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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...
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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...
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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...
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New rules for self isolation

COVID self-isolation rules will change in Scotland from midnight tonight (5 January). Under current rules, those testing positive for Covid must self isolate for 10...

New date for DRS

A NEW date has been set for Scotland’s proposed deposit return scheme. Scottish Government minister for circular economy and co-leader of the Scottish Greens Lorna...
Scottish Government finance secretary Kate Forbes

Budget: Rates holiday to end in 2022

THE 100% non-domestic rates relief for Scotland’s retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will end next year, finance secretary Kate Forbes has announced. In her Budget...

Top 50 Scottish Brands 2021: Pandemic winds continue to blow

Questions remain, but some categories are still benefitting from lockdown trends

Celebrating Success: Scottish Grocer 2021 winners revealed

Leading lights from across Scotland’s convenience retail sector gathered at Hilton Glasgow, on 17 November, to celebrate the nation’s most entrepreneurial and community focused retailers and staff.

Tesco goes electric in Glasgow

TESCO has rolled out an all-electric home delivery fleet across Glasgow, as COP26 draws to a close in the city. From this week, Tesco customers...