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Merrydown Cider
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Merrydown increases focus on Scotland

Award-winning cider brand Merrydown is upweighting its focus on the Scottish market following huge growth in convenience in...

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Pumped for success

The forecourt sector is motoring just now, as Certas Energy invests in the Gulf brand, JET unveils a...

drinking soft drink
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Making sense of soft drinks

With a slew of new soft drinks product launches in recent months it looks like retailers will need...

vegan sausage rolls
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Are you good to go with food-to-go?

Food-to-go is a multi-billion-pound industry and is arguably the biggest trend in convenience retailing at the moment. Fortunately,...

A destination store
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Time for the rebirth of the destination store?

Fierce competition and ever-rising costs mean the prevailing convenience model of price competition and promotion-obsession may be ending...

Hanging bags
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Hanging in there for big sales

The hanging bags market continues to play a key role in driving impulse sales in stores across Scotland...

Healthy snacks
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Healthy growth looks set to continue

New research from HIM suggests that healthier eating will be important to 20 million people in the next...

Energy drinks
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Innovation re-energises sales

A raft of innovative new energy drink launches has helped generate fresh consumer interest as well as sales...

Vype e-cigs
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Vaping momentum continues to build

Despite a historically poor performance in the vaping category, Scotland’s local retailers are beginning to rediscover their passion...

Alastair Williams
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Time to talk to your shoppers about cigars?

Interesting research from leading cigar player STG shows that more cigarette smokers than you might think are very...