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.

Pete Cheema

A healthy challenge

By Pete Cheema

Scottish retailers are tackling obesity and don’t need further regulation, SGF’s chief executive asserts.

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Pete Cheema

Down to The Wire

By Pete Cheema

The ‘war of attrition’ over a deposit return scheme in Scotland is akin to The Wire, says Pete Cheema.

Pete Cheema

Banking on it

By Pete Cheema

Bank branch closures will impact convenience stores and the communities they serve, argues Pete Cheema.

Pete Cheema

Political progress

By Pete Cheema

SGF chief executive Pete Cheema hails a new Cross-Party Group on independent convenience stores.

Pete Cheema

Going it alone

By Pete Cheema

Increasingly the Scottish government is trying to do things differently to the rest of the UK, writes SGF chief executive Pete Cheema.

The cost of living wage

By Pete Cheema

The National Living Wage will have a big impact on retailers’ ability to provide jobs and reinvest, argues SGF chief executive Pete Cheema.

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