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Antony Begley
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It’s time to think smarter…

It’s something we’ve been banging on about for years, long before the world of retail was turned on...

Antony Begley
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Food-to-go: the key SLR Rewards takeaway

Racking up thousands of miles doing the SLR Rewards judging and seeing the inside of more than 50...

John Patterson
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Tobacco decline rate a concern – but we’re working on it

by John Patterson, Sales Director UK, Juul Labs It’s disappointing that the new data from the Office of...

John Patterson
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2 minutes of your time: John Patterson

The arrival of US vaping giant JUUL Labs has helped rouse the slumbering category in the local retailing...

Immigration threshold of £30,000
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Immigration threshold threatens local retailing community

The UK Government’s £30,000 immigration threshold could seriously destabilise the Scottish local retailing community. by J.S. von Dacre...

Antony Begley
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The lack of action is criminal

If you were unfortunate enough to see the horrific CCTV footage on Facebook recently of the central belt...

Stuart Ramsay
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2 minutes of your time: Stuart Ramsay

The tobacco category rarely stands still, with the latest piece of legislation set to impact on local retailers...

Antony Begley
7147 views

Doing good is good for business

Where do you stand on sustainability? Judging from conversations I’ve had with many retailers, building a more sustainable...

Antony Begley
6756 views

It’s like walking into the internet

I had the privilege of visiting Seattle recently as part of an SGF National Executive study tour to...

Antony Begley
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‘Vaping will replace tobacco’, but when?

There were many bold statements made at our Cloud Chasing vaping event in Glasgow last month but possibly...