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Mandatory face coverings from 10 July

FACE coverings will be mandatory in Scottish shops this month, the First Minister has announced. Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the new rule will come...

Public urged to mind shops

Costcutter launches new campaign

Wholesale betrayal

Strong words from Unitas boss

Retail crime bill secures committee backing

A CAMPAIGN to provide shopworkers with more protection under the law has taken a major step forward. MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and...

Promotions ban plan is pulled

THE Scottish Government has put controversial plans to restrict in-store promotions on ice. Foods deemed high in fat, salt and sugar were in line for...
JTI and Imperial have been working with stores on menthol ban compliance.

Menthol ban is now in effect

CIGARETTE manufacturers have been taking back menthol cigarette stock from retailers in the wake of last month’s menthol ban
MSPs have signed off on deposit return scheme regulations for Scotland.

Deposit return is go in 25 months

Scottish Parliament gives the green light to deposit return despite coronavirus warnings from industry
Daniel johnson MSP’s bill would make assaulting a shopworker an offence.

Crunch time on retail crime

Future of Protection of Workers Bill hangs in the balance as MSPs consider arguments
Industry leaders have voiced concerns over plans for a deposit return scheme.

Now not the time for DRS

The Scottish Government has come under fire from retail industry leaders over its decision to launch a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers in 2022
Deposit return schemes utilising reverse vending machines are already in use in a number of European countries.

Industry warns COVID crisis could spell DRS disaster

THE Scottish Government has come under fire from retail industry leaders over its decision to launch a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers...

Parliament signs off on DRS

DRS has been given the green light by the Scottish Parliament, paving the way for the launch of deposit return in July 2022. MSPs signed...

Thousands apply for COVID grants

MORE than 71,000 applications have been received for coronavirus business support grants in Scotland. As of 5 May, local authorities in Scotland had awarded 53,765...
Politician With Signs

Pushing for shopworker protection

THE SCOTTISH Grocers Federation has renewed calls for the Scottish Parliament to introduce greater protections for retail workers under the law. In a letter to...
Post Office sign

More cash access

THE Post Office has increased access to cash for those affected by coronavirus. Post Office has made two of its products – Payout Now and...
Queue at Tesco

March boom for c-stores

Lockdown leads to more local shopping
Tobacco gantry

Menthol ban arrives

THE sale of menthol cigarettes will be banned from 20 May