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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
1781 views

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
1852 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
1510 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
1617 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
1349 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
1308 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
1396 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
1351 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
1278 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....