Saturday, September 21, 2019
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Track and Trace has been designed to make life harder for those selling illicit tobacco products.

Track and Trace is coming soon

JTI head of communications Mark Yexley explains what new tobacco rules will mean for convenience retailers

Food to go is here to stay

In the first Convenience Conversation of 2019, Scottish Grocer invited a group of retailers, suppliers and EPOS firms to Kirkcaldy to talk food to go and impulse. Discussion centred around how c-stores can position themselves to make the most of this valuable market .

Deposit return trial gets underway

Dennis and Linda Williams welcome guests for launch of 12-week DRS pilot scheme across three c-stores .

Certas solutions for independents

Retail director Richard Billington sets out the Gulf case for independent forecourt retailers in Scotland

Nisa has eyes on forecourt shops

Symbol sets out its stall for independent retailers

Shoppers looking for some hot stuff

Porridge bucking the trend with breakfast growth

Much more than an after thought

Sales of tobacco accessories continue to grow in Scotland, with retailers urged to take note
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Pension obligations for part-time staff

In an industry where working hours often vary for staff on flexible employment arrangements, the advent of pension auto enrolment has left many retail businesses unsure as to who has to be included in the company scheme. Mark Hamilton of Dentons offers practical advice

Free from sugar but full of opportunities

Sugar-free soft drinks are performing well in Scotland, with growth continuing at pace

Convenient purchase brings improvements

Nisa boss Ken Towle sees quality in Co-op offer

Time to turn and fascia the change

After a whirlwind 2018 for wholesalers it’s a good time to reassess what’s on offer

The early bird gets the licensing worm

With 2019 now upon us, the first batch of personal licence renewals will be due by September. The Scottish Government has advised personal licence holders to submit their renewal application by 31 May 2019, but licensing specialist Janet Hood has suggested retailers apply even earlier than that

A fine line between banter and bullying

‘It was only banter’ is an often-used excuse. Mark Hamilton, a partner at Dentons, looks at a recent employment tribunal case showing that, surprisingly, this defence can work. However, while staff may enjoy friendly jokes on shift, managers still have to know where to draw the line
Scottish Brands 2019

A year to remember for the off licences

Legislation and shifting consumer preferences influence the market with MUP and the rise of craft both significant
Scottish Brands 2019

Exciting times ahead

Looking back, 2018 has once again been a year of dynamic change in the environment in which Scottish food companies operate
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Make sure you let staff take a break

Mark Hamilton, a partner at Dentons, looks at the law regarding rest breaks