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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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A DRS reverse vending machine

DRS administrator unveiled

DRINKS producers, retailers and trade associations have taken a major step forward in the development of Scotland’s forthcoming Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), with the...

ScotGov announces one year rates holiday

RETAILERS are set to benefit from 100% business rates relief to the end of the 2021/22 financial year. Scottish Government finance secretary Kate Forbes MSP...
Vape and cigarettes

Vape industry slams EU plans

POTENTIAL plans to ban flavoured e-liquids and increase controls on e-cigarettes in the EU would “undermine the public health potential of vaping”, according to...

NFRN backs Jab Army campaign

THE Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) has backed a new Covid-19 vaccine campaign from The Sun. The tabloid’s Jab Army vaccine campaign urges the public...

Brewers predict pandemic boost to beer sales is set to continue throughout 2021

Current beer category trends suggest Scotland’s convenience retailers can also expect a strong 2021, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect consumer behaviour – including their approach to beer

Christmas goes digital

The festive period saw supermarkets smash records for online sales, according to the latest figures from data specialists Kantar and Nielsen

Asda first to offer Covid jab

ASDA became the first supermarket in the UK to offer Covid-19 vaccinations late last month
CJ Lang celebrated staff in January.

High praise for CJ Lang staff

SPAR Scotland wholesaler CJ Lang turned the spotlight on hard working staff members last month through its ‘Behind the Scenes with Spar’ campaign.
Casper MacRae and Ellie Goss have taken on new executive team roles.

Big moves for single malt

LVMH has bolstered the executive team at the top of its whisky business, with two senior promotions at The Glenmorangie Company.
Dr Kirstie McCallum

Halewood’s spirit doctor

Dr Kirstie McCallum has taken up the mantle at Halewood Artisanal Spirits, as its new master blender.
Nisa £1m donated Making A Difference Locally charity

Record breaking

Donations of more than £1m were distributed to charities and community groups across the UK last year through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity.
Anne at ASDA Huddersfield with laptop

Support for pupils

ASDA has teamed up with Dell Technologies to provide 620 laptops to schools in Scotland in a bid to support pupils who have no access to online learning.
Audrey Baxter, Baxter's Food Group

US purchase for Baxters

Baxters Food Group has completed its purchase of contract manufacturer Truitt Bros Inc.
Budweiser South Wales wind turbine

The winds of change

Budweiser Brewing Group UK & Ireland has bolstered its sustainability credentials with the installation of a wind turbine at its South Wales brewery.
Unilever has relaunched its Partners for Growth category advice programme.

New look for advice hub

Unilever has announced it is relaunching its category advice programme, Partners for Growth (PfG), with a new-look website.
Person at ATM

ATMs down, but not out

More than £81 billion of cash was withdrawn in 2020, despite a sharp decline of ATM transactions in the wake of the pandemic.