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Proposed bans on 10-packs of cigarettes as well as 19-packs and RYO packs of less than 30g continue to make their way through the EU system.

Euro tobacco restrictions closer

BANS on cigarette packs below 20 sticks and RYO tobacco packs below 30g moved a step closer late last month when the revised European...
a woman holding a tennis racquet and a young boy holding a banana outside a Spar shop

Healthy Living Programme tours Spar stores

Spar Scotland embraced the spirit of the Commonwealth Games by teaming up with the Healthy Living Programme.

Hundreds of retail crime incidents reported

ALMOST 300 incidents of abuse against shop staff have been reported to police since a new law protecting retail workers came into force on...

Bring a boost with iced coffee options from Jimmy’s

Jimmy's Iced Coffee aims to bring an energetic boost to soft drinks sales in convenience with its range of sustainable iced coffee drinks.
Clydebank links with Keystore

Clydebank links with Keystore

Independent co-operative society Clydebank Co-op tied in with JW Filshill’s symbol store operation Keystore in its Knightswood, Glasgow shop. The deal was announced by Clydebank...
Over 140 food and drink producers are expected to attend this year’s show.

Speciality food show returns

SCOTTISH produce will take centre stage at the SECC in Glasgow this month
Magners Cider

Fruitful time for cider – C&C brands

CIDER is a summer drink; right? In some cases. Some 41% of beer and traditional cider is sold between May and October, while the...

CCEP energises the chiller

CCEP aims to help retailers to drive up energy sales across the chiller with new innovations across the energy drinks category.

Tobacco levy plans rejected

The big talking point from George Osborne’s summer budget for convenience retailers was almost certainly the news that a new National Living Wage for workers...
Greens MSP Lorna Slater

Calls to delay DRS rejected

The Scottish Government has reaffirmed its commitment to deliver its deposit return scheme (DRS) on time despite calls from drinks and hospitality industry leaders for a pause.

Time to get them in

The 2015 Scottish Grocer Awards was one of the best ever with an impressive list of established entrants and many great new contestants, and...
Tartan banner reading top scottish ALCOHOL brands SPOTLIGHT 3-5

Scotland’s Top Alcohol Brands: 3-5

Spotlight on the top Scottish alcohol brands of 2022 from 3-5 including Whyte & Mackay, Bell's and Glen's Vodka.

Aulds retail business in liquidation

SCOTTISH family-owned baker Thomas Auld & Sons Ltd has placed its retail business into liquidation as part of a turnaround plan for the group. All...

Solid progress says Booker

FOOD wholesale group Booker has had a good quarter, with sales up 16.3% on last year. Like-for-like total sales (excluding Makro) in the year...
woman shopping

A step for DRS prep

Up to 60 jobs are set to be created in Aberdeen by waste management firm Biffa in preparation for the deposit return scheme.
Buxton water production line

Sustainability for the 2020s

With plastic pollution high on the consumer agenda, bottled water brands take action