Daniel Johnson MSP worked to bring the bill into power in Scotland in 2021.

BRC reports huge rise in crime

The British Retail Consortium has reported a staggering rise in retail crime across the whole of the UK, highlighting the pressure on retailers.
A shopper looks at receipts in a supermarket

Inflation sustains for January

Consumer inflation has sustained for January 2024 according to the Office for National Statistics, despite drops in food and alcohol prices.
STG UK has rolled out an updated look across its Signature brand.

Retailers urged to review cigar range

Scandinavian Tobacco Group is offering advice to convenience retailers about how they can get the most value out of the cigar category.
Fitting doors to store chillers can help cut electricity costs.

DoubleCool offers energy costs solution

Chiller door fitting firm DoubleCool has been spelling out the benefits to forecourt retailers of installing doors on their open chillers as they can reduce costs and improve the shopping environment.
Mackie's ice creams have increased in popularity across UK and international markets.

Convenience in brief | Mackie’s, Eldorado and PayPoint news

Scottish Grocer highlights three news stories that tell convenience retailers about the latest developments and news from Mackie's of Scotland, Eldorado and JW Filshill, and PayPoint.

Staying home for Valentine’s

Lovebirds are moving on to a date night in the house for this year according to Aldi Scotland data giving retailers a chance to drive up some extra sales.
C-store retailers should meet a variety of consumer demands, says Guinness maker Diageo.

Make most of versatile beer brands, says Diageo

Diageo has been highlighting the versatility of the beer category for retailers and consumers – pointing to its own Guinness range as a good example.
Family values still remain at the hear of the famous Tunnock's Uddingston site.

Tunnock’s growth vision is un-wafer-ing

The Tunnock family have heavily invested in both the confectioner's staff and factory to help meet global demand, as Scottish Grocer discovered on a tour of the production plant.
Pete Cheema and Mo Razzaq have both voiced concerns about the rise in MUP.

Convenience retail chiefs voice fears over MUP increase to 65p

Convenience retail leaders are warning that the rise in alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) will hit struggling stores and communities, and lead to more crime.
Tayto Group has supported the Golden Wonder £1 PMP format by expanding the range.

Value reigns in snacks, says Golden Wonder

Tayto Group believes its Golden Wonder £1 PMP sharing bag range is ideal for driving sales as consumers seek to save money with nights in.
Investing in jet washes is popular with PRA members, says executive director Gordon Balmer.

Forecourt operators ‘face many hurdles’

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) is working hard to promote members' best interests as forecourt operators face many ongoing challenges.

Scottish Government set to give Minimum Unit Pricing update

A HOLYROOD health minister is due to tell MSPs this afternoon what the Scottish Government's proposals are for alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP).
Demand for RYO has been on the rise, driving up accessories sales in the process.

Imperial Tobacco highlights popularity of RYO

Roll-your-own tobacco has grown in popularity with consumers, providing plenty of opportunities to drive up sales with a selection of accessories, says Imperial Tobacco.
Britvic is running a Pepsi MAX competition for convenience retailers.

Britvic run Pepsi MAX competition for convenience retailers

Britvic is marking the Pepsi rebrand with a Pepsi MAX competition for convenience retailers. Running from 7 February to 1 March, it will reward ambitious retailers and you can find out more here.
Kristian Sharp, from Weetabix, joined the Healthy Living Programme team to help educate Wellshot Primary School pupils.

Educating youngsters about healthy breakfasts

The SGF Healthy Living Programme's Welby Big Breakfast events at primary schools across Scotland are a great way to educate children about healthier meal choices. Scottish Grocer caught up with the team at a recent event supported by Weetabix.
Shajaz Ali is congratulated by Booker Group retail development controller Barry Forbes and 2023 awards host Elaine C Smith.

Awards Profile – Independent Retailer of the Year

Jaz's Premier in Grangemouth was the winner of the Scottish Grocer Awards 2023 Independent Retailer of the Year honour. We've been catching up with owner Jaz Ali to find out more about what makes his store so outstanding.