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Oddbins store
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Brexit blamed for Oddbins collapse

Off-licence chain Oddbins has entered administration. Its owner, European Food Brokers (EFB), blamed tough trading conditions on the...

Scottish Parliament
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Scottish budget clears first hurdle

The draft Scottish budget moved a step closer to approval by the Scottish Parliament yesterday (31 January), when...

Scottish Wholesale Achievers Champion of Champions JW Filshill
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Wholesale success for Filshill

JW Filshill was named the best wholesale business in Scotland at the Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards (31 January),...

HMRC logo
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Track and trace: HMRC issues tobacco products guidance

HMRC has published information about how the forthcoming 'track and trace' regulations will affect retailers selling and storing...

Jessie J concert
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Jessie J to headline GroceryAid’s festival

GroceryAid has unveiled the line-up for its second Barcode Festival, which returns to the Hawker House venue on...

Lionel Nessie
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Nessie pops up at new Scotmid store

Scotmid officially opened its new state-of-the-art convenience store in Drumnadrochit last Friday (25 January). The purpose-built 4,500sq ft...

Liverpool FC
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PayPoint and Western Union celebrate partnership with Reds prize draw

PayPoint and Western Union have announced a new partnership. The arrangement offers retailers enhanced commission, direct support from...

reverse vending machine
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SGF member stores launch reverse vending machine trials

Three Scottish stores from the Nisa, Premier and Keystore symbol groups are set to take part in reverse...

Spar lorry with European Athletics branding
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New Spar Scotland livery takes to the road

Spar Scotland has rolled out a new livery design across 20 of its lorries. Part of Spar’s athletics...

MFG forecourt with Londis shop
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MFG extends with Londis and Budgens

Forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is rebranding 110 of its shops from Spar to the Londis or...