Tag: Scottish Parliament

Illicit tobacco changing hands at car boot sale
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Illicit tobacco ‘twice as profitable as drug smuggling’

Selling illicit tobacco is now more profitable – and carries less risks – than drug smuggling. That was...

Scottish Parliament
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What’s trending: #parlyspecial

With the Cross Party Group raising awareness of the local retailing sector at the Scottish Parliament, SLR visited...

Independent Retailer Cross Party Group
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Independent retailers make history at Holyrood

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) has hailed an historic breakthrough in its political engagement work. Holyrood has given...

Pete Cheema and Nicola Sturgeon
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SGF gears up for Holyrood election

SGF will launch its manifesto for the 2016 Scottish parliament election at its ‘Big Debate’ event on 14th...

Smoking an e-cig
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‘Adults only’ e-cig law passed

E-cigarettes are to become age restricted, following the Scottish Parliament’s passing of the Health (tobacco, nicotine and care)...

Kezia Dugdale with Pete Cheema
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SGF Local Shop Report applauded by MSPs

Exclusive Leaders of the main political parties and a former First Minister have attended the parliamentary launch by...

Scottish Parliament
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SGF report enlightens MSPs

Local retail was high on the agenda at Holyrood yesterday (12th January) as SGF’s Scottish Local Shop Report...

SRC's diet and nutrition paper
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Retailers set out public health priorities ahead of Holyrood election

The Scottish Retail Consortium has launched the third of four policy papers setting out the key priorities of...

Scottish Parliament
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MSPs back first Scottish Local Shop Report

SGF launched the first ever Scottish Local Shop Report at its annual conference yesterday (29th October). The Scottish...

Woddlands Local's craft beer range
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Trade bodies call for simpler licensing laws

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation and the Association of Convenience Stores have asked for a simplification of licensing laws...