Stores get a little Boost

Energy drinks brand Boost has reached its target of supporting 1,500 retailers through its coronavirus care package initiative

Flavours of the season

LAGER is following the trend set by cider and introducing a range of fruity varieties aimed at summer drinkers. However, the new fruity beers have...
Tesco / Booker Stores

Time to change fascia?

Following a 2017 which saw consolidation on a huge scale is now the time to change?
Boxes of confectionery

Promotions on the rocks

Restrictions abound in ScotGov’s latest paper on tackling obesity

Excelling in rural retail

Running a store in a small village isn’t easy, but Spar Tarves shines
Scottish Grocer Awards 2020

Scottish Grocer Awards 2020 winners announced

Retailers and staff were out in force for the Scottish Grocer Awards 2020 – and what a night they had. The best and brightest of Scottish convenience retail gathered at Hilton Glasgow for the gala event, hosted by Scottish comedy star Craig Hill.
Lidl deposit return scheme

Lidl launches a DRS trial

DISCOUNTER Lidl GB has launched a deposit return scheme (DRS) trial at selected stores, ahead of the launch of DRS in Scotland next summer.
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...
Rockstar Revolt offers two sugar free varieties, Killer Citrus and Killer Cooler.

Size matters in drinks aisle

Packs, tax and lower sugar PACK size is a vital consideration in the purchase decisions of Scottish energy and functional drinks consumers according to two...

Sipping on a gin by the bay

Dunnet Bay Distillery goes from strength to strength .
Red wine drinkers spend most on take-home drinks says the latest market report from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association. In a generally gloomy 12 months for drinks sales spiced rums were among the few drinks to show significant sales growth.

Take-home drinks sales still falling

DRINKERS are consuming less at home as well as on nights out according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s latest market report. Off-trade...
Growers Garden Broccoli Crisps

Growing better snacking habits

When consumer tastes change, producers are quick to create new products that satisfy demand.

MPs want e-cig rules loosened

E-cigarettes should not be treated in the same way as conventional cigarettes, according to a report by MPs

A solid outlook for forecourt retailing

Petrol Retailers Association chief executive Brian Madderson talks filling station numbers, fuel price flux and signs of stability for the sector’s future .

Ready for the fridge change

EU regulations will ban the use of some older chillers from next year .

Give us more

Researcher finds shoppers want better ranges in c-stores but retailers say suppliers need to provide more category information SHOPPERS in Britain’s local stores aren’t as...