Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Lotto double prize weekend

CAMELOT will double every fixed-cash prize in this Saturday’s Lotto draw.

Slowdown as summer stalls

It might still technically be in growth, but the UK grocery sector is continuing to suffer from a slowdown .

Scottish sales ‘very troubling’

Retailers in Scotland have seen another month of disappointing sales .

Sainsbury’s launches DRS

Sainsbury's Braehead, in Glasgow, has become the latest store to introduce a reverse vending machine (RVM) for plastic bottles and cans .

Lunch more lucrative

Food to go retailers take note: lunch is now officially the most popular meal that is bought out of the home .

Soft bubble goes pop

AG Barr has said that it expects to see sales down by 10% and profits by as much as 20%

A dozen new Lidl stores for Scotland

Lidl has announced plans for further expansion in Scotland, with 12 new stores to open in the next three years .

Cash still crucial for Scotland

More withdrawals than London and South East .

‘It is social media that’s got us here’

Stenhousemuir store celebrates 10,000 Facebook likes .

A big honour for Boyd

Boyd Tunnock has been given another impressive accolade to mark his inclusion on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list .

Investing in local

Scotmid has appointed Kirsty George as local food sourcing manager .

Producers to take responsibility

The UK Government is set to introduce a new packaging producer responsibility system, where the ‘polluter pays’ for the cost of recycling .
Scottish Grocer front cover August 2019
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The Convenience Guide Scotland 2019/20

Read insight & advice for convenience retailers right here

Retail veterans push for charity

New GroceryAid team has big plans for Scotland .

Wilson goes all in on food to go

Margins are up at Keystore More Lanark .

Sipping on a gin by the bay

Dunnet Bay Distillery goes from strength to strength .

Awards profile

Maynard Bassetts wine gums reduced sugar

Another lower sugar release

Wine Gums are the latest brand to get a low-sugar makeover, with parent firm Mondelez releasing a new variant that contains 30% less sugar.

Pink gin for the summer

Accolade Wines reckons its got just the thing for summer 2019 – Echo Falls Summer Berries Pink Gin .