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SG interview: Elaine Bone, Border Biscuits

With 31 years and counting, there are few who know Border Biscuits like Elaine Bone. From school leaver to production manager, Elaine tracks the journey of a brand success story

Awards profile – Technology & Digital Engagement Award

Winner: Family Shopper, Blantyre Sponsored by: The Retail Data Partnership and Zapper

Retail and obesity

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

Joining the Club

Retailer Iqbal Sadiq discusses the impact of the revamped Kensitas Club at St George’s Post Office and Spar Maryhill

Ten years in the making

Setting up shop in a former pub in Bellshill, Daniall Nadeem reckons his new store is well equipped to be a hit with the community

Driving growth through value

Kensitas Club success breeds confidence says McCaffery

SG interview: Barbara Henderson, Lomond

Barbara Henderson is committed to quality and she has her sights set on expanding food to go in Scottish independents

SG Convenience Conversations: Taking stock in c-stores

Scottish Grocer invited a select group to Glasgow for a discussion on the latest developments in convenience and how to stay on top in a changing environment

Awards profile – Soft Drinks Outlet of the Year

Ross MacPherson and Mandi Duncan opened their first store in Barassie, Troon in 2016. The store was named Confectionery Retailer of the Year in 2017.
Rekz Afzal operates a community fridge and cabinet initiative at his store, RSA Your Local Shop in Paisley town centre. The initiative offers support for Paisley residents struggling with food poverty by providing access to produce, prepared meals and household essentials.

SG Profile: C-store support

Paisley retailer Rekz Afzal made waves on social media with his community fridge. Six months later the initiative is going strong

Staying on top of AE pensions

Compliance essential as contributions increase

SG opinion: Minimising MUP’s impact on stores

Tennent’s brand owner Norman Loughery offers insight on policy
pmi presentation

SG Convenience Conversations: Innovate and thrive

In its first Convenience Conversation of 2018, Scottish Grocer invited a select group of leading retailers and representatives to a discussion on innovation.
1st Stop 2 Shop

New generation profile: Umar Sher, 1st Stop 2 Shop

We ask some of Scotland’s young c-store retailers about their businesses and the key issues of the day.
Edinburgh South MSP Daniel Johnson

SG interview: Daniel Johnson MSP ‘Time to act on retail crime’

Assaults “unacceptable” says MSP.
Shop shelf

SG opinion: Will obesity plans affect business?

FDF’s David Thomson offers his assessment.