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Disposable ban ‘is not the solution’

Industry leaders urge the government to rethink the ban on disposable vaping products following Humza Yousaf's announcement of a consultation on the matter.

SGF looks to the future

The SGF Annual Conference makes its return on 12 & 13 October with plenty of industry insights and insights into the future of retailing.
Eve Peters and Anand Cheema kickstarted the SGF’s new pilot in Cheema’s store Costcutter – Fresh in Falkirk.

SGF launches disposable vape recycling pilot

The SGF and Elfbar have teamed up to launch a new disposable vape recycling pilot scheme which is set to run across 20 SGF members' stores.

HLP is out delivering messages

The Healthy Living Programme has been taking its healthy cooking and wellbeing advice on the road to keep people well informed on the charity's work.

Industry warns over alcohol hike

The Scottish Government is considering raising the minimum unit pricing on off-trade alcohol products, raising the prices for consumers.
Scottish Grocers' Federation chief executive Pete Cheema.

SGF wages war over pay

The SGF has voiced its fears over rising staff wages, claiming that, in addition to the financial crisis costs, this will only push up prices for consumers.

FM must act on his promises

Industry chiefs have reacted to First Minister Humza Yousaf's New Deal for Business – urging the FM to follow up on his words with effective actions.

Where is Scotland left on DRS?

Questions remain about the future of Scotland's deposit return scheme as retailers look for compensation over expended costs to install and run machines.

Yousaf says no to DRS compensation

First Minister Humza Yousaf says there is no case for compensation over the delay to Scotland's DRS prompting outrage from the retail channel.
Scottish Grocers' Federation chief executive Pete Cheema.

Exasperation over DRS chaos

Scotland's convenience channel leaders have been speaking up as the future of the proposed Deposit Return Scheme hangs in the balance.

Convenience in brief | The latest news in the sector

Scottish Grocer takes a look at the Scottish convenience sector and brings together three news stories covering recent events.

Industry leaders back FM’s DRS delay

Industry leaders from across the convenience channel have welcomed the new measures introduced by new First Minister Humza Yousaf, including the delay to DRS.

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.
John Swinney at the SGF hustings

Scottish retail leaders welcome freeze on business rates

Convenience channel leaders have welcomed the Scottish Government’s 2023-24 budget moves to keep financial pressures off businesses.
Grocery Aid staff charity auction

GroceryAid aims to grow charity in 2023

Organisers for GroceryAid have set out ambitious plans to grow the charity’s presence in Scotland during 2023.
Shopkeeper Asif Mohammad stands outside his convenience shop next to a hand written sign about energy prices.

Act on energy or shops will shut

As soaring energy costs threaten viable businesses, Scottish business owners have been sounding the alarm over electricity price hikes.