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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...

Put a Nisa in your tank

NISA is to be the first symbol group in the UK to have its own-brand fuel after it reached a deal with supplier Greenergy. The...

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...

Protection bill not for Scots

SCOTTISH MP Graeme Morrice, has introduced a private members bill at Westminster intended to give shop workers protection against assaults – but if enforced,...

Crime the issue at SGF seminar

RETAIL crime emerged as a key issue and delegates vented their frustration at the police for not taking the problem seriously enough and responding...

CJ Lang takes honours – Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards

CJ Lang & Son, the Dundee-based food and drink wholesaler, has been named the best wholesale business in Scotland at the Scottish Wholesale Achievers...

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...

Diageo UK sales flat in tough year

DRINKS group Diageo found the going tough in Britain and much of Europe in the first six months of its trading year, to the...

Going bananas for Fairtrade?

COCOA, sugar and bananas are the star performers in a Fairtrade sector which its supporters say appears to be recession-proof. Estimated Fairtrade sales...

Back business Osborne told

RETAILERS have asked Chancellor George Osborne to use the budget to help them get through the recession. That is, they say, within his power....

January to the sales rescue

Retail monitor records best growth since April 2011 SCOTS hit the shops in January: the country’s total retail sales were up 2% on 2012. According...

Cigs brand in £5.99 pitch

JTI’S Sovereign brand has a new range priced under £6. Sovereign Blue will be available from mid-March in both king size and superkings, in...

10% of Scots shops vacant

WHILE sales were up in Scotland other aspects of High Street life were bleak. Footfall was down 4.6% on last year, and one in...

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...