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NFRN calls for funding to improve security systems for smaller retailers

The Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) has said smaller retailers need financial support from the government to help...

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Retail recovers in March

UK retail sales increased 8.4% on a like-for-like basis last month, compared to March 2019, when they had...

Scottish Parliament
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NFRN to host Scottish Parliament hustings

Leading figures from the five main political parties in Scotland will take part in the NFRN’s online hustings...

Scotmid Barton exterior
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Scotmid opens new look Barnton store

Scotmid has reopen its Barnton store in Edinburgh following a major refit. A sales floor increase in size...

coronavirus
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NFRN Hardship Fund: help still at hand

Independent news and convenience retailers are reminded that the NFRN Covid-19 Hardship Fund is still available for those...

Louise Hoste
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WiW Speed Mentoring sells out

Wholesalers and suppliers have shown their commitment to developing the female members of their teams by snapping up...

Chris McCallum
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Everything’s cool in Coylton

Independent retailer Chris McCallum has given his SPAR store in Coylton a makeover. A four-week refit has seen...

closed sign
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Usdaw secures Ne’er Day trading consultation

Retail trade union Usdaw has secured a commitment from the Scottish Government to consult on large stores closing...

Jisp brand ambassador scheme
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Jisp unveils Brand Ambassador programme

Grocery shopping app Jisp has launched a Brand Ambassador initiative to increase sales for convenience stores that use...

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Circularity Scotland appointed DRS scheme administrator

Circularity Scotland has been confirmed as the administrator that will oversee operation of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS)...