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Antony Begley
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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
1821 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
2026 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
2140 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
2500 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
2753 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
3019 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...

Craig Brown
2076 views

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
692 views

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
1398 views

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...