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Tag: Scottish Grocers’ Federation

RVM Systems

RVM firm teams up with SGF

REVERSE vending machine firm RVM Systems Ltd has joined the Scottish Grocers’ Federation – as Scotland’s c-store retailers prepare for the rollout of DRS in Scotland next year.
Pete Cheema, chief executive of the SGF, called for clarity on deposit return.

Clarity needed on key issues

SCOTTISH Grocers’ Federation chief executive Pete Cheema has voiced major concerns around the development of Scotland’s deposit return scheme.
(Clockwise from top left) Retailers Majid, Brown, Rajak, and Dr. John Lee.

More harm than good

PROPOSALS to limit the advertising and promotion of vaping products in Scotland have come under fire from Scottish retailers.

Green light for more Go Local

THE Scottish Government has given approval for the third phase of a scheme aimed at encouraging c-stores to stock up on Scottish produce.
Anand Cheema

New Fascia in Falkirk

Falkirk retailer Anand Cheema has signed on with Bestway and will now trade under the wholesaler’s Costcutter symbol.

Ending WFH helps city stores

INDUSTRY leaders from Scotland’s retail sector have welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to end work-from-home orders.

Hundreds report retail crime in store

ALMOST 300 incidents of abuse against shop staff have been reported to police since a new law protecting retail workers came into force on 24 August last year.

Demanding conference

THE Scottish Grocers Federation welcomed hundreds of guests to the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow for its first annual conference event since the onset of the Covid crisis.

Shop report finds drop in staffing

SCOTLAND’S convenience store sector has maintained the same retail footprint throughout the pandemic, although it has shed jobs according to the SGF’s annual Local Shop Report.
Two men are holding red signs that read "Violence threats abuse"

New Retail Assault Law Goes Live

SCOTLAND’s retailers and staff have greater protection under the law, now that the Protection of Workers Act has come into force.

Speak out about abuse

A new campaign fronted by Crimestoppers Scotland, Fearless.org and the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF), aims to raise awareness on how violence and abuse impact on retail staff

Rates relief for one year

Retailers are set to benefit from 100% business rates relief to the end of the 2021/22 financial year

Retailers left in the lurch

Edinburgh retailers have expressed dismay at the announcement that online delivery platform Shoply will be pulling its service from stores in the capital.

SGF match-funding pilot scheme launched

The Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) has launched a new initiative that will see £100,000 invested in ten local shops
Healthy Living Programme director Kathryn Neil at the Welby Loyalty Card launch.

Big push for healthy living

The Healthy Living Programme is rolling out a raft of new resources for retailers this autumn.
man with mask in shop

SGF calls for enforcement

Retailers report mask use slipping