Make your exit just as you had planned

When should you begin to prepare for the time you sell or leave the business? Ideally, the moment you establish the business. PLANNING for exit...

Don’t let doomsday knock you down

You may love retail, you may have an excellent store but things can change – so structure your business to protect your personal life NO-ONE...

Shelf space – the competition frontier

Brand owners may well offer incentives to ensure good positions in store but if that excludes competitors there could be competition concerns FROM fridges to...

Finding the best way to chill

Test the effect and make your refrigeration choice CHILLED food and drink products are becoming ever more important for c-stores but at the same time...

Holders to take a drinks refresher

It might seem difficult to believe but it’s nearly time for the first succsessful Personal Licence Holder trainees to carry out their refresher training....

Enhanced Capital Allowance

WHAT is the ECA? It’s explained on the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) website www.gov.uk/decc The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme enables businesses to...

Aiming for the best

BEST-one, the symbol store operation linked to Batleys and Bestway, has launched an online training programme for independent retailers and their staff, which aims...
Hamlyns of Scotland

Partners seek growth

TALK to people with decades of experience in the food and drink business and they’ll often use the word broker. It describes a company...
Jane Green is a partner and head of the Employment & Pensions team at Maclay Murray & Spens LLP and a member of the firm’s Food and Drink team.

Employee shares – tread carefully

Involving staff in ownership of retail and other businesses could be beneficial. But it could also lead to confusion over the status of different...
Accountant Ellen Waters argues that the introduction of the PAYE Real Time Information system will spur retailers to think about outsourcing payroll tasks.

Should real time be on your time?

Accountant Ellen Waters argues that the introduction of the PAYE Real Time Information system will spur retailers to think about outsourcing payroll tasks. by Ellen...
INVERARAY Post Office and Store in Inveraray, in Argyll & Bute, under the ownership of a husband and wife team since 1996, is to be taken over by a buyer from Suffolk, England after being sold through business agent Bruce & Co.

Lifestyle switch for sale

INVERARAY Post Office and Store in Inveraray, in Argyll & Bute, under the ownership of a husband and wife team since 1996, is to...

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...

CJ Lang takes honours – Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards

CJ Lang & Son, the Dundee-based food and drink wholesaler, has been named the best wholesale business in Scotland at the Scottish Wholesale Achievers...

Tobacco changes set to run and run – by Alison Bryce

by Alison Bryce. Alison Bryce is a partner and head of Maclay Murray & Spens’ IP & Technology team, and a member of the...

Up for sale – C-store in Ayrshire on main street position

AN established Ayrshire c-store business is on sale through the Glasgow office of business agent, Christie + Co. Binghams Premier Convenience Store in Glaisnock Street,...

Comrie and Hawkhill Post Offices in new hands

COMRIE Post Office, a business at the heart of the Perth and Kinross town, has been sold through Bruce & Co. The shop, which...