Opinions

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
598 views

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
642 views

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
1093 views

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
1580 views

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
1644 views

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
1888 views

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
2246 views

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
2508 views

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
2639 views

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...