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The rebuilt Co-operative Store in Troon, Ayrshire. The store, on the site of a Co-op store that burned down last year, was one of five Co-ops that opened in Scotland last month. The others are in Inverness and on Tayside.

Food store rises from the ashes

Things looked bleak after the Co-operative Food store in the Ayrshire seaside town of Troon burned down last year.
Europe bans small packs

Firms slam ban on small packs

Tobacco firms have hit out after European authorities agreed measures to further regulate tobacco sales.
Morrisons is testing a ban on sales of energy drinks to under-16s.

Grocer to test energy age restriction

SUPERMARKET chain Morrisons is to test a ban on sales of energy drinks to under-16s in six stores.
Jo Macsween, director and haggis ambassador for Macsween, with the firm’s haggis as well as the vegetarian, canapé and microwaveable versions.

Haggis champion hits the big 60

Macsween is celebrating its diamond anniversary. Company director Jo Macsween shared a few gems with Jen Bowden.
Family Shopper

Mo adds new store to the family

THE first Scottish store running under Booker’s new discount fascia Family Shopper has opened on Main Street in High Blantyre.

Plain packs bill in 18 months

THE Scottish Government plans to press ahead with its own legislation to introduce standardised packaging on tobacco products.
Martin Glenn

Grocers put Holyrood on the spot

SCOTLAND’S convenience sector representative group the Scottish Grocers’ Federation put Scottish Government policy on the spot at its conference held last month at Prestonfield...
Elaine C Smith

Elaine’s back to relaunch Motherwell

STAGE and screen star Elaine C Smith returned home to launch the new look of the shopping centre she used as a teenager. Elaine who...
Europe bans small packs

Europe bans small packs

20-pack to be minimum cigarettes sale, No RYO sizes below 20g & E-cigs given regulatory reprieve TOBACCO retailers in the UK will no longer be...
The current National Minimum Wage Rate for persons 21 and over is 6.31 an hour. ACS estimates that if rates continue to rise and proposed auto enrolment pension contributions are taking into account the real cost of the minimum wage in 2020 will be £8.14 an hour

Commission told to freeze NMW

Retailer groups say minimum wage increases have cost jobs and delayed store improvement projects THE organisations representing independent and convenience sector food and drink retailers...
The new self -scan checkouts being introduced in four of Scotmid’s Edinburgh stores. If the pilot project proves successful the tills will be introduced in more stores next year.

Scotmid city units to pilot self-serve

Edinburgh-based independent co-op says research shows shoppers want checkout choice SCOTMID Co-operative, the Edinburgh-based mutual retailer with stores throughout Scotland, is to introduce self-service...
Police in Paisley mounted a major hunt for the killer of local retailer Javaid Ali in summer 2012. Last month Lee Anderson was convicted of culpable homicide and jailed for 15 years.

15 years jail for retailer’s killer

Court hears Javaid Ali was stabbed as he was getting the better of alcohol shoplifter in Paisley c-store A PAISLEY man has been jailed for...
Jack Cummins

Dates danger on PLH rules

Early-granted personal licence holders have less than a year to complete refresher training PERSONAL licence holders in Scotland who gained their licence in the...
One of Scotmid’s premium fresh-led stores

Scotmid feels the cold as sales slip

EDINBURGH-based co-operative Scotmid saw sales and profit slip in the first six months of its trading year, compared to the same period last year,...
Westminster business, innovation and skills secretary Vince Cable. Picture: Duncan Phillips/CASS

Cable aims for NMW increase

Convenience retail trade groups say don’t play politics with our sector POLITICIANS should keep their hands off the National Minimum Wage. That’s the message from...
Pictured above, Scotmid’s new value-led store at Prestonpans provides more economy offers as well as an increased range of local products. And, pictured right, the new Stuart’s in-store butcher counter at the South Queensferry Scotmid.

Scotmid adds value to the package

Store segmentation takes a new direction as independent co-op opens revamped store with discount angle EDINBURGH-based independent co-operative Scotmid is taking segmentation of its...