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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...

FSS puts retailers in regulation spotlight

Scotland’s stores should be transformed to drive customers towards healthier produce, according to academics at the Unviersity of Stirling

Big consequences for poor hygiene

The trend for tough sentencing across health, safety and food hygiene law means Scottish food and drink businesses now face losing their livelihoods and...
Breakfast booming in Britain

Breakfast booming in Britain

BREAKFAST is big business – the UK cereal market is worth some £1.55bn. Scottish porridge and oats brand Hamlyns earlier this year said a recent...
Capri-Sun, promoting over the summer, and Highland Spring single-serve multi pack, said by the firm to be contributing to category growth.

Juicing up – Healthy drink choices at lunchtime

HEALTHINESS is a significant issue for packed lunches and not just for schoolchildren, plenty of adults consider wellbeing when they’re making up their own...
Are school lunchboxes under threat?

Are school lunchboxes under threat?

PACKED lunches may provide opportunities for retailers but they’re not flavour of the month with everyone. A recent report for the Westminster government suggested packed...
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Bread of life – Bakery goods key to lunchtime

SOME 61% of children take a lunchbox to school, and the average person consumes 133 sandwiches each year, so bakery products are clearly an...
Ross Kerr, director of the SGF Healthy Living Programme. He spent much of his career in crisps and snacks sales and marketing and says many FMCG brands would envy the retailer use of POS material that the programme has achieved.

New foods set to get with the programme

Ross Kerr is director of the SGF Healthy Living Programme, which has just received new Scottish Government funding. Patrick Duffy found out more. The sg...
Till point sweets under threat?

Till point sweets under threat?

Draft government policy asks retailers and caterers to remove all confectionery from point of sale SCOTLAND’S retailers, including convenience store operators, look set to be...
Menthol and flavoured tobacco products could be banned in the EU if the currently proposed Tobacco Directive is approved.

Flavoured cigs for Euro ban?

MORE restrictions on cigarette sales could be in the pipeline, following an agreement on the European Commission’s Tobacco Directive last month. If the European Parliament...
Bread and bakery ingredients supplier CSM International says seeds and grain products take 13% of the bread market. The seeds and grains lines are growing in both value and volume, it adds.

Halfway houses – Bread and bakery breakdown

If you’re looking for a staple item you don’t have to look much farther than bread. Almost all of the UK population buys the product....
NHS report claims restrictions on volume deals have led to a drop in wine purchases

Multibuy ban ‘cuts alcohol sales’

NHS report claims restrictions on volume deals have led to a drop in wine purchases THE amount of alcohol sold in Scottish shops has fallen...
COCONUT water’s hydrating properties make it a perfect drink for active types during summer, according to American brand Zico.

Active types the target

COCONUT water’s hydrating properties make it a perfect drink for active types during summer, according to American brand Zico. Manager Shane Angus, launching the brand’s...
CHOCOLATE Weetabix is now Weetabix With Chocolate as part of a relaunch designed to reinforce the brand’s healthy image.

Name change for Weetabix

CHOCOLATE Weetabix is now Weetabix With Chocolate as part of a relaunch designed to reinforce the brand’s healthy image. A £1.8m ad campaign to support...
COCA-COLA is going head-to-head with health campaigners who blame fizzy drinks for weight problems by repositioning itself as “part of the solution to the global problem of obesity”.

Coke ‘part of the solution’ – Calorie counting

COCA-COLA is going head-to-head with health campaigners who blame fizzy drinks for weight problems by repositioning itself as “part of the solution to the...
THE growing trend towards healthy eating and dieting has been good for cheese, in terms of both sales performance and the introduction of new products, according to Stephen Gregory, head of category management at Bel UK.

Dairy gets a health kick

THE growing trend towards healthy eating and dieting has been good for cheese, in terms of both sales performance and the introduction of new...