Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer


Plenty to chew over

Statement raises questions for retailers QUESTIONS are at the heart of Philip Hammonds Spring Statement, which saw the chancellor launch a clutch of …

There’s no business like snow business

SCOTTISH supermarkets may have seen a few tussles in the bread aisle this week but, as the wind from Siberia turned the central belt into a Russian postcard, …

Springing into action on pack

HIGHLAND Spring is inviting shoppers to get brave as part of its latest on-pack promotion.

Back to its roots

SCOTTISH cigarette brand Club is getting a makeover complete with a new name, lower RRP and the launch of a new format.

Discounter targets 50% waste cut

FOOD waste is in the spotlight at Aldi with the discounter pledging to make a 50% reduction by 2030.

Inflation still has hold over grocery

SCOTTISH food sales continue to be buoyed up by inflation, although there is some evidence that an appetite for local produce is paying dividends.

Big box of Brew

The new WKD Iron Brew 10x275ml pack sees the RTD enclosed in a carton decked out in Iron Brew colours.

Lidl and Aldi at heart of growth

INFLATION and the expansion of the discounters continue to be the two prongs of the fork doing all the heavy lifting in terms of sales growth in the UK’s …

New face at GroceryAid

RETAIL industry charity GroceryAid has announced the appointment of Helen Kershaw to the role of marketing communications manager.

Best symbol is the one

BESTWAY Wholesale’s symbol Best-one has been celebrating success after being voted the UK’s favourite symbol group by shoppers from consumer association …

Gordon to push growth south of the border

GLASGOW-based wholesaler JW Filshill has announced plans to ramp up its presence in the north of England.

Costcutter ready for Co-op

COSTCUTTER has been gearing up for its new supply deal with the Co-op, ahead of the agreement coming into force this April.

Prepare for when the sugar tax hits

RETAILERS are being advised to understand and prepare for an expected shift towards the low-sugar drinks category.

Tackling crime is a team job

SGF seminar celebrates partnerships.

Esso added to MFG network

MOTOR Fuel Group (MFG), the UK’s second largest independent forecourt operator, is adding the Esso brand onto its network.

News probe should include supply chain

THE National Federation of Retail Newsagents has welcomed an investigation into the future of the newspaper marketplace.