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Forget about the weather

Scottish climate is no barrier to BBQ sales Scottish barbecue season may sound like the start of a joke but despite sometimes dreich weather, the reality is a …

A new leaf

The market for tea has been changing for some time now, and with sectors like green and fruit claiming more converts, along with coffee, black tea is no longer …

From farm to fork prevails

Organic is in the ascendancy LOCAL brands chime with customers for a number of reasons and the idyllic vision of wholesome produce is certainly one of these. …

Scottish food is under fire

FSS takes aim at ‘unhealthy’ options SCOTLAND’S food industry could be facing increased regulation in future, if recent recommendations from Food …

New directions: Harry Singh, Londis of Carstairs Junction

After finishing school aged 18, Harry Singh stepped into the back of his family’s Carstairs Junction store to pore over sales data. Now he’s at the helm of …

Head to the hills

Championing fresh produce, food to go and its partnerships with local butchers and bakers the fifth store for Eros Retail, Greens of Tillicoultry has just …

Merchandising breeds success

How to turn heads with bagged sweets EVERYONE wants to be like a kid in a sweetshop once in a while and the image of wide-eyed customers ogling a display is no …

Sell through branded now

Implementation date approaches and, for many retailers, changes to tobacco  retailing regulations that will apply when EU Tobacco Products Directive …

Brits eat the most treats

BISCUITS are a UK national treasure, according to Pladis. And it says with more than 99% of households buying biscuits ever year, Britons have the highest per …

A world of difference

Scottish Grocer speaks to three leading retailers to learn their approach to biscuits and cakes BISCUITS have become an everyday treat for Scots and recent …

Bags are on their way up

Sharing format sales rising IMPULSE is at the heart of convenience retailing and when it comes to boosting basket spend there’s hardly a heavier hitter in …

Category in good health

Firms see bright future ahead Every category has its moment and for functional and energy drinks, that moment could well be now. With sales in growth and …

It’s all about the impulse

IMPULSE ice cream is an area that offers significant potential for increased sales, says Unilever’s Partners for Growth programme. And it has laid out a …

Searching for an edge

Brands adapt to meet the needs of a changing youth culture YOUNG adults today are arguably one of the most diverse consumer groups imaginable. With everything …

Scots buy more bread

SCOTTISH shoppers make on average two trips a week to buy bread products which is 10 more trips over the course of the year than the typical GB shopper.   …

Get the prep done now

With a raft of rule changes for tobacco sales coming into force this spring, Scottish Grocer takes a look at how larger packs and plain packaging may affect …