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Price rises could hurt Scottish produce

Squeeze on budgets could see shoppers seek alternatives from further afield SCOTTISH producers could be at risk from rising inflation, a new survey from YouGov …

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 …

Contactless soaring

Barclaycard reveals triple-digit growth in contactless payment spend in 2016 CONTACTLESS payments continue to surge in popularity, Barclaycard has revealed, …

Retailers at risk on youth sales

JUST over half of Scotland’s retailers are challenging young adult customers for ID when purchasing cigarettes, the latest report from the Responsible …

Breaking ground

Work gets underway at Lidl’s new RDC in North Lanarkshire GROUND has been broken at discounter Lidl’s new Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) at Eurocentral …

Five years on and still evolving

DUTCH brewing giant Heineken has given its Star Retailer programme an update to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the scheme. Celebrating the milestone at …

Results look strong for McColl’s

CONVENIENCE store and newsagent retail chain McColl’s has posted annual results showing revenue up 7.6% to £504.8m, a year after buying 298 stores from the …

Zapper enters into partnership with NFRN

ALL-IN-ONE mobile payments and loyalty technology provider Zapper has announced a partnership with the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN), which …

Coca-cola makes recycled packaging pledge

COCA-COLA has announced plans to double the amount of recycled plastic in its bottles to 50% by 2020. The move has been announced as part of the company’s …

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 …

Aldi seek 300 staff in Scotland

DISCOUNTER Aldi has announced it is on a major recruitment drive, with the German firm aiming to employ 300 new staff members across Scotland in 2017. Aldi …

Hurdles to hop in Booker merger

Tesco deal comes under competition scrutiny TESCO’S proposed merger with Booker could lead to a “substantial lessening of competition”, the UK …

Sluggish June for Scotland’s retail sector

ANNUAL food sales growth hit its highest level since April 2014 this summer, new figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium for June reveal. However, overall …

Vape use worth further study

RESEARCHERS at the University of Stirling have found young non-smokers who have tried an e-cigarette are more likely to experiment with cigarettes than those …