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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

SGF pushes back on judicial review claims

Trade association says speculation is factually incorrect THE Scottish Grocers’ Federation has said it is not currently pursuing a judicial review into the Scottish Government's...

Quite continental

With a food-to-go operation that features a pizza oven all the way from Italy, the latest venture from Giacopazzi’s aims to bring a taste...
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Did Games deliver gold?

Retailer near entrance of main venue sees traffic and crowd control slash business during sports fest. But other businesses register benefits of good weather and...

Facing up to customer contact – by the book

Costcutter has been piloting social media and now it’s ready to roll FOLLOWING what it says has been a successful pilot scheme Costcutter is rolling...

Report challenges food health plans

Official bodies hit back after obesity and public health activists criticise fat avoidance recommendations AN obesity charity has sparked heated debate after urging people to...

Safe and sound

Winner: Day-Today, Maryhill Rd, Glasgow Responsible Retailer of the Year 2016 sponsored by Imperial Tobacco UK Interview with Mani Dhesi, owner. Winner details Store size: 1200 sq ft Symbol: Day-Today Period at...

SG interview: John Mayhew, APRS

John Mayhew is heading up the campaign to introduce a deposit return system to Scotland. With most trade bodies strongly against it, Scottish Grocer...

Tesco Booker gets green light

The Competition and Markets Authority finds no substantial competition concerns THE proposed £3.7bn merger of Tesco and Booker has been given the provisional go ahead...
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MUP goes live

Industry rolls out new pricing regime

Minimum wage going up again

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond has announced the National Living Wage will increase by 4.9% to £8.21 next spring. The Chancellor confirmed the hike to the NLW...
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It’s almost track and trace time

Time is running out for retailers who have still to apply for identifier codes to comply with new tobacco regulations
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DRS debate rages on at Holyrood

Industry experts raise concerns with proposed scheme
Deposit return schemes utilising reverse vending machines are already in use in a number of European countries.

Industry warns COVID crisis could spell DRS disaster

THE Scottish Government has come under fire from retail industry leaders over its decision to launch a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers...
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Support for wholesale

THE Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has welcomed the roll out of a new £5 million fund to support Scottish food and drink wholesalers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic
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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...