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Tesco and Booker deal is done

Shareholders for both firms overwhelmingly back merger

Living with the NLW

A month on from its implementation, how are Scotland’s convenience retailers coping with the introduction of the new National Living Wage? Announced by Chancellor George...

Retail crime bill secures committee backing

A CAMPAIGN to provide shopworkers with more protection under the law has taken a major step forward. MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and...

Vacancies soar on the high street

Scottish footfall figures fall behind UK

Local pride

Winner: Gerry Haughey, Spar, Main Street, Thornliebank Store Manager of the Year 2015 – sponsored by Tennent’s Interview with Gerry Haughey. Winner details Size: 3,000 sq ft Symbol: Spar Staff: 11 Hours: 6am...

DRS ding dong at Scottish parliament

CPG focuses on ScotGov’s controversial proposals .

Strong results in a challenging year

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

Tesco bakery jobs at risk

ALMOST 2,000 jobs are at risk following Tesco’s announcement that it plans to overhaul bakery operations throughout its supermarket estate.
Till point sweets under threat?

Till point sweets under threat?

Draft government policy asks retailers and caterers to remove all confectionery from point of sale SCOTLAND’S retailers, including convenience store operators, look set to be...

Big and small budget story

Small business bonus kept, large business charge up Swinney announces commercial rates system review SMALL shops and other businesses with low rateable values learned they were...

Five year PLH bans to go

MSPs give licensing go-ahead to bring back ‘fit and proper’ and act on supply to youngsters The rule that personal licence holders are banned for...

Licence training ‘time bomb’?

Fears licence holders will still leave refresher to last minute PERSONAL licence holders are being warned that a “ticking time bomb” remains over refresher training. Last...

Mandatory face coverings from 10 July

FACE coverings will be mandatory in Scottish shops this month, the First Minister has announced. Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the new rule will come...
Shoplifting, violent crime and ATM ram raids are all issues facing c-stores

ACS Crime Report reveals huge cost of criminality

Crime report makes for grim reading
Shelf of pastries

C-stores exempt from takeaway restrictions

ScotGov issues guidance on new restrictions Scottish convenience retailers are exempt from new Covid-19 restrictions on takeaways, which come into force on Saturday 16 January,...

Plain packs hit c-store shelves

PLAIN packs, the new style of cigarettes boxes that follow standardised packaging rules set by UK authorities, and other regulations required by the European...