JW Filshill introduces MUP action plan for retailers

The wholesaler is putting plans in place ahead of legislation next month

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Food Waste

ACS and NFRN prepare retailers for plastic bag charges

28 Mar 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) and National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) have teamed up to encourage small stores to introduce a voluntary plastic bag charge ahead of a proposed blanket levy.


Scottish stores offered help to implement energy drink ban

26 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Scottish retailers are being given support to implement voluntary bans on the sale of energy drinks to under 16s.

Staff Living Wage

National Living Wage rise set to take its toll on retailers

19 Mar 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Independent retailers are struggling to absorb rising costs as the government prepares to introduce the latest hike in the National Living Wage (NLW).

IQOS heat not burn system

Government to tax emerging heated tobacco category

14 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The government has announced plans to tax the emerging heat not burn (HNB) tobacco category.


Chancellor brings forward business rates revaluation

13 Mar 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The next business rates revaluation has been brought forward by one year to 2021, chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Spring Statement on Tuesday.


Co-op Group admits shortfalls in treatment of suppliers

12 Mar 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-op Group has acknowledged it has fallen short in its treatment of suppliers after becoming the subject of an investigation by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).


Retailers on 'named and shamed' list for underpaying staff

09 Mar 2018 | By Robin Mannering

A handful of c-store retailers are among a list of nearly 180 employers named and shamed by the government for underpaying minimum wage workers.


Energy regulator imposes 12-month backbilling limit

05 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Energy regulator Ofgem has imposed a 12-month limit on backbilling for microbusinesses, putting an end to retailers receiving excessive backbills.

Coca Cola zero sugar

CCEP makes price and pack changes due to sugar levy

28 Feb 2018 | By David Rees

Classic Coca-Cola will be supplied in smaller take-home bottles once the soft drinks sugar levy comes into force in April, but the company has ruled out any change to the product’s recipe.


Small businesses unaware and unprepared for new data laws

27 Feb 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The UK’s small business community is still “worryingly unprepared” for tough new data protection regulations set to be enforced in less than three months’ time.

New Alcohol Legislation

Scotland recommends 50p minimum unit alcohol price

26 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Scottish government has confirmed it will recommend a 50p minimum unit price for alcohol when the legislation is introduced on 1 May.

Nisa lorry

CMA opens investigation into Co-op's takeover of Nisa

22 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-op Group’s takeover of Nisa will not be cleared until April 20 at the earliest, the Competition and Markets Authority announced today (Thursday).


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Linda Williams Premier Broadway Convenience Edinburgh

Holding our own

19 Apr 2018 | By Linda Williams

Sound planning has paid off for Broadway Convenience, but the battle isn’t over yet, says Linda

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