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Big birthday for Scotmid

Scottish cooperative society celebrates anniversary SCOTMID is officially celebrating its 160th birthday. The cooperative society opened its first store on 4 November 1859 in Edinburgh’s Ponton Street,...

Fee increase for Postmasters

POST Officer retailers are set to receive a 10% increase in commission payouts by 2021. Following a six-month review, the Post Office announced it will...

Big step forward in fight against retail crime

Daniel Johnson MSP formally lodges Protection of Workers bill SHOPWORKERS could receive new protection under the law if MSPs back a bill that has been...
Scottish Grocer Awards 2020

Get ready for the biggest event in Scottish retailing

The search is on. Scottish Grocer is calling on the nation’s retailers to shout about the fantastic work they do on a daily basis .

Deposit return is coming in 2021

No automatic exemptions for small stores, glass included, 18 months to go and one more chance to have your say .

Brewers slam DRS

SCOTLAND’S independent brewing sector could face disaster under the government’s proposed regulations for a deposit return scheme. Independent brewers have warned that the cost and...

MUP claims called into question

TRDP raises doubts over MUP reports A BRITISH Medical Journal (BMJ) study claiming minimum unit pricing has brought about a reduction in alcohol sales has...

Sainsbury’s convenience expansion

SAINSBURY’S has announced plans to expand its convenience presence by opening 110 new Sainsbury’s Local stores. The move will see Sainsbury’s convenience footprint grow by...
Envipco president Bob Lincoln (right) and Edinburgh South West MP Joanna Cherry watch school kids at the launch of the RVM trial

Date set for DRS

DEPOSIT return is set to go live on 1 April 2021. New regulations published by the Scottish Government outline how DRS will work in Scotland. While...

ScotGov committed to promotion restrictions

THE Scottish Government has renewed its commitment to restrict food promotions in its programme for 2019/20. While the commitment does not mean new restrictions are...

Public backing for glass in DRS

Four in five Scottish consumers say glass should be included in a deposit return scheme (DRS) – a new survey has revealed .

Town centres struggle

Almost one in ten town centre units lay vacant this summer, according to figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium .

Budget must bring rates action

The Scottish Retail Consortium has called on government to publish a timetabled plan to “substantially reduce” business rates .

Report finds retailers on top of MUP

SCOTTISH retailers have been commended for effectively implementing minimum unit pricing (MUP). A new report published by NHS Health Scotland found that MUP has been...

No energy for under-16s

Age restrictions on energy drinks sales have moved a step closer to reality .

Cash still crucial for Scotland

More withdrawals than London and South East .

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