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Two way radio: Keep your security staff talking

Scotland’s supermarkets are a magnet for criminals, making security a top priority across the sector

Retail and obesity

As the Scottish Government considers a ban on promotions for unhealthy foods, Leigh Sparks makes the intervention case

Staying on top of AE pensions

Compliance essential as contributions increase

A worrying ‘wish list’

By Audrey Ferrie LAST month, Alcohol Focus Scotland, in collaboration with the BMA Scotland and two alcohol related charities  published their report ‘Changing Scotland’s relationship...

New directions

We ask some of Scotland’s young c-store retailers about their businesses and the key issues of the day. We’re looking for new generation retailers and...

Always look for positives

SG INTERVIEW GLASGOW- based wholesaler JW Filshill triumphed in the Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards programme in February, winning every category that it entered and taking...

SGF: “Prepare for the worst”

C-STORE owners who have faced the challenge of a supermarket or discounter moving into their area told other retailers what to look out for...

Food and drink in dynamic role

Manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers make the premier league as Scotland’s limited companies respond well to tough times RETAIL and wholesale proved one of the most...

Collaborate and we’ll innovate

Food manufacturers and others need to work together to find solutions for a new era’s challenges says Colette Backwell, director of the Scottish Food...
Colette Backwell

Industry vital to food safety

Whatever happens in September’s independence referendum Scotland will have a new body tasked with ensuring the safety of the country’s food. THE Food (Scotland)...
Jo Eccles

Play staff discipline issues by the book

NO-ONE likes having to discipline a member of staff, but disciplinary and dismissal issues are some of the most frequent enquiries we receive at...
Is sugar next in line to be given public-enemy stauts by health activists and lobbyists? The white stuff has featured in a number of statements from a variety of organisations in recent weeks. But director of the Scottish Food and Drink Federation Colette Backwell reckons the media heat and light is unhelpful while food producers and others await the release in the summer of in-depth scientific analysis of the effects on diet of sugar and other carbohydrates.

Wait for the facts on sugar

THE launch of the new health non-governmental organisation Action on Sugar in January sparked a media furore around sugars which continues to dominate headlines...
SGF public affairs adviser John Lee.

Pain but no gain from plain packs

Westminster surprised many when it said it would look again at plain packaging on tobacco. In Scotland the powers that be are ready to...
Dominic Watkins, head of the food group at business law firm DWF.

Marketing ban not a cure-all for obesity crisis

SCOTLAND has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. As poor diet is a major contributing factor to the issue, it...
Stirling University

Saving town centres – it’s not all about retail

Out-of-town shopping centres have played a part in the sorry state of many Scottish town centres. But so has out-of-town everything else. Town centres...

Now is the time to work together

There has been no shortage of official analysis of the horsemeat incidents that took place in Europe earlier this year. A variety of reports...