Sunday, September 22, 2019
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New tool to tackle crime

Retailers Against Crime has launched a new app allowing members to submit incident reports and contact RAC instantly while on the move .
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No-deal competition freeze

Supermarket bosses, food and drink producers, and suppliers have called for competition law to be suspended in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit .
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Town centres struggle

Almost one in ten town centre units lay vacant this summer, according to figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium .
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Retailers on top of MUP roll out

Report finds c-stores as good as multiples .
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Budget must bring rates action

The Scottish Retail Consortium has called on government to publish a timetabled plan to “substantially reduce” business rates .
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More RVMs roll out

Boots is the latest high street retailer to launch a DRS trial in Scotland .
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Discounter bins plastic

Lidl has introduced reusable fruit and veg bags across its store estate .
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Restrictions called for in obesity fight

Groups pressure First Minister to act in autumn .
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Awards nod for retail trial

Envipco has made it onto the Vibes Awards shortlist in recognition of its work with Scottish retailers .

Buckfast launches new BBQ sauce

SCOTTISH off-trade favourite Buckfast is branching out. The English tonic wine, which has long been a top seller in convenience stores across the country, is...

Industry legend will be sorely missed

IT is with great regret that we must report that John Drummond has passed away. John was a true legend of Scottish retailing but, far...

Lotto double prize weekend

CAMELOT will double every fixed-cash prize in this Saturday’s Lotto draw.

Report finds retailers on top of MUP

SCOTTISH retailers have been commended for effectively implementing minimum unit pricing (MUP). A new report published by NHS Health Scotland found that MUP has been...
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Slowdown as summer stalls

It might still technically be in growth, but the UK grocery sector is continuing to suffer from a slowdown .
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Scottish sales ‘very troubling’

Retailers in Scotland have seen another month of disappointing sales .
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Sainsbury’s launches DRS

Sainsbury's Braehead, in Glasgow, has become the latest store to introduce a reverse vending machine (RVM) for plastic bottles and cans .