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Lomond snaps up Hall’s Direct

CONVENIENCE sector wholesaler Hall’s Direct has been snapped up by Lomond – The Wholesale Food Co in a deal which will see the two businesses integrated …

Sluggish tobacco sell-through could leave retailers in the lurch

New data reveals nearly half of cigarettes sold in last week of March were non-compliant with pending regulations NEW sales data from March has revealed that …

BoE paper fivers finished

English five-pound note loses legal tender status PAPER five-pound notes circulated by the Bank of England expire tomorrow (5 May) marking the last day on …

P&H agrees new refinancing deal

WHOLESALER Palmer & Harvey has agreed a new refinancing deal with JTI and Imperial Tobacco for an undisclosed sum. The company, which is owned by current …

Tennent’s invests in low emission trucks

Tennent’s has unveiled a fleet of lower emission trucks following a significant investment. The trucks operate Euro 6 Diesel engines helping reduce …

‘Focus on the day job’

Bestway’s managing director on wholesale, alcohol, tobacco, Tesco, Booker and Brexit. MARTIN Race was named as Bestway’s new managing director in August …

United in celebration

UNITED Wholesale celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Queenslie depot in style with three weeks of festivities, culminating in a ‘Glasvegas’ gala dinner …

Firms to ship jobs abroad

BREXIT may mean job losses as Diageo and Nestle UK sit poised to axe hundreds of jobs allegedly over fears around the UK departure from the EU. Nestle UK has …

Right up for a challenge

Scotmid eyeing success despite market troubles EDINBURGH-based independent co-operative Scotmid saw its trading profit drop by £5.3m despite an increase in …

Spar blooms for charity

Spar employees and customers around the UK donned yellow daffodils for the launch of a new partnership with terminal illness charity Marie Curie. Stores in …

It’s a sweet deal

Confectionery importer and wholesaler Innovative Bites has acquired Hancocks Holdings in a move which boosts its sales team  to more than 150 and expands its …

Highland store closes doors

Laggan Stores, in the heart of the Highlands, has closed its doors following a UK Home Office decision to deport the family behind the business. As Scottish …

Digging deep for First Aid

Scotmid has pedalled out £15,500 in support for St Andrew’s First Aid, allowing the charity to boost its two-wheeled cycle response team. The latest …

Evolution for Nisa

Symbol group Nisa launched its new Store of the Future 2 Evolution format, which it says offers retailers a greater degree of flexibility, at its annual …

A spotlight on off-sales

Report makes tough recommendations A Scottish Government funded charity has made noises in favour of a clamp down on licences for convenience retailers in the …

Tobacco hits deadline day

EU regulations tightening the rules on tobacco sales come into force this month, and retailers who fail to comply could face prosecution. From 21 May, all …