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Kevin Scott
1693 views

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
1374 views

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
1419 views

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...

David Martin
1206 views

No quick fixes to dietary problem

Ahead of this May’s Scottish election, the nation’s diet is going to be near the top of the...

Kevin Scott
1182 views

How do you solve a problem like Scotland’s diet?

Everything in moderation. It’s a phrase that haunts us all the morning after the Christmas night out. The...

Geoff Ogle
1244 views

Writing a recipe for a healthier Scotland

With two out of every three Scots overweight or obese Food Standards Scotland has made recommendations to the...

Kevin Scott
1207 views

2016 will be a year of adjusting, investing and preparing

Every year around this time we ask a number of key figures in Scotland’s convenience industry to give...

Shane Nolan
1121 views

The Google guide to online marketing

Having an online presence these days is as important for local retailers as it is for anyone else....

Kevin Scott
1097 views

Now is the time to aspire to greatness

Okay, that headline could probably be classed as hyperbole but Scotland’s convenience sector is in formidable shape. As...

Mike Nolan
1072 views

The funding key to retail success

For the smaller retailer, financial support is a prerequisite for business success but it is sourcing this support...