Heat of the street – demand for exotic cuisines

Travel to the heartlands of exotic cuisines fuels demand for a taste of the real thing, but c-stores can put ease of use into...

Cats top the pet spending league – Category latest

IT’S a cat’s life. Spending on feline foodstuffs is outstripping canine comestibles, with pet pussies enjoying more treats, snacks and natural meals than ever before....

Building for a fresh future – premium fresh style stores

Scotmid sees a food store and it wants to paint it black! The co-operative has introduced a new top level in its portfolio. SG...

Breathing life into the local – Day-Today, Wallyford

On the site of a closed and shuttered pub a state-of-the-art Day-Today store is ready to serve the community of Wallyford. AS we have reported...

Time to cross the digital divide?

IS the digital revolution boosting or hampering local stores? Can wifi, social media, web-based commerce and more make a positive contribution to a retail...

Football preview – Stand-out fixtures for new season

CIDER brand-owner C&C has a special interest in Scottish football this year. Its lead brand Magners takes over from its lager Tennent’s as shirt sponsor...
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A smoking gun? fuel price-fixing investigations

THE UK’s Office of Fair Trading has found few problems with fuel pricing. But in May offices of some of the world’s leading fuel...

The age of value – Making the best of tobacco

There’s often a lot of news about tobacco. But it’s important to remember that, in normal commercial terms, it’s a vitally important product category...
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Kingsmill offering £2,000 community investment grant to retailers

Campaign aims to help retailers drive improvement in their local community Kingsmill are asking retailers to provide details of what they would change or improve...

World favourite – made in Britain

THE world’s biggest biscuit brand, Oreo – worth more than £1.3bn globally – is now being baked in Britain. The famous US biscuit arrived ...
Asim Sarwar of United Wholesale (Scotland) will become the youngest-ever president of the Scottish Wholesale Association at its conference this month.

Sarwar in hot seat at wholesale group

THERE’S a new man at the top of Scotland’s wholesale industry representative organisation. Asim Sarwar is the youngest-ever president of the Scottish Wholesale Association. The...
NHS report claims restrictions on volume deals have led to a drop in wine purchases

Multibuy ban ‘cuts alcohol sales’

NHS report claims restrictions on volume deals have led to a drop in wine purchases THE amount of alcohol sold in Scottish shops has fallen...
ROY Williams has joined Scotland’s Spar wholesaler CJ Lang & Son as its new independent sales controller.

Williams moves in at Spar

ROY Williams has joined Scotland’s Spar wholesaler CJ Lang & Son as its new independent sales controller. There are over 300 stores in the...
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The vital link – Nick Beresford of P&G

Britain’s sales and marketing professionals explain how they see the convenience scene This issue: Nick Beresford, sales director, convenience with P&G P&G owns brands in several...
The Scottish Government is still on track to introduce a minimum alcohol unit price of 50p.

Round 1 goes to Holyrood

Whisky group vows to fight on as Scotland’s courts back parliament’s right to pass minimum pricing SCOTLAND’S whisky industry says it will fight on and...
WHOLESALE giant Booker is trying out a new low-cost c-store format intended to compete for business with discounters such as Aldi, Lidl and Poundland.

Booker to launch discount stores

WHOLESALE giant Booker is trying out a new low-cost c-store format intended to compete for business with discounters such as Aldi, Lidl and Poundland. Family...