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27% of retailers are concerned about employee theft of stock and 14% list employee theft of cash as a concern, according to the Retail Fraud Survey.

Employee theft moves up the list – Security focus

ARE stores seriously affected by criminal activity carried out by staff? A study published recently by consultancy firm Retail Knowledge, sponsored by a cash security...
Comfort has added “odour defence technology” to make sure that the scent of laundry is the correct one. Cif has added wipes to its Easy Lift range of household cleaning products. Easy – owned by Jeyes – targets shoppers on a budget with a competitively priced range of cleaning basics.

Clean growth – Convenience store development for scented categories

It’s all about merchandising ... and fragrance, as household cleaning products adopt ever-more exotic smells to attract scent-sensitive customers WITH consumers more inclined than before...
Jam firm adds a saucy dimension

Jam firm adds a saucy dimension – New from R&W Scott

SCOTTISH jam producer, family-owned company R&W Scott, is tempting home bakers with a new range of premium sauces, designed to fill cakes, accompany desserts...
Taking care of cyber business

Taking care of cyber business – Interns assess security

A team of Scottish Business Resilience Centre computer security experts is now busy checking out computers at a series of small businesses after the...

SG workSHOP: Project 1, Milk

McLeish, Market Place Inverurie SG workSHOP projects are designed to run over several months and category management projects begin with a meeting with the ...
Think inside the box

Think inside the box – Lunchtime for little and large

The back to school period is important but grown-ups provide the majority of packed lunch sales opportunities, and lunchbox sales grow in cash-conscious times. TRADITIONALLY...
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More info please – Animal welfare concern

ANIMAL welfare is a growing consumer issue, with a new study showing that eight out of 10 UK shoppers want labels which clearly show...
Juices

Exotics and home treats fuelling juice

THERE are still juicy profits to be squeezed out of thirsty consumers’ love of refreshment, especially during hot weather. That’s the juices industry’s view, with...
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Bakers who mix it up – Home baking latest

Kits and accessories aim to bring the cup cake revolution to every home and store THE image of the domestic goddess in her frilly pinny...
Smirnoff has added to its flavoured range with the launch of coffee-flavoured Espresso Smirnoff. Absolut vodka has launched a PMP on its 50cl size. Valt, the single malt vodka, is to appear in Sainsbury’s stores in Scotland.

Express service – Vodka update

HOW do you give Britain’s biggest-selling vodka a boost? Earlier this year drinks giant Diageo ensured its massive brand Smirnoff stayed full of beans...
Scottish food and drink fortnight

Scottish food and drink fortnight

Scottish food and drink has been highlighted as a potential powerhouse industrial sector for the nation’s future. Next month we all have a chance...

Spar stores up four decades of service – Anniversary celebrations

Milestone celebration sees staff and customers raise £1,500 BACK in 1973 Cumbernauld was settling into its new role as one of Scotland’s post-war new towns....

Papers added to the 25 – Golden Virginia launch

IMPERIAL Tobacco has launched its roll-your-own tobaccos Golden Virginia Classic and GV Smooth in new 25g packs with cut-corner cigarette papers. The firm said the...

Cutter’s new aim is true – Artificial-free flavour

FROM this month roll-your-own smokers will be able to choose tobacco brand Cutters Choice with no artificial flavours. The new Cutters Choice - A True...

Don’t give risk a bad rap says SWA – Mentoring Programme

TRAINING and mentoring will play a major role in Scottish Wholesale Association activity over the next year, the organisation’s annual conference was told last...

Family approach at Londis – Feedback plan to partner mentor scheme

SYMBOL group Londis is developing three programmes designed to help its retailers share best practice and ideas to grow their businesses. The fascia...