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Barr buys into cocktail mix

IRN-Bru maker AG Barr has purchased cocktail mix pouch producers Funkin. Funkin will operate as a stand-alone business unit of AG Barr. Funkin founder Alex...

Flaps coming down early

SCOTLAND’S small stores will have to follow the country’s supermarkets and cover up tobacco and related products from 6 April. But many of the country’s...
Moy Park

Moy Park ‘turns up the heat’ with Budgens and Ocado contracts

Leading UK food company, Moy Park has secured listings for its new ‘Moy Park BBQ & Roast’ range in Budgens and Ocado from May. ...
Inverness

Romance lends retailers a hand

FOOD sales, aided by Valentine’s Day, saw Scottish retail sales perform well in February ahead of the disruption caused by snow

Future growth

THE sugar debate has spread into the fruit juices category with campaign group Action in Sugar claiming that the level of natural sugars means...
Parents hold their baby outside an ASDA store

Baby saved in Asda Edinburgh store

Asda store employees saved a baby’s life after the 16-month-old stopped breathing in the Asda Edinburgh store.
Mars’ Merryteaser, a Malteser-filled chocolate reindeer designed as a festive treat. Cadbury’s Freddo has Christmassy knitted packaging and added popping candy.

Sweets giants set festive tastes

Christmas self-eat treats, worth £3m last year, are tipped to be growth area for seasonal confectionery WHILE the rest of the world is still wearing...

Put a Nisa in your tank

NISA is to be the first symbol group in the UK to have its own-brand fuel after it reached a deal with supplier Greenergy. The...

Giants could be fined 1%

FINES for major supermarkets judged to have misused their power against suppliers have moved closer. Measures to grant the Groceries Code Adjudicator the power...

Price hike slammed by NFRN

THE NFRN has slammed news wholesaler Menzies for its decision to hike charges.

Hooch has a Soopa offer

Hooch has launched a Soopa new RTD with a new caffeinated alcoholic RTD option in three different flavour variants with Soopa Hooch.
Praveen Kumar

Curry firm is thriving

Perthshire restaurateur Praveen Kumar has been celebrating a boom in business for his frozen curry brand.

Sweet, sure, steady

CONFECTIONERY is a mainstay of most c-stores’ product ranges and chocolate in all its variety of styles, types and sizes accounts for the majority...
How are you for food to go? It’s a question most retailers will want to ask of any potential symbol partner as FTG continues to grow in Scottish convenience stores.

Choices to make

There’s a lot to think about when selecting a symbol. Here’s our checklist for success

Huge illegal tobacco haul in Glasgow

Four arrested for excise duty fraud HMRC has seized an estimated five tonnes of suspected illicit tobacco in Glasgow. Revenue and Customs officers uncovered the haul...

Call for clarity on EU workers

The SRC claims there are 10,000 EU nationals currently employed by the retail industry in Scotland whose future remains uncertain.