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One Stop Franchise unveils first re-branded Scottish store

THE first fully refitted One Stop Franchise in Scotland opened its doors for business today (September 4), following an instant launch conversion in the...

Grocery prices crash

GROCERY deflation has hit new lows as price falls in major food categories and fierce competition between retail giants continue, says research company Kantar...

New routes to the stars

BEER and cider supplier Heineken has updated its Star Retailer merchandising and incentive scheme, after  receiving retailer comments  from HIM research. For the first time...

Fresh firm promises new options

NEW specialist supplier Fresh to Store, formed following a management buyout of the Kerryfresh chilled delivery business from Kerry Foods, has announced its management...

M Local no more

Supermarket giant closes the last of its Scots c-stores as small format portfolio loses 23 across Britain MULTIPLE grocer Morrisons has signalled its exit, for...

Will you have to tell shoppers to cut down?

Drinks retailers and others may be expected to contribute to decreasing alcohol consumption in Scotland if a Scottish Parliament committee’s recommendation is taken up. The Local...

Minimum hits £6.70

Government agrees 3% increase in NMW from October THE UK’s minimum wage will rise by 3% to £6.70 an hour, for the full adult rate,...
Colette Backwell

A new sheriff in town?

Giant retailers have been criticised over how they treat their suppliers. Now suppliers, trade associations and other retailers can raise issues with the Groceries...
Oats ahead - Mintel figures reveal porridge popularity

Oats ahead – Mintel figures reveal porridge popularity

NEW research from Mintel shows that almost one in two Britons (49%) are porridge eaters. And some 23% of porridge users have a bowl...
Paying utility bills is the biggest consumer concern but rising food prices is a rising worry says researcher Nielsen.

Food prices move up the worry list

One in three British consumers say they have no spare cash left after paying for essentials RISING food prices are now the third biggest concern...
John Brodie, chief executive of Scotmid Co-operative

One size of Scotmid doesn’t fit 190 stores

John Brodie is chief executive of Scotmid Co-operative. Patrick Duffy spoke to him after the Society released its annual report. The SG Interview HE could be...
NATIONAL Lottery sales grew 6.9% last year, to reach an all-time high of £6,977.9m according to operator Camelot. Independent stores account for 83% of all lottery sales and last year saw the company added a further 8,000 stores to its UK network, bringing the total up to 36,700.

Lottery sales push £7bn

NATIONAL Lottery sales grew 6.9% last year, to reach an all-time high of £6,977.9m according to operator Camelot. Independent stores account for 83% of...
Tennent’s Lager and Caledonia Best had a good year, balancing brand owner C&C’s struggling cider sales.

Tennent’s stars in tough year

TENNENT’S lager was the standout performer in a difficult year for Dublin-owned cider and beer firm C&C. Revenues increased by 12% in 2012 as C&C...
BREAD brand Warburtons is the UK’s most chosen brand among fast-moving consumer goods, and it heads a first-ever top 10 of the chosen ones in which British brands take six places.

Warbies is the chosen one

BREAD brand Warburtons is the UK’s most chosen brand among fast-moving consumer goods, and it heads a first-ever top 10 of the chosen ones...
CADBURY has a new line in its bagged chocolate range. Launched this month. Cadbury Crunchums is, manufacturer Mondelez International says, “a one-of-a-kind, wonderfully moreish snack of crispy cereal bites, coated in Cadbury chocolate”.

Cadbury makes crunch move

CADBURY has a new line in its bagged chocolate range. Launched this month. Cadbury Crunchums is, manufacturer Mondelez International says, “a one-of-a-kind, wonderfully moreish...

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