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Darkness arrives

SCOTLAND’S small stores must comply with the regulations of the tobacco display ban from 6 April. Many shops have introduced shutters or other compliant systems...

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,...

Plain packs set for court battle

Tobacco firms have vowed to take legal action against new plain packaging regulations. The House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favour of legislation that would see...

Fresh campaign to protect teeth at Easter

GLAXOSMITHKLINE has unveiled a new Easter campaign for its Aquafresh toothpaste brand, encouraging families to remember to look after their teeth while enjoying the...

Court battle ahead over plain packs vote

TOBACCO firms have confirmed they will be taking legal action against new plain packaging regulations. Yesterday, the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favour of...

Cheema to be SGF chief

Drummond retires after 10 years at head of retailer representative group RETAILER Pete Cheema has been named the new chief executive of retailer representative group...

Minimum wage to jump 3%?

Retail bodies concerned by Low Pay Commission’s call to raise NMW from £6.50 to £6.70 an hour THE Low Pay Commission’s call for a 3%...

Flaps coming down early

SCOTLAND’S small stores will have to follow the country’s supermarkets and cover up tobacco and related products from 6 April. But many of the country’s...

Abdul’s a trekkie trainer

SCOTTISH Grocers’ Federation president Abdul Majid is hitting his Bellshill Nisa store’s healthy living shelves as he gears up to shed a kilo or...

Feeling on top of the world

THEY aimed to raise £20,000 for Edinburgh Sick Kids Friends Foundation and Maggie’s Cancer Centre. But after an epic seven-day trek to climb...
Sainsbury's Local

Cults store goes to Sainsbury’s

PLANS have been submitted to turn a famous North East Scotland store into a Sainsbury’s Local. Family business Kelly of Cults intends to lease its...

Licence training ‘time bomb’?

Fears licence holders will still leave refresher to last minute PERSONAL licence holders are being warned that a “ticking time bomb” remains over refresher training. Last...
Scotmid

The Kitchen opens in Edinburgh store

SCOTMID has unveiled The Kitchen, its new in-store hot food-to-go concept, at Ratho Station, Edinbugh. The varied range includes hot meals and pizzas, salad pots...

Newsagents take concerns to MSPs

SCOTTISH district members of the NFRN met together at a reception to celebrate independent retailers at Holyrood. Retailers took the opportunity share their experiences...

The fight goes on

Council committee votes for Aldi development despite hundreds of objections No retail assessment and housing need ignored, says city MSP Dennis and Linda say they’re...

Round Table aims for straight talk

RETAILERS and suppliers met together in Edinburgh last month to get updates on political and lobbying work being carried out by the Scottish Grocers’...

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