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.

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.
Post Office sign

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.
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.
Retailers can introduce more customers to the BrewDog range with a variety of options.

Craft beer ‘outperforms market in c-stores’

Craft beer options have remained at the top of the shopping list for plenty of Scottish consumers during the last few years, and 2024 should be no different – especially in the convenience channel, reckons BrewDog.
The new hi-tech Petrotec AXON range follows on from the Hellonext EV brand.

Petroassist UK offers forecourt retailers fuel solutions

Petroassist UK has been highlighting to forecourt retailers the benefits of the hi-tech fuel solutions offered by Petrotec with its AXON range and Hellonext EV brand.
Pet treats are a major area of growth in the category, according to Mars Petcare.

Appeal to the pet shop buys

Petcare is a category where convenience retailers really can drive up profits, as it outperforms FMCG as a whole and shoppers are prepared to splash out on quality goods, according to Mars.

Gin Bothy calls for gin protection

Award-winning spirits producer Kim Cameron, owner of Gin Bothy, has called on Westminster to protect Scottish gin from imitation through GI status.
Retailers should match the PMP offer to different demands across shoppers varied missions.

PMP solutions for snack times

Making the most out of your store’s PMP snacks section means offering a variety of options to suit consumers’ different shopping missions, say both KP Snacks and Rose Marketing.

Morrisons Daily appoints Henderson Tech

Morrisons Daily has signed up to a five year deal with technology firm Henderson Technology to provide its EDGEPoS system to its stores across the UK.

The scale of Scotland’s illicit vape trade

A new report has found that nearly 16,000 illicit vape devices were seized in Scotland last year, highlighting the scale of the illegal trade in the country.
Hamlyns' paper bags roll out at the end of this month thanks to its new packaging line.

Hamlyns does the eco-friendly paperwork

Oats brand Hamlyns of Scotland is switching to environmentally friendly paper packaging, while butchery business We hae meat has struck a deal with Iceland.