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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...

Dan Brown
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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
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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
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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...