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Shoplifting is now essentially a pandemic in Scotland, points out the SGF’s Pete Cheema.
The government needs to recognise the implications of its policies on small stores, argues SGF chief executive Pete Cheema.
The convenience sector needs to fight to keep shoppers’ access to cash, the SGF’s Pete Cheema argues.
The stress of working in the convenience sector needs urgent attention, SGF chief executive Pete Cheema argues.
ATM closures and bank restructuring are causing issues that need addressing, Pete says.
There are several key indicators which mean that year 2019 could be a profitable one for convenience stores.
Restrictions on promotions of snacks and confectionery need to work for all parties, argues Pete.
The Scottish Grocers Federation is celebrating 100 years of supporting retailers.
Only by working collaboratively can major government policy be made to work, argues Pete.
A multi-agency project is helping to reduce proxy purchasing of alcohol in Scotland, Pete reports.
Scottish retailers are tackling obesity and don’t need further regulation, SGF’s chief executive asserts.
The ‘war of attrition’ over a deposit return scheme in Scotland is akin to The Wire, says Pete Cheema.
Bank branch closures will impact convenience stores and the communities they serve, argues Pete Cheema.
SGF chief executive Pete Cheema hails a new Cross-Party Group on independent convenience stores.
Increasingly the Scottish government is trying to do things differently to the rest of the UK, writes SGF chief executive 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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