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Craig Brown
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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
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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
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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
1151 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...

Antony Begley
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It’s about time to give Aldi laldy…

There are few scenarios more nightmarish for a local retailer than an Aldi moving in next door, and...

David Lonsdale
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2 minutes of your time: David Lonsdale

As Scotland undertakes to reform its business rates system, the Barclay Review offers key insight into how that...

Antony Begley
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The consolidation plot thickens

It’s always the way. Just as SLR is going to press a new story breaks and the editorial...

Antony Begley
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What next as McColl’s hooks up with Morrisons?

The dull moments in local retailing are few and far between these days – but wasn’t it always...

James Lowman
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DRS would be ‘ineffective’, placing ‘unnecessary burdens’ on sector

ACS Chief Executive James Lowman supports sister organisation SGF’s view that the proposed Deposit Return Scheme would be...

Antony Begley
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If the Scottish government wants DRS, let them pay for it

One of the most galling challenges of working in the local retailing industry is that we so often find ourselves...