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Hitting the sweet spot

IT has been an incredible year for Mandi Duncan. Employed as the Saturday girl at Barassie Day-Today for 17 years, Mandi got the chance to purchase the store …

A strong summer

Wine suppliers weigh in with some trends for the season WINE can be confusing business, but it’s undoubtedly a summer hit and one worth stocking. To help …

Make sense of snacking

Firms offer advice on broad category WHEN it comes to lunch, today’s consumer is faced with more choices than ever before, but so many SKUs and brands …

Don’t rain on the parade

Firms reckon off-sales will go well this summer IT’S a bit of a cliché to say the Scottish summer is unpredictable, but it’s a cliché for a reason. While …

The sweet taste of retail success

Hitting the spot with sugar confectionery CONFECTIONERY is big business for convenience stores and, even though customers are more health conscious than ever, …

It’s time to shine

Unpredictable though it may be, Scottish summer arguably has a worse reputation than is really fair. When the clouds clear, the sun lingers in the sky far …

Free from has broad appeal

Lifestyle adopters push category on OVER the last few years the free-from category has gone mainstream, moving from the fringes and specialist stores to its …

SG interview: John Mayhew, APRS

John Mayhew is heading up the campaign to introduce a deposit return system to Scotland. With most trade bodies strongly against it, Scottish Grocer spoke to …

New to the village

Spar Woodilee is the first convenience store to open its doors in the development of Woodilee Village in Lenzie. For owner Zahid Farooq, it has been a leap …

Growth levels hit old heights

SUPERMARKET growth has hit its highest rate for over three years as consumers show confidence in grocery spending, new figures have suggested. The latest UK …

New directions – Faraz Iqbal, Linktown Local Kirkcaldy

We ask some of Scotland’s young c-store retailers about their businesses and the key issues of the day. Linktown Local in Kirkcaldy has been completely …

Buoyant in the face of TPD2 rules

How do you solve a problem like TPD2? With strict EU legislation on tobacco retailing now in force it’s goodbye to branded and price-marked packs and hello …

When the sun is out sales go up

DRINKS firms are no strangers to bigging up the opportunity warmer weather provides, but does the sunshine really light up sales figures or is it all hot air? …

Playing it cool is not for fools

THERE are few greater pleasures than a cold drink on a hot day, and with the school holidays bringing consumers out of the house, conveniece stores are ideally …

Making it on to most lists

BREAD appears on more shopping lists than any other product, says Warburtons, quoting Shopper Intelligence research from 2016. It says wrapped white bread …

Missions of the next generation

What is considered a ‘must stock’ in one c-store might be a luxury in another, but is the crucial essential ‘knowing your customers’? THE nature and …