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Discounters break records

Symbols grow but fall behind the pace as Aldi and Lidl storm ahead again SYMBOL stores and independents continued to show growth in the latest...

Minimum pricing challenge fails

The legal challenge from the Scotch Whisky Association and other drinks industry bodies to the law passed by the Scottish Parliament that would introduce...
Chancellor George Osborne

A budget for the beer fan

Beer duty cut, fuel freeze and NI moves win praise but smokers hammered again and rates woe remains LAST month’s Budget, billed by Chancellor George...
Hello Wembley!

Getting through to Wembley

IT’S a brand that many think helps define Scotland but Irn-Bru’s latest TV ad brings a staunch English dimension to its marketing mix. The latest...
Jay Javid, owner of Costcutter Paisley: “We’re not losing the core values. Being independent is still at the heart of Costcutter.”

Costcutter and P&H form £5bn Buyco

Symbol group to take on Mace stores and wholesaler to deliver to combined list as new deal signals major change in c-store industry SYMBOL convenience...
Members of Lanark Business Group launch Totally Locally Lanark.

Lanark totals up the local touch

Businesses say spend a fiver and build your town’s economy CONSUMERS in a Scottish market town are being urged to think local, buy local and...
Nisa posts record recruitment

Nisa posts record recruitment

STORES-owned buying group and wholesaler Nisa has reported record recruitment figures. The company said it had brought 245 members operating more than 520 stores...
LAGER brand Kestrel, which appeared on shelves and in bars across the UK in the 1980s and 90s relaunched last month with a full range of lagers promised, and a new Scottish connection.

Beer brand flies back

LAGER brand Kestrel, which appeared on shelves and in bars across the UK in the 1980s and 90s relaunched last month with a full...
Scottish Grocer Health Promoting Retailer of the Year award

Scotland’s champions for 2013 revealed

The winners of the Scottish Grocer Awards – the Scottish food and drink retail industry’s own version of the ‘Oscars’ – were announced at...

Costcutter and P&H form £5bn buying group

Costcutter to take on Mace Stores and P&H to deliver to combined list as new deal signals major change in c-store industry SYMBOL convenience store...

Horsemeat no joke for c-store owners

SCOTTISH retailers are reporting mixed responses to the ongoing horsemeat crisis. In Crianlarich, customers are demanding the return of spaghetti Bolognaise and lasagne to...

Academics call for warnings

But retail and industry groups slam professors’ call for blanket drinks curbs HEALTH warnings on beer cans and wine bottles could be on the cards...

Holyrood set to extend ID

THE Scottish Government has named the additional forms of ID that will be acceptable in shops and pubs after 1 October. Until now the only...

Oxfam targets food giants

INTERNATIONAL development charity Oxfam has examined the ethical performance of some of the world’s leading food brand-owning companies and found them lacking. As part of...

Symbols ahead on sales growth

BRITAIN’S symbol stores and independent shops have once again come out ahead of the supermarket giants in terms of growth in the latest grocery...

Join us in green revolution plea

Scotland’s £12.4bn food and drink industry urged to combine sustainability with economic growth A set of green “ambitions” designed to make Scotland’s food and...