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Tag: Scottish Grocers’ Federation

Sector key to economy

The vital role of c-store retailers for communities and the economy has been highlighted by the SGF’s Scottish Local Shop Report.
Pete Cheema and Tom Arthur with some of the other conference speakers.

Why you need to ‘tech’ control

Major players in the convenience sector have been told how embracing advanced technology now is key to future success.
PM Rishi Sunak.

PM’s warm reception

Industry leaders have welcomed the appointment of Rishi Sunak as the new prime minister, in the hopes it will lead to some market stabilisation.
MHouse boss Faisal Sattar

Boost profits through data

Hundreds of retailers have heard how making use of the data and technology provided by an intelligent EPOS can boost profits.
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