Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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
Closed shops

Grants for all stores

Scottish Government u-turns on grant rules to offer funding for multiple properties in a single business

Coronavirus grants extended

Grants now available for multiple business properties THE Scottish Government has extended its COVID-19 grant scheme to include multiple properties. Launched last month, the small business...
bin full of plastic

Deposit return is delayed to 2022

THE launch date for deposit return has been pushed back to the spring of 2022. New regulations, published last month as the coronavirus crisis ramped up, have postponed the implementation of DRS. Deposit return was initially slated for a 1 April 2021 launch date.
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Virus rocks retail

THE UK is enduring the biggest change to daily life since the Second World War, and Scotland’s retailers are on the front lines.
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Retailers react to coronavirus

GROCERY sales are currently booming as fears surrounding the surge in coronavirus cases have led to shoppers purchasing more goods as they prepare for long stints indoors.