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Costcutter store

Teams line up for challenge

Bestway has brought together the field sales teams for its Best-one and Costcutter symbol stores.
empty shelves

Struggle to keep the shelves full

Many of Scotland’s retailers have been struggling to keep shelves filled this summer, amidst an availability squeeze that has affected a number of categories.

Free fruit for children trial

Spar Scotland has been running a trial with the SGF Healthy Living Programme, giving out free fruit to children in a bid to encourage healthier eating habits

Call for further tobacco rules

A cross party group of MPs and House of Lords Peers – with support from anti-smoking campaign group ASH – has released a wish list of tobacco control measures in a bid to eradicate smoking in the UK by 2030

Nine in a row for Margiotta

Edinburgh multiple retailer and Scottish Grocer Awards 2020 Industry Achievement winner Franco Margiotta has expanded his business with the opening of a new store in Gullane, East Lothian

CJ Lang to pull 31 Post Offices

SPAR Scotland wholesaler CJ Lang will pull Post Office franchises from 31 stores across its company-owned estate over a six month period.
One O One Gleddoch

One O One backs Healthy Living programme

Glasgow-based licensed retailer One O One has been doing its bit to help customers make healthier dietary choices.
Tesco healthier range

Health goals for Booker

Tesco has pledged to extend its commitment to healthier food to the Booker arm of its business, as well as its Central European operations.

Rise in retail crime is costing billions

The latest crime report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) paints a worrying picture, with retailers and store staff frequently facing threats, abuse and assault

Calls for NI style scheme

The Northern Ireland Executive has confirmed plans to increase funding for a high street stimulus scheme, renewing calls for a similar scheme to be introduced in Scotland

Strong results in a challenging year

Scotmid has posted strong financial results in what has been a challenging year for the co-operative society

Covid rules risk safety

Two thirds of UK shop workers fear abuse from customers if they try to implement Covid-19 related regulations, new research has found

Support for local suppliers

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has launched a new local sourcing project in a bid to engage its members with more Scottish producers
post office

Convictions cleared for Post Office retailers

JUDGES at the High Court in England have overturned the convictions of 39 former sub-postmasters in a landmark ruling for Post Office retailers. The appeals...
Scottish Parliament

Election: Parties set out retail stalls

SCOTLAND's political parties have unveiled a raft of policies aimed at revitalising the high street and supporting retailers – as the country prepares to...
Dahwood Perves, managing director of Bestway

Integrating a retail giant

BESTWAY Wholesale has announced plans to restructure Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG), following the wholesaler’s acquisition of the retail group.