Opinions

Bruce Terry
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2 minutes of your time: Bruce Terry

Following the massively successful relaunch of Kensitas Club at a significantly reduced RSP, JTI is now launching a...

Antony Begley
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Let’s not drop the vaping ball again

When vaping first arrived in the UK in about 2007, it probably struck many retailers at the time...

Antony Begley
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Great ideas are only great if you act on them

Valuable life lessons can come in many varied and often unexpected forms, so it pays to keep your...

Jens Christiansen
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2 minutes of your time: Jens Christiansen

New research reveals over half of all retailers don’t offer the guidance that tobacco shoppers are looking for,...

Antony Begley
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Broadway: an inspiration to us all

It is with massive pride and no small satisfaction that we will be sending this year’s Scottish Local...

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
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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
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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
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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
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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...