Tag: Comment

Antony Begley
1821 views

MUP is a golden opportunity for us all

Like most Scottish Government legislation that impacts directly on the local retailing sector, Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) met...

Antony Begley
2140 views

The future is smarter, not harder

The challenges that face the local retailing sector are well documented with costs rising, margins falling and competition...

Antony Begley
2500 views

Food-to-go grant is a no-brainer

The recent announcement that the Scottish Government’s new £250,000 food-to-go grant programme is now live should be welcome...

Antony Begley
2753 views

Friends and colleagues: support the Protection of Workers consultation

Let’s face it, if you work in a shop in Scotland you already know that abuse, threats and...

Antony Begley
692 views

The great tobacco RSP debate

It’s one of those discussions that usually only happens in private, but the gnarly question of whether to...

Antony Begley
1792 views

Reality bites with the real cost of the living wage

The national living wage is a complex subject, fraught with moral as well as commercial implications. There can’t...

Antony Begley
2282 views

It’s about time to give Aldi laldy…

There are few scenarios more nightmarish for a local retailer than an Aldi moving in next door, and...

Antony Begley
2654 views

The consolidation plot thickens

It’s always the way. Just as SLR is going to press a new story breaks and the editorial...

Antony Begley
2974 views

What next as McColl’s hooks up with Morrisons?

The dull moments in local retailing are few and far between these days – but wasn’t it always...

Antony Begley
3970 views

If the Scottish government wants DRS, let them pay for it

One of the most galling challenges of working in the local retailing industry is that we so often find ourselves...