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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...

Retailers left in the lurch

Edinburgh retailers have expressed dismay at the announcement that online delivery platform Shoply will be pulling its service from stores in the capital.
Donna and Bruce Morgan

Retailers react to another lockdown

Scottish retailers share their experiences as customers get to grips with the return of strict Covid-19 rules
Costcutter and Best-one stores

Bestway buys Costcutter

Costcutter retailers are set to join the Bestway Wholesale family following the announcement that the firm will acquire Costcutter Supermarkets Holdings Limited.
Daniel Johnson MSP promoting retail crime bill

New legal protection from assault for retail staff

Scottish retailers will have additional legal protection from assault and abuse, following a landmark vote at the Scottish Parliament.
Shelf of pastries

C-stores exempt from takeaway restrictions

ScotGov issues guidance on new restrictions Scottish convenience retailers are exempt from new Covid-19 restrictions on takeaways, which come into force on Saturday 16 January,...
JW Filshill trucks

Big efficiency savings

JW Filshill invests six-figure sum on five energy-efficient lorries
Wholesale warehouse

Split picture for wholesalers

THE UK’s wholesale sector has had a mixed 2020, with turnover growth for those serving the retail market failing to offset significant declines in turnover for foodservice wholesalers

FM open to vouchers

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has indicated that Scottish retailers could benefit from a retail voucher programme
Colin Smith presenting

Support for wholesale

THE Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has welcomed the roll out of a new £5 million fund to support Scottish food and drink wholesalers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic
picture of money

FM open to retail voucher scheme for Scots

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has indicated that Scottish retailers could benefit from a retail voucher programme similar to the High Street Voucher Scheme introduced...
Top 50 Scottish brands 2020

Top 50 Scottish Brands 2020: An extraordinary year

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken up grocery retail trends in 2020
Daniel Johnson MSP promoting retail crime bill

Finish line in sight for retail crime bill

The campaign to offer retailers more protection from abuse and assault under the law has come tantalisingly close to victory
Moira Dean at Scottish Grocer Awards

Retailers make the difference in 2020

The news channels have been full of stories of delivery services and online shopping, but how has the convenience sector been affected and how have retailers coped with the changes?

Minimum wage will rise in 2021

Sunak announces NLW hike and rates freeze for England THE National Living Wage will increase by 2.2% in April 2021, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced. In...