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Maclean joins c-store health campaign

CELEBRITY chef Gary Maclean is going to show Scottish convenience store customers how to cook from scratch. Maclean – who currently serves as Scotland's national...

Proxy purchasing campaign goes national

A CAMPAIGN aimed at preventing adults from purchasing alcohol for under 18s has been rolled out across Scotland. The ‘It’ll Cost You!’ campaign seeks to...
Confectionery on shelves

HFSS proposals revealed

THE Scottish Government has unveiled plans to restrict promotions and limit the display of food and drink that is deemed high in fat, salt...
Retail venue: BAad at the Barras.

Retailers bring the noise

MOVE over TRNSMT, GroceryAid is bringing headline acts and food and drink brands to Glasgow’s East End for the charity’s inaugural Checkout Scotland festival on 1 September.
Natalie Lightfoot Londis Solo Convenience

Cost pressures hit retailers hard

INFLATION is at its highest level for a generation, costs are rising across the board and many retailers and customers alike are suffering the consequences of escalating financial pressure.
Deposit Return Scheme

DRS handling fees revealed

THE handling fee that retailers will receive for returned containers when Scotland’s deposit return scheme goes live have been revealed.
Two children play infront of a McColls store front

Morrisons snaps up McColl’s

Supermarket committed to retaining all existing staff MORRISONS has acquired McColl’s Retail Group, saving around 16,000 jobs in the process. Following a bidding war between Morrisons...

Thompson returns with Eddy’s brand

MORNING Noon and Night co-founder Stephen Thompson has launched a new convenience retail brand, with plans to open at least 30 stores. Eddy’s Food Station...
National Lottery sign

Camelot launches lottery legal challenge

NATIONAL Lottery operator Camelot has issued High Court proceedings against the Gambling Commission, over its decision to hand the next lottery licence to Allwyn...
Man wearing mask in supermarket aisle

Masks off on 18 April

  THE legal requirement to wear face coverings in Scottish shops will end on 18 April – subject to clinical advice – the First Minister...

Fuel duty slashed and NI threshold to rise

FUEL duty will be cut by 5p from six o'clock tonight (23 March), with a £3,000 increase in the National Insurance threshold to follow,...

SGF pushes back on judicial review claims

Trade association says speculation is factually incorrect THE Scottish Grocers’ Federation has said it is not currently pursuing a judicial review into the Scottish Government's...

Camelot loses lottery licence

CAMELOT is set to lose the National Lottery licence in 2024. The Gambling Commission has named Allwyn Entertainment as its preferred bidder to take over...

A DRS first: Digital trial goes live

A DRS trial has launched in Glasgow and West Central Scotland, integrating digital wallets and micropayments with returns for the first time. The pilot scheme...
Sunak unveiled plans to overhaul alcohol duty with new rates for next year.

NFRN calls for Sunak to do more

THE NFRN has called for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend his new energy bill support package to include independent retailers. Following industry regulator Ofgem’s announcement...

Calls for support following poor festive footfall

THE Scottish Retail Consortium has called for the Scottish Government to do more to support the high street, following the publication of dire footfall...