Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

Profiles

Hitting the sweet spot

IT has been an incredible year for Mandi Duncan. Employed as the Saturday girl at Barassie Day-Today for 17 years, Mandi got the chance to purchase the store …

New to the village

Spar Woodilee is the first convenience store to open its doors in the development of Woodilee Village in Lenzie. For owner Zahid Farooq, it has been a leap …

New directions – Faraz Iqbal, Linktown Local Kirkcaldy

We ask some of Scotland’s young c-store retailers about their businesses and the key issues of the day. Linktown Local in Kirkcaldy has been completely …

Buoyant in the face of TPD2 rules

How do you solve a problem like TPD2? With strict EU legislation on tobacco retailing now in force it’s goodbye to branded and price-marked packs and hello …

Leading the way in quaff sales – Maxwell’s Clarkston

THE doors may only have opened in August of last year, but Maxwell’s Clarkston has already established itself as a veritable Aladdin’s cave of beer and …

Thinking ahead: Ferhan Ashiq

East Lothian retailer Ferhan Ashiq’s new store utilises innovative thinking and new technology to make the most of a small space. Scottish Grocer paid a …

New directions: Harry Singh, Londis of Carstairs Junction

After finishing school aged 18, Harry Singh stepped into the back of his family’s Carstairs Junction store to pore over sales data. Now he’s at the helm of …

Head to the hills

Championing fresh produce, food to go and its partnerships with local butchers and bakers the fifth store for Eros Retail, Greens of Tillicoultry has just …

Someone to rely on

SCOTTISH Grocer’s Employee of the Year 2016, Katherine MacDonald, didn’t expect to ever win such an award. Even on the night of the presentation, when she …

Retailing in the Isles

Following the publication of the ACS Rural Shop report, Scottish Grocer spoke to retailers in the Outer Hebrides to ask them what they consider the challenges …

All pumped up after a revamp

FORECOURT retailer John Sommerville has joined forces with symbol group Mace to revamp his Bathgate store. Taking the reins of a site he operated for almost 20 …

Drink to success – Day-Today Wallyford

Awards profile – Best Soft Drinks Outlet of the Year ‘COMMUNITY’ is a word you will hear often if you spend any time with Mohammed Aslam. He reckons …

New directions – Sharif Touchshop Dunfermline

We ask some of Scotland’s young c-store retailers about their businesses and the key issues of the day. Following his father’s retirement, Dunfermline …

At home in the heart of the city – Oaka Supercity

With a name that literally translates to mean ‘home’, Oaka Supercity aims to bring a wide range of quality food products from across Asia to the heart of …

A sweet success

Awards profile – Confectionery Retailer of the Year THE first thing you see when you go through the door into Spar, Market Street, Forfar is a pair of …

Dairy to differ

THE story of Day-Today, Wallyford is one of a constantly evolving store in the hands of a man who just won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Mohammed Aslam …