Pete Cheema, chief executive of the Scottish Grocers Federation, brings the latest view from the lobbying group.

SGF chief executive Pete Cheema

Growing concerns

By Pete Cheema

ATM closures and bank restructuring are causing issues that need addressing, Pete says.

Pete Cheema

Silver linings

By Pete Cheema

There are several key indicators which mean that year 2019 could be a profitable one for convenience stores.

Pete Cheema

War on snacks?

By Pete Cheema

Restrictions on promotions of snacks and confectionery need to work for all parties, argues Pete.

Pete Cheema

100 years in business

By Pete Cheema

The Scottish Grocers Federation is celebrating 100 years of supporting retailers.

Pete Cheema

Working together

By Pete Cheema

Only by working collaboratively can major government policy be made to work, argues Pete.

Pete Cheema

Targeting proxy purchases

By Pete Cheema

A multi-agency project is helping to reduce proxy purchasing of alcohol in Scotland, Pete reports.

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