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Macb water recall

COTT Beverages, the firm behind Macb water, has issued a product recall on its Strawberry & Kiwi flavoured still water flavour. The recall has been issued …

Mars issues precautionary recall

Potential Salmonella presence prompts recall of select batches of Galaxy, Teasers and Minstrels SKUs MARS Chocolate UK is voluntarily recalling products due …

Aldi expanding its Scottish range

Discounter commits to 14% increase in Scottish products over two years DISCOUNTER Aldi has revealed plans to boost its investment in Scotland by …

Sainsbury’s considering P&H deal?

Sainsbury’s is rumoured to be exploring a takeover bid for delivered wholesaler Palmer & Harvey, in a move to meet the combined power of …

GroceryAid launches #notbuyingit campaign

INDUSTRY charity GroceryAid has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of issues affecting thousands of people in the trade, such as debt, loneliness, …

Stuck with illegal stock

Data suggests retailers left with tobacco stock they can’t sell THOUSANDS of retailers may have been left with tobacco stock it is now illegal for them to …

£3,000 goes to the dogs

Certas Energy has raised £3,000 for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association from the sale of plastic bags across its 25 forecourts in Scotland. The cheque …

Most wrong on sugar tax

THE majority of shoppers “hugely misunderstand” sugar tax, according to research from Nielsen. Although nearly eight in 10 shoppers are aware of the new …

Exploring alternatives

EPOS firm suggests looking beyond bill payments for footfall BILL payments may not be the footfall driver some retailers believe it is, an EPOS firm has …

Shoppers strike gold at Scotmid

Scotmid Co-operative store in Pilrig kicked off its new range of local produce and marked the occasion by dishing out 50 golden tickets to customers – with …

Presidential appointments

ANDY Higginson, chairman of Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, has been appointed as president of GroceryAid, the grocery industry charity, effective from 1 July. …

‘Delivering hope’ on vans

DELIVERED wholesaler Palmer & Harvey has partnered with the charity Missing People for a new initiative ‘Delivering Hope’ to raise the profile of …

Crime focus at Holyrood

CPG discusses impact of crime on convenience TACKLING crime against retailers was the focal point of discussions at the latest meeting of the Cross Party Group …

Food the star performer for retailers

FOOD sales are swinging in a positive direction in the Scottish retail sector, new figures produced by KPMG for the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) have …

Even more Scottish

Discounter Lidl expands local produce range by one quarter in Scotland Scottish produce took centre stage at the Lighthouse in Glasgow when Lidl’s regional …

Growth levels hit old heights

SUPERMARKET growth has hit its highest rate for over three years as consumers show confidence in grocery spending, new figures have suggested. The latest UK …