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Calling all retailers, we’re on the hunt for Scotland’s best

TODAY marks the start of Scottish Grocer’s annual search for the finest retailers and stores in the country, so this is your chance to be a part of …

Not much room for manoeuvre

SPRING’S flurry of tobacco regulations – from plain packaging to minimum pack sizes – appear to be hitting revenues at stores across Scotland, but what …

NPD has hemp at its heart

IMPERIAL Tobacco has expanded its Rizla range of cigarette papers with the launch of Rizla Natura.

Incentives on the up, study claims

Increase in retailer rewards found in wake of tobacco display ban

Knowledge is key to sales

THERE has never been more choice of beer for UK consumers, with campaign group There’s A Beer For That reporting over 2,000 breweries currently producing …

Rocking up online helps beer brand

RADIO X presenter Gordon Smart is the host for the second episode of Red Stripe’s online series This Feeling TV.

Cans land at garden party

BELGIAN beer brand Heverlee is making a move into the off-trade.

Value up but volume flat

EMPTY nesters buy more beer for home consumption than any other age group in the UK, according to the latest findings by research firm Kantar Worldpanel.

Danish flavoured festivals

CARLSBERG joined music company Live Nation to add a Scandinavian flavour to festivals throughout the UK this summer.

Hot chocolate is heating up

THE market for hot chocolate and malted drinks appears to be in rude health, according to Mars Chocolate Drinks & Treats.

Quality top of coffee agenda

As more consumers switch on to stronger coffee blends, retailers may need to adapt

Feeling it in your bones

LONDON-based firm Love Taste Company is bringing some hot beverage trends from overseas to British shoppers with the launch of a new range of bone broths.

Scotland a nation of tea lovers

SCOTTISH consumers are drinking more tea than their counterparts south of the border according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

Fruity flavour proving a hit

FRUIT and flavoured teas have been sweetening tea sales figures with the variety on offer attracting more and more consumers to the category.

Getting to grips with premium tea

There are big returns to be had from the higher margin products in the healthier sectors of the tea category.

Awards profile – The Dairy Award (Independent Store) 2016

Winner: Spar, Renfrew The Dairy Award (Independent Store) Sponsored by: Müller