker's NonSuch has encouraged retailers to stock up on gifting options without seasonal packs to support sales the whole year.
Guests gather in the ballroom at the Hilton Glasgow for the Scottish Grocer Awards 2023.

Scottish Grocer Awards 2023 review

The Scottish Grocer Awards 2023 saw members of the retail sector gather to celebrate the best in the world of convenience.

Swizzels matches Veganuary sweet demand

Swizzels has encouraged retailers to appeal to every consumer demand when it comes to Veganuary for this year, right across the entire store.
Fiona Shearer and Phil Knox have joined Nisa's Scottish team.

Nisa strengthens Scottish retail team

Convenience chain Nisa has enhanced its support for Scottish retailers with two new recruits to its retail development team in Scotland.
Consumers can win a £1,000 Scotland Loves Local Gift Card, thanks to Miconex.

Convenience in brief | Greens, Snappy, CJ Lang and Miconex news

Scottish Grocer highlights three news stories that tell convenience retailers about the latest developments and news from Greens and Snappy Shopper, CJ Lang and Miconex.
Nielsen reckons there will be a strong performance over Christmas despite the rising costs.

Hope for the Golden Quarter at Christmas, say analysts

The worst of inflation appears to be easing, according to official figures. And despite high prices, analysts are predicting a strong Christmas performance.
Scottish Grocers' Federation chief executive Pete Cheema.

Concern over illicit vape sales inaction

A new study has highlighted a shocking lack of targeted enforcement action against rogue vape traders across 11 major UK cities, including Glasgow.
Daniel Johnson MSP worked to bring the bill into power in Scotland in 2021.

MSP highlights retail crime crisis

Labour MSP Daniel Johnson has highlighted the recent rise in retail crime in a letter to the chief constable of Police Scotland that was signed by a number of convenience channel leaders.
Scottish Government Deputy First Minister and Finance Secretary Shona Robison.

Call for Scottish business rates freeze

Some 35 leading industry bodies have jointly written to Scottish Government Deputy First Minister and Finance Secretary Shona Robison asking her to freeze business rates in 2024-25.

Autumn statement ‘a mixed bag’ for convenience channel

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's autumn statement brought mixed blessings for the convenience channel, according to industry leaders.

RYO tobacco duty rise

Jeremy Hunt has revealed a 12% increase on hand-rolling tobacco options in the UK Government's most recent Autumn Statement.

Hovis unveils Christmas packs

Bakery brand Hovis is set to inject some festive cheer this year with its new limited-edition seasonal packs as well as charity donations to FareShare.

A Virtuous Vodka launch from Sweden

Swedish vodka brand Virtuous Vodka makes its way to UK markets as Love Drinks builds on its distribution range with its first ever vodka brand.

RVM Systems talks DRS expertise

RVMSystems UK sales manager Gerry Mellor provides key insights across reverse vending machines and shows why the firm is a top operator when to comes to DRS.