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Monster Energy

Taking the low road

The sugar issue in soft drinks is influencing manufacturer, retailer and consumer behaviour but there are other important trends too. SOFT drinks is becoming a...
Certas Energy is using Scottish sites it bought in 2012 as a test bed for fuel retailing developments and forecourt store analysis.

Scottish sites aim to learn and teach

THE forecourt market may be challenging but there’s scope to succeed and a group of sites in Scotland might show the way forward. That’s what...

Mum’s gone to tweetland

WHETHER they are posting baby pictures or sharing shopping tips on Mumsnet, women with pre-school age children are the most plugged-in social media users...

A new style of retailing

From full-blown franchise store solutions, to parcel collections services, local dry-cleaning hook-ups, and opportunities to add a post office to a shop there are...
Swizzels is set to capitalise on those sweet-toothed, on-the-go, busy consumers.

Swizzels drives the sweeter commuter route

Sweet-toothed shoppers looking for something to munch on while they are out and about should be covered by the selection from Swizzels, the confectioner reckons.

Kopparberg now available in Marks & Spencer

Independent Swedish cider brand Kopparberg is now available in more than 350 Marks & Spencer stores. M&S listed two flavours from 22 April, Kopparberg Mixed...

Making bank with PayPoint

PAYPOINT has reached an exclusive deal with emerging digital bank Monzo that will allow account holders to deposit cash through payment terminals.

Scotland’s top alcohol brands: 3, 4 & 5

Scottish Grocer puts the spotlight on the top Scottish take-home alcoholic drink brands in Scotland using the list compiled by Kantar, here taking a look at brands 3-5.

Savoury success

CRISPS are a snack staple in Scotland’s convenience sector and for good reason. With customers continuing to grab bags when they’re on the go or...
Annabel Thomas, the chief executive and co-founder of Nc’nean Distillery.

One million for Nc’nean

Scotch whisky distillery Nc’nean has raised more than £1 million through a successful crowdfunding campaign
Nisa colleague outside store pointing at sign

Nisa’s £6m price help for c-stores

Nisa has announced a £6 million investment into the wholesale price of more than 1000 branded products as part of its bid to support its retailers.

Brits love their families… and curry

TOM yam kai, lamb bhuna, sushi, tapas, spaghetti alla puttanesca, Irish stew, croque monsieur, jambalaya. If we can say it (or even get close)...
AG Barr, Irn-Bru,

Barr says it’s looking good

IRN-BRU manufacturer, AG Barr, remains fizzy despite difficult trading conditions, according to a pre-close statement ahead of six-month results that it will release...

First franchise takes off

The first fully-refitted One Stop Franchise store in Scotland opened for business last month following what the One Stop team called an ‘instant launch...

WIN Ballygowan Natural Mineral Water

To support the launch of Ballygowan water in the UK, Britvic Soft Drinks is offering two lucky retailers the chance to win £50 of...
Simon Hannah Portrait

Big honour for Hannah

Simon Hannah, boss of Glasgow-based JW Filshill, has taken up the role of chairman of wholesale buying group Unitas.