Members of Lanark Business Group launch Totally Locally Lanark.

Lanark totals up the local touch

Businesses say spend a fiver and build your town’s economy CONSUMERS in a Scottish market town are being urged to think local, buy local and...
MSPs have signed off on deposit return scheme regulations for Scotland.

Deposit return is go in 25 months

Scottish Parliament gives the green light to deposit return despite coronavirus warnings from industry

Müller plans dairy closures

Milk giant consults on East Kilbride and Aberdeen as it announces major investment in Bellshill THE future of two Müller Milk & Ingredients plants in...
Alistair McGowan

Alistair’s all set for the big night

THE Scottish convenience retail industry’s biggest night of the year, the Scottish Grocer Awards is to be hosted this year by star comedian, impressionist...
Suntory Beverage & Food is running its popular Win the Weekend competition again.

Retailers’ chance to win with drinks firms

Both Suntory Beverage & Food and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners are giving c-store retailers the chance to win in competitions they are running.
Tom Fender, development director at TWC.

Scots c-store retailers lead the way

Scottish convenience store retailers are outperforming their counterparts south of the border, with stronger sales growth, according to TWC Group.

Scotmid reveals new CEO

Scotmid has announced that Karen Scott will take over as chief executive at the firm making her the society's first ever female CEO.

JTI has a golden opportunity

JTI is giving five retailers the chance to win from a massive cash pot worth a quarter of a million pounds to celebrate the launch of its Mayfair Gold packs.
Pork Farms' limited-edition pie comes just in time for the winter party season.

Pork Farms launches limited-edition pie

Pork Farms has launched a special-edition Hog Roast & Apple Medium Pork Pie, while Cathedral City has also expanded on its range of cheeses.
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Cheers to beers and fine drams

Lesley Ann Gray, strategic lead for Scotland at market research company Kantar – which provides the listing of the top 50 Scottish non-alcohol brands in Scotland and the top 10 Scottish alcohol brands in Scotland, analyses the year for the leading Scottish brands in Scottish food and drink retailing.
Belhaven's Scottish Oat Stout won Gold at the World Beer Awards in 2022.

A stout choice for consumers

Belhaven Brewery reckons its stout options will be popular with consumers through the winter months and into 2024 – making them must-stocks for convenience store retailers.
Data analysts indicate a slow start to the year, with shoppers still cautious on spend. Picture: Shutterstock.com/1000 Words

Challenging start to trading year

Industry chiefs are warning retailers of challenging economic times ahead as figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium show there was a disappointing finish to 2023 for store bosses.
Bringing more options to the forecourt, such as Rollover's food to go offerings, could add on spend by motorists, says Certas Energy UK.

Options to fill up cars and consumers

Certas Energy UK is advising Gulf forecourt operators to build up their in-store range, while Phillips 66 has been on an expansion drive with its Jet forecourt estate in Scotland.

Glasgow 1770 springs into new launches

The Glasgow Distillery has expanded on its Small Batch Series with the Glasgow 1770 with three new additions that have been specially made for the spring.
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Will Tesco Express join c-store group?

Constitutional change would allow major multiples into ACS MULTIPLE grocers could soon be allowed membership of the Association of Convenience Stores, if a vote on...
Colette Backwell

A new sheriff in town?

Giant retailers have been criticised over how they treat their suppliers. Now suppliers, trade associations and other retailers can raise issues with the Groceries...