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Demanding conference

THE Scottish Grocers Federation welcomed hundreds of guests to the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow for its first annual conference event since the onset of the Covid crisis.
Dahwood Perves, managing director of Bestway

Prizes on offer with Bestway

BESTWAY has relaunched its retail development programme, offering retailers the chance to win a share of a £50,000 prize fund.

Shop report finds drop in staffing

SCOTLAND’S convenience store sector has maintained the same retail footprint throughout the pandemic, although it has shed jobs according to the SGF’s annual Local Shop Report.
A woman standing outside Scotmid Coop Store Front

Fund offering millions open

FUNDING applications are now open for the Scotland Loves Local campaign’s latest grant scheme.
covid sign on high street

Covid rules relaxing for retail

FROM Monday (9 August) self isolation rules are set to change in Scotland, in a move that could reduce staff shortages for retailers. In a...

Expansion in St Andrews

Costcutter operator invests to grow shop appeal FOLLOWING a three month refurbishment, Anila Anwar has re-opened her Costcutter c-store in St Andrews. Anila has owned and...

A Lidl more planned

NEW store and relocation sites are on Lidl’s shopping list as the discounter continues to expand in Scotland. More than 50 potential sites, stretching from...
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