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New look for English PASS card

STORES with young adult customers who are English or Welsh should ensure any ID card shown during age-restricted goods transactions meets new PASS card...
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Alternatives pressure on cream

STRAWBERRIES and cream may sound like the perfect partnership. But, according to the latest research from Mintel, future generations might prefer almond whip with...
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Blue for value in B&H launch

ONE of the UK’s glitziest and most expensive cigarette brands has added a value line to the range. Tobacco firm JTI has extended its Benson...

Mum’s gone to tweetland

WHETHER they are posting baby pictures or sharing shopping tips on Mumsnet, women with pre-school age children are the most plugged-in social media users...

Scots baffled by calories

Survey finds consumers confused about nutritional messages and reluctant to play sport regularly SCOTS are in a state of confusion about food and nutrition. According...

30 years of a veggie classic

EDINBURGH butcher Macsween is celebrating the 30th birthday of its vegetarian haggis. Created by John Macsween in 1984, for the opening of the Scottish...
Times may have been tough in recent years but retailers surveyed by confectionery wholesaler Hancocks seem to think things have been looking up more recently and they expect confectionery to do well in 2014.

Sweet taste of good times

Confectionery wholesaler finds retailers upbeat about 2013 and forecasting a good time ahead FOOD and drink sales figures reported by the Scottish Retail Consortium have...
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Frozen sales bounce back

STRONG sales of ice cream, meat, poultry and niche vegetables have helped frozen foods recover from last year’s horsemeat scandal. According to Kantar Worldpanel,...
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Shop crime worth 40,000 store jobs

CRIME is costing the retail industry £511m a year, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Its annual survey of...
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Bud’s Brazil plan ready to roll

WORLD Cup beer sponsor Budweiser begins its 2014 World Cup marketing campaign this month. Called Rise As One the global beer brand says it’s designed...
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Loved up … but counting the cash

LOVE does not appear to be recession-proof. In figures released last month on Valentines Day, research firm Kantar Worldpanel revealed that the previous year’s...
Dominic Watkins, head of the food group at business law firm DWF.

Marketing ban not a cure-all for obesity crisis

SCOTLAND has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. As poor diet is a major contributing factor to the issue, it...
Milk producer confirms closures

Milk producer confirms depot closures

MÜLLER Wiseman Dairies has confirmed that its distribution depots at Keith and Whitburn are winding down and will close by the end of the...
Dr Steffan George, development director, Master Locksmiths Association.

Finding the key to effective security

Many independent stores are open for long periods and at anti-social hours. That brings a need for security to protect staff, stock, cash, customers...
Planting boost for the Ochils

Planting boost for the Ochils – Highland Spring team up

BOTTLED water brand Highland Spring has joined with the Woodland Trust to plant 405 trees on the Ochil Hills in Perthshire, near the company’s...

Australian rules for Scots wine lovers

AUSTRALIAN wines are ace, ripper and bonzer according to Scottish consumers. Wines from down under are described as favourites by 23% of Scottish wine-drinkers,...