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Jet off for an Easter break

JET aims to help forecourts this month with a two-for-one promotion featuring vouchers for UK attractions. The promotion, which runs until April 30, includes...

Sales set to shift

SCOTLAND’S tobacco display ban era begins this month when the supermarkets are required to hide tobacco products from 29 April. Other tobacco outlets will...

The big tease is over – New product from Mars scientists

CHOCOLATE company Mars had been keeping it secret ... but teasing about the development for weeks. Something was about to happen on one of...

Sure start to the day

How our health-promoting champs took the message to local kids BROADWAY Convenience Store in Edinburgh’s Oxgangs area should know how to do celebrations – it’s...

Store team put noses on the line

NORMALLY if you talk noses at award-winning Milnathort c-store and ice-cream business Giacopazzi’s you’d expect to be swirling a fine wine at one of...

Kit Kat recalls Chunky Specials

CONFECTIONERY firm Nestlé has launched a voluntary recall of special versions of one of its biggest brands, Kit Kat. Four Kit Kat Chunky special...
Hot chocolate joins basket

Hot chocolate joins basket

BLUEBERRIES, white rum and hot chocolate are just some of the new items in the Office for National Statistics’ “inflation basket”, the collection of...
DENISE VAN OUTEN

Our 2013 champions

IT was the trade night of the year as the very best in Scottish food and drink retailing came together to hear TV star...
Scottish Government strategy sets 5% target for ‘tobacco-free’ Scotland by 2034

Holyrood backs plain packs

Scottish Government strategy sets 5% target for ‘tobacco-free’ Scotland by 2034 THE Scottish Government has stepped up its battle against smoking by backing mandatory standardised...
Chancellor George Osborne

A budget for the beer fan

Beer duty cut, fuel freeze and NI moves win praise but smokers hammered again and rates woe remains LAST month’s Budget, billed by Chancellor George...
Hello Wembley!

Getting through to Wembley

IT’S a brand that many think helps define Scotland but Irn-Bru’s latest TV ad brings a staunch English dimension to its marketing mix. The latest...
Jay Javid, owner of Costcutter Paisley: “We’re not losing the core values. Being independent is still at the heart of Costcutter.”

Costcutter and P&H form £5bn Buyco

Symbol group to take on Mace stores and wholesaler to deliver to combined list as new deal signals major change in c-store industry SYMBOL convenience...
Members of Lanark Business Group launch Totally Locally Lanark.

Lanark totals up the local touch

Businesses say spend a fiver and build your town’s economy CONSUMERS in a Scottish market town are being urged to think local, buy local and...
Nisa posts record recruitment

Nisa posts record recruitment

STORES-owned buying group and wholesaler Nisa has reported record recruitment figures. The company said it had brought 245 members operating more than 520 stores...
LAGER brand Kestrel, which appeared on shelves and in bars across the UK in the 1980s and 90s relaunched last month with a full range of lagers promised, and a new Scottish connection.

Beer brand flies back

LAGER brand Kestrel, which appeared on shelves and in bars across the UK in the 1980s and 90s relaunched last month with a full...
Scottish Grocer Health Promoting Retailer of the Year award

Scotland’s champions for 2013 revealed

The winners of the Scottish Grocer Awards – the Scottish food and drink retail industry’s own version of the ‘Oscars’ – were announced at...