Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

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Business resumes at fire stricken fruit market

Quick thinking gets businesses back up and running one day on from blaze TRADING is underway again at Blochairn Fruit Market following a huge fire which broke …

McColl’s Morrisons deal revives Safeway

Supermarket secures contract to supply over 1600 stores SUPERMARKET brand Safeway is set to make a return thanks to a new supply deal reached between …

Same-day delivery launched UK wide

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has become the first retailer to offer same-day grocery delivery across the UK

One last bout over minimum pricing

UK Supreme Court hears SWA’s appeal on MUP WHAT should be the final tussle over Scottish Government legislation on Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol …

PayPoint makes offer as revenues increase

STORE payment network firm PayPoint has revealed over half of retailers using its ATMs have removed banking charges completely from their business over the …

DRS could cost retailers £40.7m

A bottle deposit return scheme in Scotland would cost retailers upwards of £40m just to set up, according to Zero Waste Scotland. The data was released by the …

FSS puts retailers in regulation spotlight

Scotland’s stores should be transformed to drive customers towards healthier produce, according to academics at the Unviersity of Stirling

Salmond’s store at risk over ‘stupid’ rates hike

Retailer slams system forcing him to close shop for good of his business

Leading the way over 10 years

Scottish Grocer looks back at the journey Asim and his business has taken, and examines where they – and Scotland’s wholesale industry – are heading next …

Independent stores back on the rise

GREAT Britain’s independent retailers opened more shops than they closed in 2016, according to research from the Local Data Company and the British …

‘No one is holding me to ransom’

PAYPOINT has come in for a storm of criticism from a number of independent Scottish retailers following the introduction of a new monthly fee for stores using …

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 …

A rates hike that’s too hot to handle

Rateable value hike is a real blow for Polmont retailer who saw his bill soar after installing an air conditioning unit in his store POLMONT retailer Alan …

A spotlight on off-sales

Report makes tough recommendations A Scottish Government funded charity has made noises in favour of a clamp down on licences for convenience retailers in the …

Divisions deepen over DRS plan

Leading retailer quits SGF over stance on scheme ONE of Scotland’s most prominent convenience retailers has withdrawn from the Scottish Grocers Federation …

Creating a taste of things to come

Scottish Grocer speaks to AG Barr’s commercial director Jonathan Kemp about plans to reformulate Scotland’s ‘other’ national drink AMID growing …