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Confectionery set to check out?

Holyrood invites stores to take sweets and drinks off the tills THE Scottish Government has again said it wants retailers to take all confectionery...

Plain packs back on the agenda

THE Westminster Government has begun its short consultation process on the possible introduction of standardised packaging for tobacco products. If it’s decided to proceed with...
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Kicking off

World Cup fever or not? Have the boys in Brazil put cash through the till? WITH bunting and flags festooning the shop, a display of...
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Science panel says cut sugar

Advisory committee tells Westminster Government that free sugars guideline should be halved CONSUMERS must slash their sugar intake to head off the UK’s obesity epidemic...
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Don’t price our industry out

Retail consortium’s budget wish list says reform business rates, restrict tax hikes, improve parking. PLEASE John Swinney, keep the cost of doing retail business in...
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Which way Scotland?

Scotland’s referendum on independence is only a few months away. Today we begin our look at points of the Scottish Government’s White Paper of...
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Tributes for Mackie’s chief

Ice-cream firm chairman who played major roles in farming, food manufacture, politics and education. MAITLAND Mackie, the patriarch of the Scottish ice cream dynasty,...
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Price cuts see food sales fall

Like-for-like totals slump by 3.7% in May as cost-slashing promotional deals take their toll. EXTENSIVE discounting plus poor weather added up to a disappointing...
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Lidl owner to be Euro tops

Analyst predicts discount group will overtake Carrefour in European food and drink retail and that UK and France will see major multiple convenience growth LIDL...
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Post offices top shoppers’ list

THE Post Office is the UK’s high street hero according to a wide-ranging survey undertaken by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). Retailers, consumers...
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Alcohol-free specialist has new chief

AFTER what it says was an extensive search, Bavaria has named Rob Page as its new UK managing director. He joins the Dutch brewing...
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Sustainable champion?

ENTRY is still open for The VIBES Awards, Scotland’s environmental business awards scheme. Companies that contribute to sustainable development by improving processes, products or services...
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Premier clocks up 3,000 stores

SYMBOL group Premier has opened its 3,000th store. The new branch, in Blyth, Northumberland, was launched with a family fun day with a free...
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Uncertainty we can do without

OPINION polls suggest many Scots have still to decide which way they will vote on 18 September. But in Spar, Logans Road in Motherwell...
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Bru born to support

IRN-BRU is highlighting its role as Official Soft Drink of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games with a new TV advert which will air from...
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New Coke targets natural sweet fans

Coca-Cola Life joins Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero in four-strong portfolio SOFT drinks giant Coca-Cola is to bring its fourth version of Coke to...