Tag: SGF

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.
Hand holding a vape with green background

C-stores back vaping as a tool

THE Scottish Grocers’ Federation has called on the Scottish Government to recognise the power of vaping in the fight against tobacco smoking.

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.

Budget reaction

INDUSTRY leaders have expressed their disappointment with the Scottish Government’s decision to end 100% non-domestic rates relief for retail businesses.

United call for retail discount

THIRTEEN leading business representative groups have called on the Scottish finance secretary to introduce a business rates discount for all retail premises.

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.
Daniel Johnson MSP promoting retail crime bill

Finish line in sight for retail crime bill

The campaign to offer retailers more protection from abuse and assault under the law has come tantalisingly close to victory

Plug pulled on promos ban

ScotGov holds fire on HFSS legislation

Retail crime bill secures committee backing

A CAMPAIGN to provide shopworkers with more protection under the law has taken a major step forward. MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and...
Deposit return schemes utilising reverse vending machines are already in use in a number of European countries.

Industry warns COVID crisis could spell DRS disaster

THE Scottish Government has come under fire from retail industry leaders over its decision to launch a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers...
Politician With Signs

Pushing for shopworker protection

THE SCOTTISH Grocers Federation has renewed calls for the Scottish Parliament to introduce greater protections for retail workers under the law. In a letter to...
Closed shops

Grants for all stores

Scottish Government u-turns on grant rules to offer funding for multiple properties in a single business