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vaping
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Time to tackle stalled vaping growth

The UK vaping market is worth over £1bn with traditional retail channels accounting for almost £160m – yet...

Easter products
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Play to your strengths this Easter

Easter remains a key seasonal sales opportunity for local retailers but with the increasingly aggressive approach of the...

Family Shopper retailer
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Lure of symbol groups grows in market turmoil

The massive wave of recent industry consolidation no doubt leaves many retailers considering their options going forward in a...

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EUTPD2 drives shift to RYO

The effects of the introduction of the EUTPD2 legislation last year are still far from well understood but...

Scottish Parliament
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Scottish Budget adds to uncertainty in retail sector

The draft Scottish Budget announced in December was a mixed bag for retailers but contains several very worrying...

Irn Bru Xtra
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Cash in on the icons of convenience

When it comes to running a profitable store, focusing on the iconic brands that do the business for...

Consolidation in the ocean
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It’s not the end of the world but can we see it from here?

It’s not the end of the world but can we see it from here?The local retailing industry has...

Mahmood Saleem
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Mahmood takes it all in at NACS in Chicago!

Scottish Local Retailer of the Year Mahmood Saleem visited NACS in Chicago last month as part of his...

Predicting 2018
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What does 2018 have in store for the local retailing sector?

After a challenging and dramatic year, 2018 looks set to be another year of change and evolution. SLR...

Filling up on the forecourt
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Getting closer to customers key to forecourt footfall

Today’s forecourts are increasingly adopting innovative customer engagement strategies to drive up spend and profits as well as...