Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer


Business rates poundage capped by Budget

DEREK Mackay has confirmed the Scottish Government will rein in the poundage figure used to calculate business rates next year, while at the same time tweaking …

Retailers react to Nisa deal

NISA retailers have accepted The Co-op’s £143m offer to purchase the symbol group

Putting you in touch with the suppliers

The SG Convenience Conversations series resumes in January offering retailers, suppliers and a host of experts the chance to get around the table to discuss …

2017 in review

Improvements on business rates but questions still linger over DRS, promotions, pricing and a whole lot more

Stores shift in a positive direction

THIS year may have been a bit tumultuous on an industry-wide level, but on a store-by-store basis, many retailers have made great strides in 2017.

A sluggish autumn performance

SCOTTISH retailers had a bit of a struggle in October

Six months of footfall decline

FOOTFALL in Scottish stores has been declining for six consecutive months, according to the Scottish Retail

Multiples make solid headway

“Volume sales have increased by less than 1%, meaning it’s price rises keeping supermarket performance

Costcutter reaches supply deal with Co-op

THE Co-op and Costcutter Supermarkets Group have confirmed an agreement that will see the Co-op become the exclusive wholesale supplier to CSG

Catching out the proxy purchasers

A PROXY purchasing campaign in North Lanarkshire has reported 38 adults caught buying alcohol for children.

A new chief for Scotfresh

SCOTFRESH is seeking a new managing director

Fund for food to go

FOOD to go has gained government support following a commitment by cabinet secretary Fergus Ewing to create a new £250,000 capital investment programme

Time to protect shop workers

ADDITIONAL protections under the law for retailers and other workers selling age-restricted products have been given a further push

Landmark role for Amaan

UNITED Wholesale Grocers boss Amaan Ramzan has been elected vice chairman of Landmark Wholesale

Tesco-Booker gets green light

CMA finds no substantial competition concerns

Changes afoot at Camelot

Ahead of his appointment as Camelot chief executive, Nigel Raiton spent the summer conducting a strategic review of the business