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Charging for cups

Retailers who have coffee machines in their store may soon have to charge customers who take a single-use cup.
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Parking charges confirmed

Workplace parking charges will now be enforceable by law after the Scottish Parliament approved the Transport (Scotland) Bill.

Government wants to push electric cars

We’re going to electric avenue

ScotGov sets licence renewal at £50

£50 PLH fee confirmed SCOTTISH retailers will need to pay £50 to renew their personal licence, the Scottish Government has confirmed. Previously, there had been a...

It’s time to have your say on DRS

RETAILERS have an opportunity to weigh in on the future of DRS via an open consultation seeking views on a range of options for...

Government plans include promo ban

ScotGov targets ‘unhealthy promotions’ in obesity strategy THE Scottish Government has revealed it intends to restrict the promotion of products high in fat, sugar or...

Rates reform takes another step forward

ScotGov seeks views on Barclay Review legislation NEW legislation for Scotland’s much maligned business rates system is scheduled for introduction in early 2019, with the...

Retailers react to obesity plan

Mixed reviews for Scottish Government strategy to improve children’s health With retailers still reeling from TPD2, sugar tax and MUP regulations, the Scottish Government is...

New strategy for Scottish produce

SCOTTISH businesses are getting behind the nation’s fruit, vegetable and potato industry with the launch of a new growth strategy for the sector. The Planting...

CCEP desires for deposit return

AS the UK and Scottish governments deliberate on how best to introduce a deposit return system for drinks containers, Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has...

The Forest view on smoking proposals

As the Scottish Government considers more regulations on tobacco, Simon Clark urges independent retailers to join forces with consumers. By Simon Clark THE smoking ban, we...

ScotGov plans promotions ban

THE Scottish Government has revealed it intends to restrict the promotion of products high in fat, sugar or salt as part of an action...

Scottish Government confirms pursuit of DRS

Government will seek to introduce scheme but questions remain over small retailers FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (5 September) announced the Scottish Government is committed...
Michael Dean, Malcolm Gunnyeon

Brexit – exploring the possibilities

by Michael Dean and Malcolm Gunnyeon While Brexit uncertainty is the new normal, it flexes and varies week to week. Soon we will be straining...

SRC boss warns on Scots tax rates

RETAIL industry group the Scottish Retail Consortium held its annual reception last month – meeting with MSPs from the new Scottish Parliament and hearing...
Healthier options

Time to put health on promotion

Since 2004 the Scottish Grocers Federation Healthy Living Programme has been working with local retailers to boost sales of fruit and vegetables and other...

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