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Dr Colette Backwell, director of the Scottish Food and Drink Federation.

Food and drink for healthy progress

PUBLIC Health is everyone’s business, Scotland’s food and drink manufacturing industry is playing its part in the battle to change the country’s poor diet...
Martin Glenn

Grocers put Holyrood on the spot

SCOTLAND’S convenience sector representative group the Scottish Grocers’ Federation put Scottish Government policy on the spot at its conference held last month at Prestonfield...
Identity cards

ID proofs extended from next month

Overseas identity cards and armed forces documents added to list of acceptable evidence for age-restricted products EUROPEAN national identity cards, Biometric UK Residents Permits and...

Make town centre policy watertight

Small shops groups call for crackdown on loopholes to stop more out-of-town superstore projects THE Scottish Grocers’ Federation and the Association of Convenience Stores have...
Licensing fees are supposed to pay for the workings the system but he suspects they may turning a profit for some of the councils that administer them.

Variations on a theme – Trade still looking for answers

The Scottish Government has been consulting on the workings of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. Several areas of the law were highlighted for consideration....
Ross Kerr, director of the SGF Healthy Living Programme. He spent much of his career in crisps and snacks sales and marketing and says many FMCG brands would envy the retailer use of POS material that the programme has achieved.

New foods set to get with the programme

Ross Kerr is director of the SGF Healthy Living Programme, which has just received new Scottish Government funding. Patrick Duffy found out more. The sg...
REPRESENTATIVES groups for Scotland’s large and small shops gave a cautious welcome to the news that retailers will have to charge for plastic carrier bags from next year.

Shops group welcomes charity move on bags

REPRESENTATIVES groups for Scotland’s large and small shops gave a cautious welcome to the news that retailers will have to charge for plastic carrier...
New store in town

New store in town – Alloa opening

A new Spar store opened at Medwyn Place in Alloa last month, after the renovation of the town’s former Medwyn Stores. New owner is...
Till point sweets under threat?

Till point sweets under threat?

Draft government policy asks retailers and caterers to remove all confectionery from point of sale SCOTLAND’S retailers, including convenience store operators, look set to be...

CJ Lang takes two more – Carnoustie stores aquired

SPAR wholesaler and retailer CJ Lang has bought two Spar stores and post offices in Carnoustie from independent retailer and former Scottish Grocers’ Federation...
Blair Jenkins, chief executive of Yes Scotland, above left. Eddie Barnes, political editor of Scotland on Sunday, above centre. And Jackson Carlaw MSP, Better Together. The three panellists gave their views on the independence campaigns so far at the Scottish Grocers’ Federation’s special independence debate in Edinburgh last month.

A retail take on Scotland’s future

IN roughly 15 months time residents of Scotland will decide Scotland’s political destiny when they vote in the referendum on independence. And trade group the...