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Inflation ups challenge

CONVENIENCE stores across the country face a further challenge with inflation rates at the highest level since September 2013, says software provider Epos Now. …

Lidl by Lidl, it keeps growing

DISCOUNTERS Aldi and Lidl now account for more than 12% of grocery sales in Britain, according to the latest Nielsen retail data. The research reveals that …

Labelled responsibly

ADVICE from the UK’s four chief medical officers on the intake of alcohol is reflected in new labelling revealed by the Scottish Retail Consortium. As well …

Stepping up fight against cyber crime

THE British Retail Consortium has launched a cyber security ‘toolkit’ with a range of recommendations for retail businesses to help them protect themselves …

TRA: New regs hurting c-stores

A new survey conducted by the Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance suggests  convenience stores are already feeling the impact of new tobacco legislative …

Mobile payments go live at Nisa

Symbol group sets out to make payments via QR codes available to all retail members DIGITAL marketing and data company Zapper has teamed up with Nisa to launch …

Food sales continue to climb

SCOTLAND’S shopkeepers saw a second successive month in which retail sales nudged down in February, though food and drink sales were on the up. The Scottish …

Aiming for an extra challenge

CONVENIENCE retailing entrepreneur Harris Aslam has set his sights on a new challenge, with plans to open a new store at the site of the former Nisa Extra in …

Scots first for ‘Stone Willy’

A service station in Falkirk has become the first forecourt in Scotland to offer the Stone Willy food-to-go range from the USA. With a hot food range including …

Roadshow aims to highlight food crime

THE Scottish Food Crime Unit, part of Food Standards Scotland, launched a roadshow last month to raise awareness of the different types of food fraud, the …

Scottish Food & Drink Partnership unveils new vision for country

Double food and drink by 2030 A new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry has been unveiled by industry body …

DRS: debate intensifies

The debate over a proposed deposit return scheme for Scotland has continued to rumble on over the past month, with trade associations now split over the best …

New pound coin is nearly here

The new 12-sided pound coin will go into circulation on 28 March, marking the biggest change to the coin in over three decades. Retailers can accept both coins …

Soft drink levy rates revealed

Chancellor confirms figures for added sugar soft drinks in Budget SOFT drinks with a sugar content of 5g or more per 100ml will be subject to an 18p per litre …

Tight purses hurting sales

SALES growth for Scottish retailers stalled in January following a strong Christmas, new figures have revealed. The Scottish Retail Consortium – KPMG …

Plans are afoot

Lidl eyes expansion with new multi-million pound Scottish headquarters North Lanarkshire Council has given the green light to discounter Lidl’s plans to …