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Nisa board recommends Co-op offer

The Co-op has offered to buy 100% of Nisa shares for up to £137.5m THE Co-op Group has made an offer to purchase Nisa, which has been unanimously recommended …

Nisa appoints interim CEO

Arnu Misra takes the helm as half year trading report shows sales on the up NISA has appointed an interim chief executive following the departure of Nick Read …

The search is on for 2018’s stars!

We’re now on the lookout for the 2018 Scottish Grocer Awards winners and if you think your store has what it takes, we want to hear from you.

Wholesaler call for halt to Tesco-Booker deal

SEVEN of the UK’s leading wholesalers have written a joint letter to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) urging it to block the Tesco-Booker merger, …

End of an era as Mitchells forced to close doors

Partners point to tough trading conditions and rise of the discounters ABERDEENSHIRE institution Mitchells The Dairy Shop and Tearoom will close its doors on …

Nisa CEO steps down

Nick Read, chief executive officer of Nisa Retail Limited (“Nisa”) has announced he is stepping down as CEO, ahead of an expected formal takeover offer …

Wilkie waves goodbye to milk

Dairy industry stalwart Sandy Wilkie is to retire from the end of this month, it has been

Government backs bottle deposit plan

The Scottish Government has announced it plans to introduce a deposit return scheme but it is not clear if this will apply to convenience stores

Over half have bought illegal tobacco

Over half of all smokers in Scotland have purchased illegal tobacco products, new research conducted by JTI has revealed

Nanny retailing?

Controversial research at the centre of the most recent meeting of the Cross Party Group on Independent Convenience Stores

Profit boost for Filshill

JW Filshill record increased operating profit of £1.1m in the year to January 31,

Caution amid good growth

Figures for the four weeks to 26 August found Scottish sales increased by 1.9% on a like-for-like basis compared to August

Job done at logistics site

GRAHAM’S the Family Dairy has officially opened its new logistics facility

Food fraud a real concern

ONE in five shoppers are most likely to blame the retailer in cases of food fraud, a new report has

FSS backs store change to fight obesity

SCOTLAND’S public sector food body has reiterated its call for measures to change the way products are promoted in stores, to help battle

Aldi goes after Ayrshire pork

AYRSHIRE-based pork producer Robertson’s Fine Foods has secured a £625,000 contract to supply Aldi’s 75 store strong Scottish