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Antony Begley
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Tesco and Booker: obvious in hindsight?

Friday 27 January was set to be a quiet day at the office in SLR Towers. Tie up...

Simon Walton
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New Year, new challenges

There’s a recurring theme in this edition of Scottish Local Retailer. If last year was considered a year...

Katie Littler
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What is the future of convenience?

In a year that may well be defined by the changes likely to take place in retail, and...

Antony Begley
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It’s time to take our relationship with Holyrood up a gear

When putting together this month’s cover story on the Scottish Retail Consortium’s outright demand for “tangible actions” from...

Antony Begley
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Practising what we preach

I make no apologies for taking our own Woodlands Local store in Falkirk as the subject of this...

Antony Begley
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Don’t let the e-cigs opportunity pass you by

Big opportunities don’t come along in local retailing these days. Lots and lots of problems and challenges come...

Antony Begley
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What role do retailers have to play in public health?

The recent Budget and George Osborne’s already infamous sugar tax has relit the debate on exactly what role...

Kevin Scott
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It’s time to protect our shop workers

Like everyone in the room at the SGF Crime Seminar, I was horrified by the graphic footage of...

Niall Hassard
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What next for alcohol licensing?

After Holyrood’s Health and Sport Committee published a report confirming that it would not be supporting a Labour...

Kevin Scott
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It’s a home win in Hawick, but which town will be next?

Writing this month’s cover story has been an eye-opener (and I don’t mean the realisation of how bad...