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Tag: Scottish Grocers’ Federation

Evapo offers fake vape advice

Vape retailer Evapo has rolled out a new initiative to help consumers spot a fake vape with fears around the rise of the illicit trade due to the incoming ban.
The latest delay to the UK DRS sees the scheme pushed back by a further two years.

Scottish convenience leaders welcome DRS delay

Scottish convenience industry leaders have broadly welcomed the delay to the UK-wide deposit return scheme (DRS), provided Westminster strives to work with businesses.
Both Pete Cheema and Hussan Lal have blasted the decision to put up the MUP.

MUP rise ‘not the solution’

Scottish convenience channel leaders have slammed MSPs’ decision to increase the alcohol minimum unit price (MUP) from 50p to 65p.
TMA director Ruper Lewis addressed delegates at the SGF's crime seminar.

Fears voiced over phased generational ban

The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA) has spoken out about independent retailers’ concerns at the prospect of a phased generational ban on buying tobacco products.
Anand cheema, Umar Majid and Dan Brown discuss their concerns with event chairman Gary Robertson.

Retail crime ‘is destroying lives’

Well-known Scottish convenience retailers Dan Brown, Umar Majid and Anand Cheema have spoken out abou the cost and trauma of in-store crime.
The Retail Showcase was a big success for Bestway last year.

Convenience in brief | Bestway, SGF, Spar Scotland

Scottish Grocer highlights three stories that tell convenience retailers about the latest developments and news from Bestway, the Scottish Grocers' Federation and Spar Scotland.
Asda has opened 21 new Express convenience stores in recent weeks.

Convenience in brief | Asda, Aldi and SGF news

Scottish Grocer highlights three news stories that tell convenience retailers about the latest developments and news from Asda, Aldi and the Scottish Grocers' Federation.
Scottish Grocers' Federation chief executive Pete Cheema.

Further alcohol marketing consultation welcomed

Convenience retail and alcohol industry leaders have backed the Scottish Government’s decision to consult further with stakeholders over any new alcohol marketing regulations.
Kathryn Neil and the SGF Healthy Living Programme team have been visiting Spar stores for tours with youngsters.

Convenience in brief | Spar Scotland, SGF and Asda news

Scottish Grocer highlights three news stories that tell convenience retailers about the latest developments and news from Spar Scotland, the SGF and Asda.
Scottish Grocers' Federation chief executive Pete Cheema.

Concern over illicit vape sales inaction

A new study has highlighted a shocking lack of targeted enforcement action against rogue vape traders across 11 major UK cities, including Glasgow.

Autumn statement ‘a mixed bag’ for convenience channel

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's autumn statement brought mixed blessings for the convenience channel, according to industry leaders.
Scottish Grocers' Federation president Craig Brown addresses the conference. (Picture: Mike Wilkinson/photoshelter.com)

Convenience retailers gear up for future

Hundreds of convenience store retailers heard about a raft of ways to help future-proof their businesses at the Scottish Grocers' Federation annual conference.
SGF chief executive Pete Cheema is urging the Scottish Government to take action to combat retail crime.

Call for action on retail crime

Convenience store bosses and industry leaders have been calling on the Scottish Government to take urgent action to combat soaring retail crime.
Dipoti has called for clarity, while the SGF has launched a vape recycling scheme.

UK Government opens vape debate

Industry bodies have set out to allay concerns over disposable vapes after the UK Government launched a consultation amid fears about youth vaping.
Eve Peters and Anand Cheema kickstarted the SGF’s new pilot in Cheema’s store Costcutter – Fresh in Falkirk.

SGF and Elfbar unveil vapes recycling campaign

Vapes maker Elfbar and the Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) have announced the free provision of 1,000 co-branded in-store recycling bins to SGF members.
There have been warnings over the dangers of over-exposure to glycerol found in slush-ice drinks.

Retailers ‘behave responsibly on slushie sales’

Convenience channel bosses have spoken out to allay fears of irresponsible sales of slushies to youngsters following warnings of health dangers.