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Nisa board recommends Co-op offer

The Co-op has offered to buy 100% of Nisa shares for up to £137.5m THE Co-op Group has made an offer to purchase Nisa, which has been unanimously recommended …

The search is on for 2018’s stars!

We’re now on the lookout for the 2018 Scottish Grocer Awards winners and if you think your store has what it takes, we want to hear from you.

Wholesaler call for halt to Tesco-Booker deal

SEVEN of the UK’s leading wholesalers have written a joint letter to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) urging it to block the Tesco-Booker merger, …

End of an era as Mitchells forced to close doors

Partners point to tough trading conditions and rise of the discounters ABERDEENSHIRE institution Mitchells The Dairy Shop and Tearoom will close its doors on …

Nisa CEO steps down

Nick Read, chief executive officer of Nisa Retail Limited (“Nisa”) has announced he is stepping down as CEO, ahead of an expected formal takeover offer …

Government backs bottle deposit plan

The Scottish Government has announced it plans to introduce a deposit return scheme but it is not clear if this will apply to convenience stores

Over half have bought illegal tobacco

Over half of all smokers in Scotland have purchased illegal tobacco products, new research conducted by JTI has revealed

Nanny retailing?

Controversial research at the centre of the most recent meeting of the Cross Party Group on Independent Convenience Stores

Hotelier develops c-store ambitions

Roy and Theresa McIntosh are bitten by convenience bug

40 years of United Wholesale Grocers

Founded by Mohammad Ramzan in 1977, United Wholesale Grocers Ltd began from a grocery store in Maryhill. Over the past four decades, the organisation has grown …

Calling all retailers, we’re on the hunt for Scotland’s best

TODAY marks the start of Scottish Grocer’s annual search for the finest retailers and stores in the country, so this is your chance to be a part of …

Scottish Government confirms pursuit of DRS

Government will seek to introduce scheme but questions remain over small retailers FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (5 September) announced the Scottish …

Clamping down on proxy purchasing

POLICE Scotland is targeting adults purchasing alcohol for underage children in North Lanarkshire this month as part of its ongoing ‘You’re asking for …

The Co-op swoops in on Nisa

Nisa board grants The Co-op period of exclusivity ahead of potential offer The Co-op has moved into pole position in the race to acquire Nisa having entered …

BRC warns of empty shelves in the wake of a hard Brexit

Trade association calls for investment and agreements ahead of EU departure EUROPEAN supply chains could be at risk without additional agreements between the …

Business rates review reports

No great overhaul but breathing room for store improvements THE long awaited results of the Scottish Government review on business rates has been delivered by …