Opinions

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2 mins: Jon Hughes

Just a few weeks into the job and Red Bull’s new Off Premise director Jon Hughes caught up...

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Your customers think local, so you should too

With local retailers turning to local produce to boost sales in the fast-growing fresh category, Clydesdale Bank’s support...

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2 mins: Nick Beresford

P&G recently appointed Nick Beresford to the role of Sales Director, Convenience. So with a renewed commitment to...

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Don’t forget your refresher training

It’s been a few years now since the introduction of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, which means anyone...

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Banks must do more to help SMEs

Despite continual lobbying from small business groups, it remains difficult to secure bank lending. The Forum of Private...

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The inconvenience of convenience mults

When once it was the march of the 100,000 sq ft megastores that threatened the livelihoods of independent...

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A better deal for retailers

On the eve of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, the British Retail Consortium wrote to George Osbourne to demand...

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Domestic success on the menu

With 2012 seen by many as a landmark year for the UK, Scots can be forgiven for looking...

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2 mins: Saleem Sadiq

In June this year Saleem Sadiq strode up onto a stage in Glasgow with a startled expression on...

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2 mins: Robert Sider

Earlier this year Robert Sider took over as SGF President. Having had enough time to settle into the...