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Gemma Bateson JTI

New face for JTI lower risk

JTI has appointed a new head of reduced risk products.
Co-op water

Bottling up cash for water charity

MORE than half a million pounds has been raised by Nisa retailers for The One Foundation.
Spar donation to Marie Curie

Thousands in support

TENS of thousands of pounds have been raised by staff and customers at Spar Scotland for end of life charity Marie Curie.

Scotmid digs deep for SAMH

RETAILER Scotmid has donated thousands of pounds to the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

Spar provides protection

ONE million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been delivered to Marie Curie nurses by Spar UK.
Shopper in store

Confidence is on the up

SHOPPER confidence has risen to its highest level in over a year, according to the IGD Shopper Confidence Index.

Recycling mask pilot

A RECYCLING scheme for used face masks has been launched by high street homeware retailer Wilko.
Appy Shop app

An appy year ahead

ONLINE shopping platform Appy Shop has announced it is teaming up with EPOS and service provider TSG UK.

Demand for c-store deliveries

ONLINE grocery delivery now accounts for 7% of total c-store sales, according to the UK Wholesale Market Report.
Jisp and Bestway Wholesale partnership

Tech rollout at Bestway

WHOLESALER Bestway has announced it will roll out technology from Hampshire-based firm Jisp following a successful trial period.
National Lottery sign

Lottery limit law under fire

CALLS for under 18s to be able to sell national lottery tickets and scratchcards have been issued by the Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) ahead of the new age to play restrictions coming into force on 22 April.

No first foot for shops

THE Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has slammed a move to ban trading on New Year’s Day, claiming it is “short sighted” and “surreal”.
LINK ATM at Kinloss Barracks

Linking the community

A NEW free-to-use cash machine has been installed in Kinloss as part of an access to cash initiative from LINK.
Spar Coulton retailer Mike Leonard

Major revamp in Coylton

SOUTH Ayrshire independent retailer Chris McCallum has given his Spar store a major overhaul, revamping his offer through a four-week refit.

Amazon store open in London

DIGITAL retail giant Amazon has opened a new till-less store concept in London.
Lidl deposit return scheme

Lidl launches a DRS trial

DISCOUNTER Lidl GB has launched a deposit return scheme (DRS) trial at selected stores, ahead of the launch of DRS in Scotland next summer.