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Ten year block on supermarket merger

CMA blocks further Sainsbury's and Asda merger attempts until 2029 THE dead Sainsbury’s and Asda merger cannot be revived for ten years, the Competition and...

Sainsbury’s launches RVM in Glasgow

Deposit return trial comes to Braehead SAINSBURY’S supermarket in Glasgow Braehead has become the latest store to introduce a reverse vending machine (RVM) for plastic...

Lidl to build a dozen new stores

LIDL has announced plans for further expansion in Scotland, with 12 new stores to open in the next three years. Construction is already underway on...
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Store evolution for Spar in Scotland

Company-owned store showcases the ambition of CJ Lang by tapping into the latest c-store trends .
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Industry rails against ScotGov’s DRS plan

Implementation group members highly critical of proposals
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Fortunes on the rise at PayPoint

Strong results sees firm returned to the FTSE 250 .
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Shake up at the top

Yazoo owner FrieslandCampina UK has announced the appointment of a new managing director .

Camelot is in the money

National Lottery ticket sales for the 2018/19 financial year increased by £255.1 million on the previous year, according to Camelot’s annual results .
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Concerns for Scottish retail

Grocery sales in Scotland recorded their weakest performance in two and a half years for the four week period to 25 May .
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Soggy start to summer sales

Grocery sales have proved disappointing, with Nielsen finding a “significant drop” in spending for the four weeks to 19 May .
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Mars backs Scottish stars

Mars Wrigley announced that its role as Official Partner of the Scottish men’s national team will now also extend to the national women’s and para-football teams .
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Chris and the choc factory

Unable to eat chocolate thanks to having several different food allergies, Chris Crutchley has decided to create his own instead .
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More disability support needed

Retailers should learn about access needs .
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Spar backs charity ride

An army veteran cycling 1000 miles for charity stopped at ten Spar stores on his route from Land’s End to John O’Groats .
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Linking up cash with consumers

New app shows where cash can be accessed .
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Summer in the best way

Best-one has launched a new marketing campaign .

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