Convenience in brief | PayPoint, the Fed, SRC

A look at what’s going on across the convenience channel and associated businesses and organisations

PayPoint annual retailer survey opened

PAYMENTS solution firm PayPoint has opened up its annual retailer survey to invite its partners to report back on the service.

PayPoint said it will use the feedback constructively to improve on its range of services.

Respondents will have the chance to win one of 30 £100 Love2Shop vouchers before it closes on 28 June.

Ben Ford, customer experience director at PayPoint, said: “Just as it does every year, the launch of our 2024 retailer survey marks PayPoint’s ongoing commitment to acting on the direct feedback and insights garnered from retailer partners throughout the UK.”

Retailers to be honoured at the Fed Awards 2024

SCOTTISH c-store retailers will be hoping to be among those picking up gongs at the Fed Awards 2024.

Taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on the evening of 18 June, there are 18 awards up for grabs, five of which are new for this year.

The glittering event, which includes a drinks reception and three-course dinner, is being hosted by Scottish impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner.

More than 400 people, including captains of the industry, suppliers and sponsors, will attend the ceremony, which aims to recognise achievement, excellence and innovation across the UK and Ireland.

HFSS rethink needed, says SRC

THE Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has urged ScotGov to reconsider its HFSS proposals.

The SRC believes that the Scottish Government has gone too far in its restrictions, calling for the proposed ban on temporary price promotions to be scrapped. The official consultation period for HFSS finished on 21 May.

Ewan MacDonald-Russell, deputy head of the SRC, said: “The Scottish retail industry has been clear where there are evidence-based pragmatic proposals to tackle public health issues presented by Government then we’ll work with them to deliver them.

“Sadly, while some of the measures proposed in this consultation are sensible, the reality is there are far too many policies which are ill-defined and injurious to consumer choice and cost.

“Despite significant engagement, it’s still unclear which businesses would be impacted by these proposals.

“It’s uncertain exactly which promotions the Government wants to ban, and whether that includes everything from end-of-range Easter Eggs to end-of-life salads or seasonal promotions.

“Sadly, these proposals are nowhere near ready to go into regulation and, frankly, many of them need to be taken back to the drawing board.”