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Paypoint terminal

Cashing in with survey

PAYPOINT has launched its annual retailer survey, offering its clients the chance to provide feedback on the service.
James Withers

SF&D chief moving on

JAMES Withers will step down from his role at the top of Scotland Food & Drink this summer.
Glasgow Buchanan Street

Glasgow gets cash injection

Glasgow residents on lower incomes will be given money to spend in local stores, in a bid to support the city’s economy.

Land of hope and lunch deals

The British Sandwich Association has a new Union Jack-based logo, designed to underline the sandwich’s proud British roots. The new logo is part of the...

Stafford takes top job at The Fed

THE Fed (formerly NFRN) has appointed Graham Stafford as chief operating officer. Stafford took up his new post at the retail trade organisation on Monday...
Aldi burger

Playing it cool at BFFF awards

Some of the biggest names in frozen food have had cause for celebration this summer, at the Frozen Food Awards 2022.
Hot chocolate joins basket

Hot chocolate joins basket

Champagne slips off the RPI list as stir fry and Kindles come into the mix BLUEBERRIES, white rum and hot chocolate are just some of...
Tesco storefront

Charity on shopping list

Tesco shoppers have been rounding up their spend to the nearest £1 at self-service tills to help support an in-store fundraising campaign for three of the UK’s leading health charities.
COTTISH butcher Simon Howie has given its Perth shop a major redesign in response to what it sees as growing demand from customers who want to shop at an outlet where they can receive first hand advice about the provenance of the produce.

Butcher sees local interest

SCOTTISH butcher Simon Howie has given its Perth shop a major redesign in response to what it sees as growing demand from customers who...
PayPoint sign

PayPoint is on the money

Payment service provider PayPoint is safeguarding access to cash among some of the most vulnerable communities in the UK amid the cost of living crisis.
Ross Kerr, director of the SGF Healthy Living Programme. He spent much of his career in crisps and snacks sales and marketing and says many FMCG brands would envy the retailer use of POS material that the programme has achieved.

New foods set to get with the programme

Ross Kerr is director of the SGF Healthy Living Programme, which has just received new Scottish Government funding. Patrick Duffy found out more. The sg...
Interior of Bestway Retail wholesale depot

Bestway for convenience

Wholesaler Bestway’s strong relationships with its suppliers and retailers ensures pleasing results all round, say the company’s bosses.
Bargain hunting is becoming ingrained in UK consumer behaviour with shoppers of all types, including the comfortably-off, looking for good deals. Many shoppers, especially women, say they experience a thrill when they find a bargain.

Rich shoppers want it cheap

WEALTHY British consumers are among the keenest bargain hunters in the nation’s supermarkets and stores and last year launches of economy food and drinks...
Andrew McCaffery of Ecoveritas.

A triumph for common sense

Andrew McCaffery, global EPR director at Ecoveritas, responds to the latest DRS advice from the Scottish Government.
Asda express store front

Express plans for convenience

ASDA has announced its ambitious plans to open 300 new Asda Express stores by 2026, creating 10,000 jobs in the process.
SGF public affairs adviser John Lee.

New life plan for Scots centres

But could policies to help the high street simply make c-store life tougher still? RATES concessions for a wider range of businesses, new housing and...