Saturday, July 31, 2021
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Retail sales ‘in a funk’

Scottish retail sales are still well down on pre-pandemic performance, according to the latest figures produced by KPMG for the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).
Tesco staff stacking shelves

Tesco bans all plastic ring packs

Tesco has pledged to scrap all soft plastic rings and shrink wrap packaging from its beer and cider range.
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Store visits on the rise

The number of trips to brick and mortar stores has increased for the first time in a year, according to the latest figures from data analysts Kantar and Nielsen IQ.
Glasgow SSE Hydro

FDF’s net zero goal

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has made a commitment on behalf of its members, to hit net zero carbon emissions by 2040.
Gillian Galloway

Helping firms to cut carbon

Scotland’s larder is second to none and the Highlands and Islands are home to world renowned food and drink producers whose exports are sought across the globe.

Rising demand for cash

Cash machines have seen a hike in withdrawal activity over the past few weeks, according to new data from LINK.
Morrisons loyalty card

Morrisons ups loyalty

Morrisons has announced an overhaul of its loyalty scheme.
Unitas guides

New Unitas guides

Energy drinks and hard seltzers are the focus of Unitas Wholesale’s latest Plan for Profit category guides, the wholesaler has revealed.
Nisa Expo 2021

Dates set for virtual event

Nisa has announced the dates for its annual trade show which will be held virtually for the second consecutive year.
Ardeer Services

Cornerstone of community

Fewer than one in ten consumers cited fuel as their main reason for visiting a forecourt during the pandemic, according to new data from Lumina Intelligence.
The Leap Project

Gulf lends a hand

Grassroots organisations and local charities across the UK have received donations from customers and staff who are members of Oomph, the loyalty scheme from Gulf.
Costcutter Berwick

Spending big

Just across the border in Berwick Upon Tweed, a new Costcutter store has opened following a £120,000 refurbishment.
SPAR Wellbank

Wellbank store has Spar refit

Wellbank retailers Mariam and Samar Hayat have joined Spar Scotland.
One O One Gleddoch

One O One backs Healthy Living programme

Glasgow-based licensed retailer One O One has been doing its bit to help customers make healthier dietary choices.
Tesco healthier range

Health goals for Booker

Tesco has pledged to extend its commitment to healthier food to the Booker arm of its business, as well as its Central European operations.

Rise in retail crime is costing billions

The latest crime report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) paints a worrying picture, with retailers and store staff frequently facing threats, abuse and assault