Seal of approval warrants concern

Alison Bryce, intellectual property and technology expert at Dentons UK discusses what implications the Queen’s death can have business.
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Meet the Maker: AG Barr

Vicky Lawless-Mitchell customer marketing lead at AG Barr, tells of life working at the Scottish soft drinks manufacturer.
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Staff need support through bills crisis

Harriet Gray, Employment Associate in the People, Reward and Mobility team at Dentons UK and Middle East LLP, discusses employee wellbeing and productivity.
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Ask the expert – RVM Systems

RVM Systems Managing Director Claudia Marshall on DRS preparations and the benefits of reverse vending machines for retailers.
Tanya Wilson winning employee of the year receiving her award

Awards Profile – Employee of the Year 2021

Scottish Grocer caught up with Tanya Wilson, store manager at Spar Eastriggs and winner of Employee of the Year at the 2021 Scottish Grocer Awards.
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Innovation for Rollover in convenience food to go

Tony Owen, sales and marketing director at Rollover, explained how the firm has shaken up its food to go offering to meet the demands of today’s forecourt consumers.

Meet the Maker: Hovis

Tom Pook, national account manager for wholesale & impulse accounts at Hovis, talks driving bakery sales in convenience retail.
Shopkeeper Asif Mohammad stands outside his convenience shop next to a hand written sign about energy prices.

Act on energy or shops will shut

As soaring energy costs threaten viable businesses, Scottish business owners have been sounding the alarm over electricity price hikes.
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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.
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Fire and rehire is risky business

Controversial practice should be a tactic of last resort
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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.
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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?