Scottish Grocers Federation has announced that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will give the keynote address at its 2021 annual conference.
In her acceptance letter, the First Minister said she was “delighted to attend”.
This will be the fourth time that Sturgeon has spoken in person at the annual conference and is a clear signal about the continuing close relationship between the Federation and the Scottish government.
It is expected the First Minister’s address will highlight the crucial role the convenience sector has played in supporting communities throughout the pandemic and the key and ongoing part it is playing in ensuring Scotland’s recovery.
SGF CEO Pete Cheema said: “The First Minister’s acceptance of our invitation shows how greatly her government values the contribution our sector has made to Scotland and its communities throughout the course of a completely unprecedented public health crisis. This is outstanding recognition for SGF and for our members.”
The annual SGF conference will take place as a physical event at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow on 16 and 17 September 2021.