Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

C-stores set for strong season?

C-stores set for strong season?

HIM sees major 2014 festive opportunities for local shops and CTP figures show how Scotland is different COULD 2014 end with a..

Convenience not in our plan says Lidl

Convenience not in our plan says Lidl

Discounter says news reports of small shops are off the mark NATIONAL newspaper reports suggesting low-priced grocery chain Lidl..

Stepping up to the plate

Stepping up to the plate

Harris won’t be going for Nisa CEO but he is promising some fresh thinking by John McNee AN 18-year-old retailer from Fife,..

Lynagh to head up wholesalers

Lynagh to head up wholesalers

Booker area manager becomes second chief to return to SWA presidency BOOKER area manager, Eddie Lynagh, has been named the new..

Jobs claim questioned

Jobs claim questioned

C-store group says big store expansions likely to hit retail employment ALDI’S pledge to create 35,000 new jobs in the next seven..

Shoppers plan to click and collect

Shoppers plan to click and collect

SCOTTISH Christmas shoppers are buying their gifts online then picking them up from collection points in greater numbers than ever..

Retail resolutions

Think local, think special

STOCKING local products is one of the easiest ways for a c-store to give itself a point of difference. Whether it’s a shop in a..

December 2014

A local power base

A West Lothian business is taking the ‘source local’ message to its logical conclusion. Hopetoun Farm Shop has installed a solar..

December 2014

All the way down to zero

SCOTTISH businesses can find out more about how to cut waste and make themselves more energy-efficient by accessing the range of support..

December 2014

Ready to go green?

MUCH has been made of the environmental and ethical benefits of energy efficiency. However, ‘going green’ can be as much about..

December 2014

Make the best of the bag charge

IT’S too soon to gauge the impact of the Scottish Government’s carrier bag charge, introduced in October, but it is hoped that by..

December 2014

A profitable 2015

Be prepared for the darkness

BY the time your customers pack up the last of the tinsel and make their way back to the office-hours life, just after the New Year,..

December 2014

A fresh start

AS 2014 has drawn to an end some fascinating and encouraging findings from specialist convenience channel market analyst HIM Research &..

December 2014

Future shopping on Easy Street

WHAT do the expert crystal ball gazers and consumer insight gurus expect to be the big trends in 2015 and will they have an impact on..

December 2014

Crisps and snacks

Empty nesters snack champs

SCOTLAND is home to just under 9% of the population of Great Britain, but it accounts for 10% of take-home sales of snacks such as..

December 2014

More to meat

WHILE bags of crisps, nuts and similar products may still account for the largest share of the snacks market, Kerry Foods reckons..

December 2014

Pulling power

IT has been another busy year for some of the UK’s biggest names in snacks – and it’s not over yet. Through 2014, the brand team at..

December 2014

Popcorn goes for freedom

FREE-FROM snack producer Ten Acre has launched a new range of popcorn. Gluten, dairy and MSG-free, as well as suitable for vegans, Ten..

December 2014

Healthy look

WHITWORTHS has redesigned its snacking range in a bid to appeal to health-conscious consumers. The new design of its snack packs of dried..

December 2014

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