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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
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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...

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...