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Stephen McGowan
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MUP: the grand experiment must run its course

Now halfway through its six-year pilot in Scotland, Minimum Unit Pricing should be allowed to run its course...

Antony Begley
335 views

Play your part in the war on retail crime

After all the euphoria recently of seeing Daniel Johnson’s Shopworkers Protection Bill clear the final hurdle before becoming...

Antony Begley
455 views

A safer working environment – and not before time

Last month, a little bit of history was made in the Scottish Parliament as Daniel Johnson MSP’s Protection...

Antony Begley
552 views

An awards like no other to end a year like no other

On reflection, it seems somehow appropriate that a year like no other culminated in an SLR Rewards like...

James Lowman
900 views

The next phase: let’s not forget what we’ve learned

ACS boss James Lowman offers some timely advice on how to cope with what looks increasingly like a...

Antony Begley
902 views

Model behaviour

The news that Co-op has opened its first franchise store in Scotland – at Stirling University – has...

Antony Begley
751 views

Retailer protection: a tale of two governments

The last six months have seen everyone and their granny falling over themselves to praise local retailers. What...

Antony Begley
829 views

Walk the walk and talk the talk

How ‘ethical’ would you rate your business on, say, a scale of one to 10? OK, you would...

Greg Deacon
1112 views

Time for brands to shift focus to local

With independent retailers the undoubted stars of the show in recent months, it’s time that brands reworked their...

Leigh Sparks
1302 views

What should we value about retailing and towns and what should we do about them?

Recent weeks have shown that the concept of ‘place’ has become more important to more people than ever...