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David Lonsdale
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2 minutes of your time: David Lonsdale

As Scotland undertakes to reform its business rates system, the Barclay Review offers key insight into how that...

Antony Begley
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The consolidation plot thickens

It’s always the way. Just as SLR is going to press a new story breaks and the editorial...

Antony Begley
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What next as McColl’s hooks up with Morrisons?

The dull moments in local retailing are few and far between these days – but wasn’t it always...

James Lowman
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DRS would be ‘ineffective’, placing ‘unnecessary burdens’ on sector

ACS Chief Executive James Lowman supports sister organisation SGF’s view that the proposed Deposit Return Scheme would be...

Antony Begley
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If the Scottish government wants DRS, let them pay for it

One of the most galling challenges of working in the local retailing industry is that we so often find ourselves...

Antony Begley
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Is franchising the future of local retailing?

For many years it’s been fascias and symbols; now it’s franchises. Following One Stop’s lead, in the very...

Gary Winter
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2 minutes of your time: Gary Winter

As part of its plans to turbo charge its Collect+ service, PayPoint has appointed Gary Winter to the...

Jane Bickerstaffe
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Vital to put impact of drinks bottles and coffee cups in context

Jane Bickerstaffe, Director of the Industry Council for Research on Packaging & the Environment, explains why it’s critical...

Antony Begley
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The tide is most definitely rising

For all that it’s a logistical nightmare to carry out, the on-the-road judging for the SLR Rewards provides...

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2 minutes of your time: Paul Cheema

Sent from Coventry to judge the SLR Rewards, the successful retailer and Association of Convenience Stores board member...