Disposables deadline set

Retailers have until 1 April 2025 to remove disposable vapes from their stores and make major adjustments to the overall layout for the refillable sections.

A night of wholesale success

The Scottish Wholesale Association has once again recognised the very best in the sector at its 21st Achievers Awards ceremony.
Gin Bothy owner Kim Cameron is delighted to make it to Hollywood.

Convenience in brief | Gin Bothy, Nisa and Ardbeg news

Scottish Grocer highlights three news stories that tell convenience retailers about the latest developments and news from Gin Bothy, Nisa and Ardbeg.
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Subpostmasters to be cleared of convictions

Subpostmasters south of the border are set to be cleared of convictions against them in a groundbreaking new law set to be introduced in July of this year.

Rockstar rolls with a new look

Britvic has unveiled the new look for Rockstar Energy Zero Sugar variants in a bid to grow the brand's exposure across the energy drinks category.

The King comes to stores in June

New banknotes featuring the portrait of King Charles III will roll out in June this year, the Bank of England has confirmed.
Appeal to students this St Patrick's Day through a new offering in the off-trade, such as be. cocktails from Global Brands.

Focus on student shoppers for St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day is celebrated by university and college students everywhere – and that's something convenience retailers can capitalise on.

Mars chews Watermelon nationwide

Mars Wrigley has rolled out its Extra Sugarfree Watermelon flavour chewing gum to stores nationwide in a bid to capitalise on the demand for fruity gums.

Whitebox ramps up global expansion

Edinburgh-based RTD brand Whitebox Cocktails has set its sights on the global market with its new partnership with worldwide marketing firm Aritsan Spirits.
Variety is key to driving up sales in tobacco accessories, claims Republic Technologies UK.

Ways to cater to roll-you-own shoppers

As consumer demand for factory-made cigarette options continues to dwindle across Scotland, Republic Technologies explains how retailers can take advantage of the roll-your-own sector’s growth.
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.

Britain’s top sweets revealed

Prospectus Global has found Britain's top sweet choices in new market research which finds many consumers are looking to more retro options.

Mourinho sticks to the Topps for Euros

Topps has kicked off its UEFA Euros 2024 Germany series with a new video featuring the firm's global brand ambassador José Mourinho.
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Government knew about ditched Horizon report

BBC News has reported the 2016 Government knew about a ditched report from the Post Office which could have helped wrongfully accused postmasters.
Ecotone aims to keep the morning meal healthy with its Whole Earth Drizzler range.

Ecotone and Dole push healthier breakfast options

Ecotone UK and Dole Sunshine Company have been highlighting some healthier choices that convenience retailers can offer to consumers looking to stick to their new year's resolutions.
Jitka Fleglova, community engagement manager at Go Forth Stirling.

Convenience in brief | Stirling, UWS and CSG news

Scottish Grocer highlights three news stories that tell convenience retailers about the latest developments and news from Go Forth Stirling, UWS and ShopMate, and Company Shop Group.