Thursday, January 23, 2020

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The group of MSPs backed glass.

DRS go ahead for glass bottles

MSPs publish their response to proposals
(From left) David Lonsdale, Stuart Mackinnon, finance secretary Derek Mackay and Willie Macleod.

Councils could take control of business tax

Retailers could be faced with higher business rates if a new law is passed at Holyrood
Buxton water production line

Sustainability for the 2020s

With plastic pollution high on the consumer agenda, bottled water brands take action

Election: Industry calls for “frictionless trade”

Retail associations have called on the Prime Minister to push for frictionless trade with the EU, following his election victory.
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DRS debate rages on at Holyrood

Industry experts raise concerns with proposed scheme
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A spotlight on Scottish stores

Retailers work hard to provide vital services
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Promo ban slammed

Retailers voiced their concerns over proposed promotions restrictions at the latest meeting of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group for convenience stores
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What do political parties have to say to Scotland’s retailers?

It’s time to make up your mind

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...
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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 .
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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...
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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...

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