Opinions

James Lowman, ACS
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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...

Antony Begley
1917 views

DRS: retailers to carry the can once more?

As a local retailer in Scotland, and I proudly include myself in that number, it’s sometimes not difficult...

Food-to-go
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The top five food-to-go trends set to shape the sector

With food-to-go taking a bigger bite of grocery markets around the world, Gavin Rothwell, Senior Retail Insight Manager...

Antony Begley
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When costs keep rising, something has to give

It’s a simple fact that the cost of doing business just keeps on rising in local retailing, and...