Scottish Mace wholesaler Aberness Foods says its Mace Bread and Milk Guarantee' has proved a major success in its first year. It has promised that if one of its 42 stores, or 16 participating independents, is out of bread or milk, a customer is given a free voucher to be redeemed when the item is back in stock. And according to Aberness, a survey by Harris International's Consumer Tracking Programme found Aberness's Mace stores had achieved 100% availability on milk after the scheme helped identify stores with stock level problems. Retail director Graeme Hay said: "Recognising these two staple items are key purchases in c-stores and the value of these to consumers has highlighted to store managers the importance of always having bread and milk available, and the significance of linked purchases of these items." {{NEWS }}