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Antony Begley
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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
714 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
846 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
1283 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
176 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
874 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
1194 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
1755 views

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
2243 views

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
2200 views

The consolidation plot thickens

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