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Tag: Scottish Grocers’ Federation

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.
The Fed national vice-president Mo Razzaq.

Concern over alcohol duty rate changes

Convenience channel leaders have warned of the negative impact changes to alcohol duty rates will have on retailers, consumers and criminal activity.
Scottish Grocers' Federation chief executive Pete Cheema.

Call for shop crime statistics transparency

The Scottish Grocers' Federation wants shop crime prosecution figures to be made public in a bid to deter offenders and encourage retailers to report incidents.
Baba's Kitchen & Costcutter retailer Abdul Majid.

SGF welcomes court’s DRS ruling

The Scottish Grocers' Federation has welcomed the news that independent retailer Abdul Majid has won his court battle with Circularity Scotland over the Deposit Return Scheme retailer handling fees.
A campaign to tackle underage drinking and youth disorder has been launched across Scotland. The “It’ll Cost You!” programme is a collaboration between Police Scotland, local authorities and alcohol producers and retailers and aims to raise awareness of the damaging effects and criminal nature of buying alcohol for under-18s.

Campaign aims to cut underage drinking

Police, retailers, alcohol producers and councils are launching a Scotland-wide "It'll Cost You!" campaign to drive down underage drinking and associated anti-social behaviour.
Food and Drink Federation Scotland chief executive David Thomson.

Food prices spark alarm

Industry experts have voiced concerns after food inflation hit its highest rate in over 45 years, according to official data.
Maxine Fraser and Pete Cheema

Standing up to the criminals

Convenience channel chiefs and workers were given top tips on tackling crime at a major Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) annual event last month.
Rural affairs secretary Mairi Gougeon.

£190k boost for Go Local

The Scottish Government has approved the fourth phase of the Go Local scheme aimed at encouraging c-stores to stock up on Scottish produce.
Nicola Sturgeon walking across stage with SNP in large letters

We’ll still push for our causes

Convenience and grocery industry leaders have vowed to continue to fight their corner with whoever becomes First Minister at the end of the month.
Till area of convenience store

Calling time on booze curbs

Drink and retail trade bodies have united to condemn proposals to severely restrict alcohol marketing in Scotland.

Learning lessons with Healthy Living Programme

A healthy breakfast doesn’t just set you up for the day… it can also set you up for life.
David Lonsdale and David Thomson

New bill help ‘not enough’

Convenience and grocery industry leaders have broadly reacted with dismay over the forthcoming changes to the energy bills support businesses will receive from government.
Pete Cheema and John Swinney.

Call for action on rates relief

Industry bodies across the Scottish retail sector are urging deputy first minister John Swinney and ScotGov to match the chancellor’s rates help for retailers in England and Wales.

SGF joins anti-assault vow

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation has joined emergency services, health colleagues and others to launch a National Assault Pledge.
Greens MSP Lorna Slater

Calls to delay DRS rejected

The Scottish Government has reaffirmed its commitment to deliver its deposit return scheme (DRS) on time despite calls from drinks and hospitality industry leaders for a pause.

Support plea for retailers

Industry leaders across Scotland have reacted to the UK Government’s new Autumn Budget and the impact it could go on to have on businesses.