Opinions

Antony Begley
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MUP is a golden opportunity for us all

Like most Scottish Government legislation that impacts directly on the local retailing sector, Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) met...

Gavin Blair
389 views

2 minutes of your time: Gavin Blair

With milk and flavoured milks excluded from the recent sugar tax, there’s an opportunity for retailers to capitalise...

Antony Begley
695 views

The future is smarter, not harder

The challenges that face the local retailing sector are well documented with costs rising, margins falling and competition...

Antony Begley
1083 views

Food-to-go grant is a no-brainer

The recent announcement that the Scottish Government’s new £250,000 food-to-go grant programme is now live should be welcome...

Antony Begley
1347 views

Friends and colleagues: support the Protection of Workers consultation

Let’s face it, if you work in a shop in Scotland you already know that abuse, threats and...

Dan Brown
1484 views

2 minutes of your time: Dan Brown

He may be a young man, but Dan Brown already has an enviable CV in local retailing in...

Craig Brown
1338 views

2 minutes of your time: Craig Brown

Glasgow-based wholesaler JW Filshill has finally officially launched its new premium KeyStore More fascia format in Scotland. We...

Antony Begley
227 views

The great tobacco RSP debate

It’s one of those discussions that usually only happens in private, but the gnarly question of whether to...

Big data expert Tom Hall
914 views

Can retailers and brands turn big data into smart data?

Data is set to play an increasingly important role in convenience retailing but having access to more and...

Antony Begley
1226 views

Reality bites with the real cost of the living wage

The national living wage is a complex subject, fraught with moral as well as commercial implications. There can’t...