Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

Barbeque

Hotting up on the sauce shelf

CONSUMERS want restaurant flavours at home and that extends from the kitchen into the garden in barbecue season according to Caribbean food and drink supplier …

A slice of the action

Build-your-own burgers element of the barbecue party presents an opportunity for cheese sales

Not another burnt burger

THERE is more to a modern barbecue than a few burgers and over-cooked sausages. As well as the host wanting to offer their guests something a bit more …

New dress for summer

HELLMANN’S salad dressings are all set for the summer thanks to a packaging revamp across the entire range - as well as the launch of two new flavours.

Catering for a garden party

SCOTS love an excuse to get outside and will grab any chance to enjoy the sunshine when it shows up

Forget about the weather

Scottish climate is no barrier to BBQ sales Scottish barbecue season may sound like the start of a joke but despite sometimes dreich weather, the reality is a …

Add some fizz for the party

Soft drink demand soars in the summer Summer accounted for more than a quarter of annual soft drinks sales in 2016, says Amy Burgess, trade communications …

A darker kind of ketchup

Consumers looking for something a little darker from their ketchup can now turn to the Hawkshead Relish Company thanks to the firm’s latest launch. Available …

A rare bit of Welsh support for the season

WELSH produce firm Snowdonia Cheese Company is gearing up for barbecue season with a retailer support campaign comprising point of sale and recipe cards. The …

Bridging the premium gap

Artisanal apple cider will be a key category driver over the next four years, according to Heineken, and it says it has launched Bulmers Orchard Pioneers to …

Planning for wine success

SPRING and summer can be an exciting and profitable time for retailers with the right planning, says Continental Wine and Food. And it predicts that consumers …

Where there’s a grill there’s a way

SUMMER is a time for barbecues, but Bestway sales director – retail, Richard Holmes, argues that to make the most of the season, convenience retailers need …

Fun in the sun

THE summer months of June to August account for 22.3% of all take-home food and drink spend in Scotland, totalling £2.2bn, according to Kantar Worldpanel. …

Capturing the summer spike

SOFT drinks sales often spike during the summer, thanks in part to being an ideal accompaniment to barbecues, says Donna Pisani, trade communications manager …

Sparkling in the mix

PRE-MIXED versions of popular mixed drinks and cocktails, and gin, which is currently going through a sales boom, are tipped as likely stars of the summer …

Ready to hot up

Summer’s a time to boost shelf space for sauces says c-store advice panel BARBECUE season is one of the top times for sauce and condiment sales according to …