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With all the trimmings…

Shoppers are ready to buy in for Christmas - what will they be looking for? CHRISTMAS is a time for lists – gifts, Christmas cards,...

Simpson drinks bill rejected

THE attempt to introduce a wide series of new measures designed to further restrict alcohol sales and marketing looks likely to fail after a...

Soak up the end of summer sales with Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn aims to capitalise on the last of the sun for 2023 by driving up smaller formats, ideal for those elusive sunny days.

Walker’s Shortbread has a premium offer

Walker's Shortbread aims to bring in the premium snacking option for consumers seeking a cosy night in on the couch this winter season.

Massive food to go opportunity

£1.6bn market north of the border but Scotland lags behind rest of GB market, researcher finds FOOD-to-go sales are growing and the market...
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Over half have bought illegal tobacco

Over half of all smokers in Scotland have purchased illegal tobacco products, new research conducted by JTI has revealed

Research backs wider SGF role

MAGAZINES are in the habit of giving short descriptions of subjects in stories, so that new readers quickly understand the relevance of the person...
Christie + Co, Business Outlook 2015

Agent predicts c-store growth

Retail property prices rose by 11.3% after three years of decline. C-stores still dominated by small businesses but multiples moving in. CHANGING shopping habits are...

Road to ruin?

A71 closure has left Polbeth Spar retailer Denis McCormack struggling to keep his business afloat. AFTER 35 years of investment and development, Denis McCormack says...

SWA plots path to net zero

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has set out set out a pathway to net zero emissions for the sector's vehicle fleet, through the publication...

Mars Wrigley gets the festive feeling

Mars Wrigley has revealed its new line up for the festive season this year, with plenty of NPD for the Maltesers brand and some returning favourites.

MARKET NEWS | 4 brand new products available in May

Scottish Grocer takes a look at what is available to stores across the Scottish convenience retail channel for the month ahead.
JW Filshill trucks

Big efficiency savings

JW Filshill invests six-figure sum on five energy-efficient lorries
PGMA aims to help retailers stay passionate about running independent stores.

PGMA offers different way

Buying group PGMA has been talking up the help it can offer independent retailers, so they can keep their passion for their stores.
MFG is acquiring hundreds of Morrisons sites and will expand its ultra-rapid EV charging network.

MFG and Morrisons strike £2.5billion deal

Leading independent forecourts operator Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is acquiring 337 Morrisons filling stations while the supermarket chain is taking a minority stake in MFG in a deal worth £2.5billion.
Politician With Signs

Pushing for shopworker protection

THE SCOTTISH Grocers Federation has renewed calls for the Scottish Parliament to introduce greater protections for retail workers under the law. In a letter to...