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Banking on category data

SCOTTISH food and drink brands are performing well, but they could be doing even better according to Amanda Brown, project director at The Knowledge Bank.
Asiyah and Jawad Javed Day-Today Stenhousemuir

Awards Profile – Community Retailer of the Year

Putting customers first is second nature to the team at Day-Today Stenhousemuir – and it’s an attitude that’s won them international plaudits.
Elizabeth Bremner

Keeping abreast of redundancy rules

At the end of March, P&O Ferries hit the headlines attracting substantial outrage from politicians, trade unions and the public alike when it dismissed around 800 employees without notice, subsequently replacing them with agency workers.

Awards Profile – Tobacco Retailer of the Year

At Mace, Edinburgh, retailer Mumtaz Ali was faced with turbulent trading conditions, but he’s more than managed to weather the storm and things have picked up again.
woman receiving notice at work

Fire and rehire is risky business

Controversial practice should be a tactic of last resort
Raza Rehmen

Drawing on real retail experience

Skwishee managing director Raza Rehman on building a slush brand from the ground up

Awards Profile – Innovation in Impulse

OPENING a new store at any time can be a challenge but this must go doubly so during a pandemic. It was no small feat then, when Barry Oujla, owner of Barry’s Convenience Stores, and his son Steven, opened a new store in 2020.
Alison Weatherhead & Sarah Ingles Carlyle

Keeping abreast of immigration rules

From 6 April, new changes to UK right to work checks announced by the Home Office will come into force, but what does it mean for employers?
Computer screens

Staying vigilant in the digital age

Few business threats are as complex or difficult to guard against as cyber attacks.

Speaking up for forecourt retailers

GORDON Balmer, the new chief executive of the Petrol Retailers Association, has taken charge of the organisation at a turbulent time.
Mackies at Taypack crisps are made at a fourth-generation farm in Perthshire.

Meet the Maker: Mackies at Taypack

Melissa Hack, national account manager, talks crisps, provenance and the joys of pickled onion

Getting the right deal for your store

Dentons partner Stuart Fitzsimmons on how detail can make the difference in financial negotiations

Tailoring a service for convenience

There is no shortage of delivery options for retailers at the moment, with  tech firms and entrepreneurs responding to the surge in demand for home delivery last year

Delivering success for convenience

Snappy Shopper was founded in 2016 by former retailer Scott Campbell, local businessman Valy Ossman and Mike Calalchan, a developer from Scottish web design firm MTC Media

Spirits move bears fruit for Kopparberg

Neil Robinson offers his views on how the Swedish cider brand has fared since expanding into spirits
Joanna Waddell

Plastic strategy will affect retail

LATE last year CMS teamed up with the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) to host an event in Edinburgh, looking at the affect of plastic waste regulations on the nation’s food and drink sector.