Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

2018 forecast and must stocks

Trends for the times ahead

Data giant Mintel looks to 2018 and beyond

Freshening up in the new year

Rob Keeling, managing director at Airpure, highlighted how familiar brands from childhood have been bumping up sales.

Free-from crisps on the rise

Launched in 2014, Ten Acre’s range of free-from crisps is now available in 10 flavours

Digital future for c-stores

PayPoint backs innovation

Home care solutions

This year saw Jeyes launch its new Smart Brush Barbecue Cleaner, offering consumers a gel cleaner with built in brush application

Heard it on the grapevine

THINGS are changing in the wine market and retailers offering more unusual grapes could do well in 2018

Gluten is frozen out

Dr. Oetker eyes category growth going forward

More space in chillers for low and no sugar

Energy drinks without the sugar content will be an essential part of any convenience offer in 2018

For the time pressed

The Tigg’s range is available in five flavours in both 250g and 25g packs.

Chocolate ticks the boxes

Bean and Pod reckons its Vegetarian and Vegan Society approved chocolate should appeal to consumers in 2018.

Marketing with a new digital tool

COSTCUTTER Supermarket Group is entering 2018 with a new digital offer that should aid retailers with their marketing.

What’s working in Scotland’s stores

Retailer insight straight from the shop floor

Keep the big night in going year round

Nisha Enterprises reckons it’s range of sweet and savoury brands have something to offer convenience stores all year

Health focus for next year

The firm behind major convenience brands including McVitie’s and Jacobs reckons that while snacking will continue to be an ingrained part of daily eating …

Packing a punch with some protein

PROTEIN products were a real winner in 2017 and Wessanen UK, brand owner for Whole Earth is gearing up for more interest in 2018

Health a big hit

HAVING healthy products on the shelf looks like its going to be one of the secrets to success in 2018