Tag: Editor

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...

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...

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
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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
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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...

Kevin Scott
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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...

Kevin Scott
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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...