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John Patterson
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2 minutes of your time: John Patterson

The arrival of US vaping giant JUUL Labs has helped rouse the slumbering category in the local retailing...

Immigration threshold of £30,000
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Immigration threshold threatens local retailing community

The UK Government’s £30,000 immigration threshold could seriously destabilise the Scottish local retailing community. by J.S. von Dacre...

Antony Begley
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The lack of action is criminal

If you were unfortunate enough to see the horrific CCTV footage on Facebook recently of the central belt...

Stuart Ramsay
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2 minutes of your time: Stuart Ramsay

The tobacco category rarely stands still, with the latest piece of legislation set to impact on local retailers...

Antony Begley
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Doing good is good for business

Where do you stand on sustainability? Judging from conversations I’ve had with many retailers, building a more sustainable...

Antony Begley
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It’s like walking into the internet

I had the privilege of visiting Seattle recently as part of an SGF National Executive study tour to...

Antony Begley
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‘Vaping will replace tobacco’, but when?

There were many bold statements made at our Cloud Chasing vaping event in Glasgow last month but possibly...

Truls Haug
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2 minutes of your time: Truls Haug

With the public consultation on a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in Scotland recently closed, we hear from Truls...

Antony Begley
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What exactly is our role in driving the health agenda?

If you haven’t had a look online at the Scottish Government’s public consultation document on ‘Reducing Health Harms...

Nick Brown
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2 minutes of your time: Nick Brown

Coca-Cola European Partners launched a hugely ambitious sustainability strategy last year, aiming to ensure ultimately that none of...