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Store franchise to head north?

Store franchise to head north?

TESCO-owned convenience store operator and franchise operation One Stop is remaining tight-lipped on rumours that it could be about to..

Labour plans £8 NMW rate

Labour plans £8 NMW rate

ORGANISATIONS representing convenience store operators across the UK have slammed the Labour Party’s intention to increase the rate..

Time to get back to work

Time to get back to work

SCOTLAND’S people have voted to remain a part of the United Kingdom and now, the country’s independent retailers have been left to..

Profit edges up at Scotmid

Profit edges up at Scotmid

SCOTMID, Scotland’s largest independent retail co-operative has posted a small increase in profit and an increase in turnover in its..

Christmas confectionery & gifts

Surprises in store this Christmas

FERRERO is expanding its Kinder gifting range this Christmas by introducing Kinder Mini Mix 79g selection pack (RRP £2.49). The array..

October 2014

A season for sweets

NOVELTY and nostalgia are, in many respects, what Christmas is all about. And confectionery firms say sweets are ideally placed to..

October 2014

Christmas comes to the crunch

Brands giant Mondelez International broke new ground when it brought the best of confectionery and biscuits together – blending Cadbury..

October 2014

Stocking up for pets

PET owners who want to treat their cats and dogs this Christmas will certainly have plenty of choice, thanks to the release of new..

October 2014

Beer

Darker future?

TAX changes have benefited beer sales in Britain in recent years and continuing pressures on pubs have seen sales move to the..

October 2014

Jonny’s the toast of Deuchars

THERE’S the Edinburgh Festival, which is one of the most highly regarded arts festivals in the world. There’s the Edinburgh..

October 2014

Oak specialist reaches £10m

SPECIALIST beer firm Innis & Gunn, a pioneer in spirit cask-aged ales, saw sales break through £10m last year. Turnover to end 2013..

October 2014

New look for market leader

SCOTLAND’S best-selling beer, Tennent’s Lager, got a new off-trade look in the summer when the brand team refreshed its..

October 2014

Cider

2014 brings a hot season to build on

CIDER, of all types,traditionally does well in summer. So, with some decent weather to enjoy this year, was it a boom time for cider..

October 2014

Scots catching up

The long alcoholic drinks market has become very interesting in recent years. Off-trade growth has been decent in the last 12 months and..

October 2014

Flavours of the moment

CIDER has had a good 12 months and, more recently a good summer of 2014. But that comes on the back of a period when the boom of a few..

October 2014

On a roll

HEINEKEN, the giant drinks company behind brands like Foster’s, Kronenbourg 1664, Desperados, Bulmer, Strongbow and Old Mout, sees..

October 2014

Energy drinks

Still booming

ENERGY drinks, including functional or stimulant drinks and glucose-based drinks, have been the star performers in the soft drinks..

October 2014

Thinking inside the box

ENERGY drink brand, Emerge has been targeting some of Britain’s bright things in its latest activity. It has just embarked on a..

October 2014

Changing to meet needs

THE Mintel research covered in our report on pages 66 and 68 shows that while some consumers have been buying into functional and..

October 2014