Friday, December 13, 2019
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Sunshine and sporting silverware brought shoppers out in July, buying barbecue staples, ice cream, soft fruit and even ice cubes.

Food leads new sales surge – Weather and winning credited

Are we in recovery? Scottish sales performance best for more than two years as we storm ahead of overall UK stats A feelgood July has...
The essence of Absolut art

The essence of Absolut art – Packaging revamp for vodka brand

ABSOLUT is introducing not one but many new looks as it rolls out a series of redesigns on its flavoured vodkas in the UK....
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...
27% of retailers are concerned about employee theft of stock and 14% list employee theft of cash as a concern, according to the Retail Fraud Survey.

Employee theft moves up the list – Security focus

ARE stores seriously affected by criminal activity carried out by staff? A study published recently by consultancy firm Retail Knowledge, sponsored by a cash security...
Biscuits at kids’ size power on

Biscuits at kids’ size power on

BURTON’S Biscuit Company, reckons the start of the new school year is a great time for retailers to capitalise on demand for child-friendly biscuit...
Comfort has added “odour defence technology” to make sure that the scent of laundry is the correct one. Cif has added wipes to its Easy Lift range of household cleaning products. Easy – owned by Jeyes – targets shoppers on a budget with a competitively priced range of cleaning basics.

Clean growth – Convenience store development for scented categories

It’s all about merchandising ... and fragrance, as household cleaning products adopt ever-more exotic smells to attract scent-sensitive customers WITH consumers more inclined than before...
Scotland Food and Drink chief executive James Withers speaking at the Scottish Wholesale Association Conference.

To a big year and beyond

AS reported in last month’s Scottish Grocer, Scotland Food and Drink chief executive, James Withers, told an audience of Scottish wholesalers that Scotland’s food...
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...

Sheets to wash the sheets

AFTER powders, liquids tablets and capsules, the latest innovation in clothes washing is sheets. 151 Products has developed Fabrite, a non-bio super- concentrated washing powder...
Jam firm adds a saucy dimension

Jam firm adds a saucy dimension – New from R&W Scott

SCOTTISH jam producer, family-owned company R&W Scott, is tempting home bakers with a new range of premium sauces, designed to fill cakes, accompany desserts...
Archie Jess, above right, with Andrew Hemphill, president of Greenock Chamber of Commerce.

For a life in food – Jess recognised at awards ceremony

ARCHIE Jess, the driving force behind the meat processing business the AP Jess Group, has taken the Lifetime Achievement award in the Greenock Chamber...
Cold comfort

Cold comfort – Healthy figures for frozen market

DESPITE the horsemeat scandal, the frozen food market is now worth more than £5.6bn and grew in value by 4.5% last year. According to Kantar...
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...
Nae Danger sports drink

Nae kiddin’ – Energy drink performance picking up

IT may have started out as a bit of a laugh (Ross Gourlay, MD of distribution firm Glencrest thought it would be a good...
New times for whisky

New times for whisky – Product analysis

IT might be seen as ironic that the most successful Scottish food and drink sector, whisky, isn’t the overwhelming spirit of choice in its...
The sweetest things

The sweetest things – Traditional Scottish confectionery

SCOTLAND’s famous sweet tooth has, traditionally, been served by well-loved local confectionery suppliers. And in a world of global confectionery brands there are still companies...

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